Read the label.
The most important thing is to know exactly how much sugar is in the foods you eat. Instead of grabbing your usual breakfast cereal, for example, go for the unsweetened oatmeal or shredded wheat cereal. If you need a bit of sweetness, add a fruit on top – doing it this way helps you keep track of what sugars you’re eating.
Try avoiding anything with added sugar for a couple of days and see how it makes you feel. These foods include wheat and alcohol and, temporarily, fruits and dairy, according to shape.com. Instead, eat proteins like eggs, chicken and meat, vegetables, nuts and avocados.
Add healthy sugars back in gradually.
If you didn’t feel too deprived for those few days without added sugars, you can bring back healthy sugars to your diet – but still in moderation and according to your diabetes management plan. Try a fruit and a serving of dairy each day, says shape.com. After a while, try more fruit, whole grains, perhaps, and dairy. Once you get in a healthy routine, you’ll be able to completely avoid unnecessary sugars and only eat the ones beneficial to a healthy diet. However, if you start feeling faint or ill during this detox, don’t hesitate to reach out to your physician.