Skipping booze, sugar, and processed grains and eating only whole foods—think produce, unprocessed grains, lean protein, and healthy fats—for just seven days can trigger long-lasting changes. “A lot of times when we reach for a cookie or a drink, it’s out of habit. By shaking up your routine, you can reset and form better ones,” explains Brooke Alpert, RD, author of The Diet Detox. But it also offers serious perks in the short-term. Read on for five body benefits to expect by this time next week.
You’ll crush your workouts
In the absence of booze and sugar, your pancreas makes less insulin, the hormone that shuttles glucose into fat cells for storage. “When your insulin levels go down, you store less glucose as fat and burn it on the spot instead,” says Robert Lustig, MD, an endocrinologist at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco. The result: You…
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