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Are you Overweight? Do You Feel Like Crap?

Are you Overweight? Do You Feel Like Crap?

If you instinctively responded “Yes!” to that question, you might have FLC Syndrome.

It affects nearly half of our population. It causes weight gain and resistance to weight loss. And it causes a whole list of chronic symptoms and diseases. The truth is, most of us have experienced FLC Syndrome at some point in our lives. Yet most people have no idea what causes it or how to fix it.

By now, you may have figured out that FLC Syndrome is when you Feel Like Crap. Even though most doctors don’t know how to diagnose and treat it, the science of Functional Medicine provides a clear roadmap for your way out of FLC!

Do You Have FLC Syndrome?

Yes, if you have any of these symptoms:

  1. Excess weight around the middle (belly fat)
  2. Cravings for sugar and refined carbs
  3. Bingeing on sugar or junk food
  4. Yo-yo dieting where you keep gaining back the weight
  5. Feeling tired and sluggish
  6. Brain fog
  7. Joint pain or muscle aches
  8. Bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation
  9. Congestion, sinus problems or asthma
  10. Allergies or autoimmune diseases
  11. Skin problems: acne, eczema, psoriasis
  12. Mood problems like anxiety, depression or insomnia
  13. Headaches
  14. Memory problems
  15. Low sex drive or function
  16. Simply put, you “feel like crap”

The fact is that most of us are only a few days away from feeling well, from ending sugar and carb cravings, from having control over our bodies. We’re only a few days away from getting our body back to its original factory settings.

Food Is Medicine

There is a solution. It’s one of the greatest medical advances of the 21st century.

It’s this: Food is the most powerful drug on the planet.

The wrong food will make you sick and the right food will transform your body in just a few days. Food is medicine, and what you put at the end of your fork is far more powerful than anything you will find in a prescription bottle.

I’ve spent nearly three decades in medical practice and research. I’ve seen more than 15,000 patients, performed extensive metabolic and nutritional testing, and synthesized thousands of research papers on the root causes of disease and FLC Syndrome, weight gain, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes — or what I like to call “diabesity.” Based on my findings, I created a simple 10-day plan that can quickly reverse FLC Syndrome and help you lose significant amounts of weight quickly, safely and sustainably.

The result is The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet.

We did a trial with 600 people and here were their results:

  • Lost more than 4,000 pounds in 10 days, an average of about 8 pounds each
  • Reduced blood sugar an average of 20 points
  • Decreased blood pressure an average of 10 points
  • Ended sugar and carb cravings
  • Reduced all FLC Syndrome symptoms from all diseases by 62% in 10 days – results no drug on the planet can achieve.
  • Many went on to lose 50 to 100 pounds and reverse type 2 diabetes and other health problems as they continued on the program.

Why The 10-Day Detox Diet Works

The secret of The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet is this: We simply swap out processed foods, sugar, flour and inflammatory foods and add delicious whole, fresh, real anti-inflammatory, detoxifying food. Your body does the rest.

The food industry’s dirty little secret is that they have intentionally hooked us on addictive, hyper-processed, hyper-palatable “food-like” substances that have hijacked our taste buds, hormones, brain chemistry and metabolism.

The scientific verdict is in: Sugar, flour and processed foods are highly biologically addictive. In fact, sugar has proven to be eight times more addictive than cocaine. Think cocaine cookies, morphine muffins or heroin lollipops.

The 10-Day Detox Diet is a goof-proof, step-by-step science-based program that resets your hormones and brain chemistry, and quickly lets you take back ownership of your body. Our biology has been held hostage by food terrorism. The 10-Day Detox Diet is a Navy Seal raid taking it back.

If you’re thinking you can’t give up sugar or bread for 10 days, you are an addict. If you start wondering about artificial sweeteners or alternatives to sugar, it’s a profound clue that you no longer own your body – the food industry does.

Here’s one participant’s story. It can be yours, too. And it’s just 10 days away.

“I was a sugar and carbohydrate addict. I couldn’t go a day without something sugary. I was like a vampire…I had to have it! I sensed, though, that if could go a few days without it I could get past it.

I started the 10-Day Detox and was surprised that I didn’t crave sugar. But the way the food plan was designed, I didn’t feel hungry or anxious in any way. I was calm, the food was good, and I didn’t miss the bad stuff I was eating.

Every day I was on the program I felt more in control…that the food wasn’t in control. Before I used to think, ‘I know eating this food is bad for me, I know I shouldn’t have it, and yet I can’t NOT have it.’ I couldn’t stop. I didn’t understand that the food literally had physical control over me and that my willpower – even though I had it –wasn’t enough. I didn’t realize that I was so entrenched in the addiction of the processed foods. They’re right with that commercial, you can’t have just one! You’re sitting there eating it, knowing you shouldn’t, yet you cannot stop. [On the detox diet] I noticed right away that I felt like I was in control over the food, and that was a huge shift.”

— Jackie Woods

A 10-Day Plan

The 10-Day Detox Diet is simple – the daily schedule and theme, the meals and the menu plan set you up for automatic success. You learn what to let go of and what to add into your life. The food, lifestyle practices, journaling, tracking, and community support are all scientifically designed to give you a jump-start to health and weight loss, to end cravings for sugar and carbs, reverse diabesity and put an end to FLC Syndrome for good.

You will also learn how to design your life and health for long-term success. And the food rocks! One person called it “Detox for Foodies.” It’s not about bland boring diet food, but about abundance, pleasure and deliciousness.

It’s Not Your Fault You’re Overweight

The era of blaming overweight people for being lazy gluttons is over. That’s exactly what our government and the food industry would have us believe by saying it’s all about personal responsibility, it’s all about moderation, that there are no good or bad foods, that all we need to do is exercise more and eat less.

But here’s the truth: There are bad foods, there are toxic and addictive foods we should not be eating, and 100 calories of almonds is very different from 100 calories of soda. Most nutrition experts, doctors and policy makers still haven’t figured out that a calorie is not a calorie! Some calories make us sick and fat, and some make us thin and healthy.

You can preview my book, The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet (coming February 25th), and pre-order it on Amazon. In my book, I expose the lies that keep us fat and sick — and use the latest science to help you end FLC Syndrome forever. Get started and take back control of your health today!

Wishing you health and happiness,
Mark Hyman, MD

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