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Keeping tabs on how much sugar you consume on a daily basis is important. But, it can be easier to imagine to cut sugar from your diet than actually doing it. Especially, if your addicted to sugar, you might have to put up a fight. When sugar is everywhere. According to research, cutting down on your sugar consumption can reduce the rate of weight gain and spikes in blood glucose levels.
CUTTING DOWN SUGAR MIGHT BE EASIER THAN YOU THINK.
1. TOSS TABLE SUGAR
Cut back on adding extra sugar to your meals. That means toss out (white, or brown) syrup or non-organic honey in the things you normally eat or drink regularly. Start off by only adding half of what you usually have then gone smaller from there.
2. SWAP OUT
By now most of us have heard of the swap, if not the swap means. That you replace any unhealthy or sugary substance for something healthy. Such as swapping out soda for water which is the best way to go. But if you want something sweet try diet drinks which can be better than sugary drinks. For meals, the best option is to put fruits in your meals (replace sugar in your oatmeal for bananas or blueberries).
Try to lower the sugar consumption amount every 2 days, so that your body gets into the process of not eating sugar.
3. GO FOR WHOLE FOODS INSTEAD OF PROCESS
Whole foods have not been processed or refined. They are also free of substance additives and other artificial substances. Another one is ultra-processed food, foods that contain salt, sugar, and fats.
4. COOK YOUR OWN MEALS
Rather than buying ingredients that come from a box or can try doing it yourself? A smoothie these days people can buy a box that contains little packets. All you have to do is mix juice and ice and call it a day. Instead, try buying the fruits and blend it up. Most find the taste more satisfying anyway.
There are a lot of other meals that are easy to make your own.
5. CUT THE SERVINGS BACK
When your planning on creating some brownies or cake. Lower the amount that you usually use to at least 35-50%. Soon you might get used to the new taste, but it takes time.
6. DON’T KEEP SUGAR IN YOUR HOUSE
Okay, okay so this is the most obvious tip!
If you don’t have sugar in your house. Then in the evening if you have a craving for something sweet. You can’t treat it. But for some reason, if this doesn’t work, try to keep some healthy, low- sugar snacks in the house instead.
Taste buds will not enjoy, but you’ll thank us later.
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