Eat Less Sugar In 8 Steps
Sugar wrecks havoc on our bodies causing increased belly fat, hormonal imbalances, low energy & fatigue, bad skin, diabetes and much more.
- Don’t Drink Your Calories
Skip the latte & put down that juice! It is not surprising to see that people who drink sugar-sweetened beverages have up to an 83% higher risk of Type II Diabetes
- Don’t Eat It For Breakfast
The average cereal contains about 24g of sugar per bowl, that’s almost your entire daily intake in one sitting. Many yogurts also contain added sugar opt for Greek yogurt or other low sugar options. Choose a balanced breakfast with protein and complex carbs.
- Use Cinnamon
Cinnamon can add a sweet taste without the sugar. It has also been shown in several studies to reduce fasting blood sugar level
- Get Saucy About Sugar
Read your sauce labels. Many of us add sauces to our recipes without realizing their added sugar content due to the more savory flavors. I dare you to look at the back of your BBQ sauce or your salad dressing bottles. They likely have a ton of sugar for even just 1 TBSP of sauce
- Sweet Dreams – Get More Sleep
Studies show that when you are chronically deprived of less than 7 hours of sleep, your hunger hormone, grehlin, increases, while your “I’m full” hormone, leptin, decreases. The better balanced these two hormones are, the less likely you are to experience craving
- Brush Your Teeth
Brushing your teeth after meals or early in the evening will help prevent you from eating more and the minty flavor in your mouth will deter you from craving something sweet.
- Infuse Your Water
Infusing your waters with citrus and other fruits will bring back some of that juicy zest to your life without all of the added fructose in store bought juices. A fruity herbal tea will also do the trick- all benefits without the belly fat!
- Modify Your Recipes
Slowly convert your recipes from adding sugar to using healthier whole food options like applesauce, bananas, honey and syrup. There are also natural sweetening options like steva which will reduce your intake but leave your recipes tasting great.