Just so you know, sugar can be addicting. And if you don’t do anything to stop it, you might end up having a bad health. It can cause, of course, obesity, heart diseases, and diabetes. The question now is, how are you going to minimize your sugar intake? Here are some practical tips that you have to embrace from now on (just make sure you are not eating a doughnut while reading this).
How can you stay away from sugar?
Improve your breakfast
Granola bars are popular nowadays. But you have to make sure that what you have in your pantry does not contain a lot of sugar. Otherwise, prepare a healthier breakfast with eggs, avocado, and spinach.
Go for a bite of dark chocolate
Are you used to eating sweets after dinner? If yes, we have found an alternative. Why don’t you take a bite of dark chocolate? Choose one that has a high percentage. Remember that the higher the percentage of dark chocolate, the fewer sugar it has.
Change your beverage preference
If you are always drinking soda, this is the perfect time to stay away from it. You are probably thinking of switching to juice but that’s not advisable either. Both of these beverages contain sugar and it is better if you just quench your thirst with water. A very simple tip but can do wonders. Now fill that tumbler with H2O!
Divert your unnecessary food cravings
So it’s 3 p.m. and you have that sudden urge to buy cakes or pastries. Instead of diving into that temptation, try to distract yourself by watching an inspirational video from YouTube or walking around the office for a quick talk with your colleagues. Before you know it, you are not craving anymore.
Fill your pantry with healthy options
It’s time to check your grocery list. You might not notice that you are stacking a lot of cookies, sweets, maple syrups and a whole lot more. You might want to change your grocery shopping behavior and fill your home with healthier foods such as fruits and vegetables.
Understand the food label
If you must know, sugar has a lot of nicknames. If you don’t know how to identify them, then you might be eating a spoonful without realizing it. Make it a habit to check the labels. Look for names such as sucrose, maltose, and honey among many others.
And since we are talking about labels, do not be fooled by ‘Non-Fat’ or ‘Healthy’ tags on food products. Most of them are just marketing strategies and will do little for your health.
Time to say no to your regular coffee fix
A regular flavored latte can have almost 20 grams of sugar. You might want to drink soy or almond milk from now on. It might take a while to get used to it, but it’s all worth it.
There are still more ways on how you can cut down your sugar intake. If you have more suggestions, please share it with us. We are excited to learn more from you too!