Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Need help quitting processed sugar? I get it! I used to have a huge sweet tooth. Before I became a nutrition coach my daughter at age 10 asked if we could do a challenge of no sugar for 30 days…I cheated on day 3! She kept going so there was no way I couldn’t keep trying with her. I quickly got back on board and when we finally quit processed foods and sugars, we both lost weight and felt better!

The more sugar you eat the more and more you want. Once you kick it, you will no longer crave it. Here are some tips that may help you…

  1.  Start reading labels.  Most all processed foods contain high fructose corn syrup or some other form of processed sugar.
  2.  Take it out of your coffee.  This was the first step I took.  The first few days were a bit rough, but then I got used to it.
  3.  Swap out your flavored yogurt for plain, whole fat yogurt.  Most fat free or low fat yogurts contain extra sugar to make them taste as good as their full fat equivalents.  Not to mention the chemical process that takes place to remove the fat.  Once you are eating plain yogurt, you can add in your own raw honey or fresh fruit to sweeten it a bit.
  4.  Look at your milk.  Milk, especially the flavored kind, can contain a high amount sugar.  This goes for dairy and non dairy.  I know for non dairy, you can buy the plain or unsweetened version.  If you need a little flavoring, you can add a bit of vanilla extract to it.
  5.  When baking, swap out processed sugars for less processed sweeteners like honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar.  Beware of so-called healthy sweeteners. These three sugars are mostly processed in nature. You can even cut the sugar in most recipes and the dish will still be plenty sweet.
  6.  If you are a soda drinker, slowly cut down your consumption until you have quit for good.  Don’t replace soda for diet soda either.  Diet soda is even worse.  Stay away from Vitamin Water as well.  It contains almost as much sugar as a can of coke!
  7.  Start using spices and some foods to make your food seem sweeter without adding any sugar.  Some of those include: cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, applesauce and avocado.  
  8.  When looking at nutrition facts, try to keep your sugar grams under 5 per serving.  4 grams of sugar = 1 tsp.  It’s good to keep that in mind when looking at labels.
  9.  If you get a craving for something sweet, try drinking a glass of water or brushing your teeth.  You might notice it disappear afterward.

Even baby steps that you take can make a big difference….Start with one of these at a time and go from there.

Good Luck!

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