Ways to cut down your sugar intake
Here are seven ways to cut down on your sugar intake:
Don’t Starve Yourself
If you’re going on a diet to lose some weight and maybe cut down your sugar intake, that’s great. However, completely starving yourself actually causes your blood sugar to drop and leave you feeling irritable and very hungry.
If you want to cut down your sugar intake, you should also neutralise the one you’ve already consumed. Detoxify your body by consuming more vegetables, fermented foods, and lemon water. This will not only flush all the toxins out of your body, but reduce your sugar cravings and let you focus on eating healthy.
Power Up at Breakfast
Ever heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day? It’s not just a myth. This is why you should ensure your first meal is packed full of proteins, fat, and plant nutrients.
Embrace Natural Substitutes
The less processed a food is, the less added sugar it will contain. So, if you’re having a sugar craving, find a natural supplement. Sweet potatoes are great in such an instance.
In addition to substituting natural sugars for sweets and treats, you should also up your spice intake. Pepper has been known to be quite filling. And spices like ginger, cinnamon and cardamom are popular for keeping one’s cravings at bay.
Sleep, Hydrate, Exercise
Just like when you’re trying to lose weight, cutting down sugar also requires you to sleep well, stay hydrated, and exercise regularly.
Monitor Emotional Triggers
Sometimes, a sugar addiction is linked to past or present emotional problems. Sometimes it helps to talk to a professional about exploring these issues.
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