Ten Ways to Cut Sugar Out of Your Life - FOR GOOD!
Sugar is linked to headaches, depression, acne, aching limbs, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, cancer, and the list goes on. In 1822, the average american consumed 45 grams of sugar in 5 days, the amount found in one of today's 12 ounce sodas. Now the average american consumes 765 grams of sugar every 5 days. That is about 130 pounds of sugar per year. Here’s the top 10 ways to eliminate sugar out of your life, for good!
Incorporate more healthy fats into your diet. Most people are not consuming enough fat and therefore feel tired, cranky, and hungry mid morning and mid afternoon. They reach for a cookie or another sugary snack to make them feel better, but it only ends up making them feel worse.
5 Ways to Incorporate more fat into your diet:
Eat the whole egg for breakfast
Add coconut oil to your smoothies or coffee
Eat whole fat plain yogurt that does not have added sugar, instead add raw honey or grade B maple syrup
Put grass-fed butter on your steamed vegetables
Incorporate more grass-fed beef into your diet
Avoid anything that comes in a box or a package. There is always added sugar and additives to processed foods. Avoid them at all costs.
Sugar is just not in desserts, it can also be found in breads, muffins, tortilla chips, cereal, and alcohol. They are all refined and they act as sugar in your body.
Add spices to your meals and snacks such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or cumin. If your meals are more flavorful you will be more satisfied.
Have a protein and fat at every meal. This will help control your blood sugar and prevent you from craving sugar.
Be aware of the emotional piece of sugar. Most people eat sugar when they are stressed or tired.
Work on your digestion in order to make sure that you are absorbing your vitamins and minerals. Nutrient deficiencies can make sugar cravings worse.
A lot of the time people misinterpret hunger for thirst. Make sure you are drinking half your body weight in pounds in ounces. For example, if you weight 150 lbs you should be drinking 75 ounces of water.
Don't substitute artificial sweeteners for sugar. This will do little to alter your desire for sweets. If you do need a sweetener try local maple syrup or raw honey.
Keep sugary snacks out of your house and office. It's difficult to snack on things that aren't there!
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