Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved sugar. I have always loved candy, and if I could put four teaspoons of sugar in my coffee, you can bet that I would. Sugar becomes a real addiction, and it is a tough habit to break.
As I get older, I realize how harmful sugar is to my body and mind, and I know that I need to cut my sugar intake down drastically. Most of us need to cut our sugar intake down, actually, but it is not always easy to know how.
WomanlyLive is here to show you a couple of ways that you can get rid of sugar in your daily life.
Not eating desserts seems like the obvious option for you to cut down on your sugar, but there are many desserts in our day-to-day lives, and you should never feel like you’re depriving yourself because you are more likely to want to eat more sugar.
If you’re going to dinner and your entire family orders a dessert, then you can order a dessert too. However, try to stay away from desserts for every single meal during your average weekday.
Watch Your Drinks
We enjoy many drinks that might not seem like they have too much sugar in them, but the reality is that there is so much hidden sugar in our favorite drinks that is harming us daily.
Try and find a sugar index so that you can find out how much sugar there is in all of your favorite drinks. Doing this will allow you to stay away from those filled with sugar and find healthier ones.
You have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and the saying is true. Eating breakfast is essential to ensuring that your sugar levels are balanced for the day ahead of you.
If you do not eat breakfast, your sugar levels will be low, and you might crave more sugar than you usually would. Eating breakfast ensures that any sugar cravings you may have been cut in half.
This might sound extremely odd, but people who have tried to cut down on sugar have said that getting into a hot bath or shower helps curb their cravings. It might seem insane, but it is true.
The hot water will allow you to enter an almost meditative state, and once you come out of the bath or shower 5-10 minutes later, your craving will either be gone, or it will not be as intense as it was before.
Eat Fatty Foods
If you are trying to lose weight, and that is why you’re cutting back on sugar, this tip is not for you. However, if you are cutting down on sugar simply because you feel that you need to do, grab some fatty foods.
Eating fatty foods will allow you to feel fuller and for longer, which will mean that your craving for anything sugary will likely be cut in half. You cannot often use this tip because you will cause other health issues if you are continually eating fatty foods.