If you want to eat healthier, you are more likely than not trying to consume less sugar. It seems there is always a holiday, birthday, anniversary, or some other “reason” to eat sugar.
Here are nine ways you can eat less sugar.
1. Read labels
Before you assume that there is no sugar in what you are purchasing at the grocery store, be aware that many foods have sugar added.
Here is a short list:
- lunch meat
- barbecue sauce
- salad dressing
- fruit juice
- pasta sauce
2. Eat at home more.
At home you have more control over what you eat.
3. Cook from scratch.
When you stop using boxed mixes, you will ingest fewer chemicals and less sugar! Plus, you will eat much healthier.
4. Snack on vegetables and nuts.
Instead of snacking on fruit, fruit snacks, and chocolate bars, keep vegetables and nuts at home and in your office. You can also avoid the vending machine and all its sugary snacks if you have your own healthy snacks with you.
5. Make healthier desserts.
Dessert can have a negative connotation, yet you can find healthier recipes that use much better ingredients such as almond flour and maple syrup.
If that seems like too much for you right now, set aside the weekends as the days when you can eat dessert (just avoid eating an entire pie). 🙂
6. Eat whole foods.
You do not need to read as many labels if you eat whole foods. There is less sugar in the apple than there is in cookies, cake, and ice cream.
If you do not have much sugar in the house, you probably
7. Subsitute honey or maple syrup in your foods.
If you are making a smoothie, add honey instead of sugar. For your oatmeal in the morning, add honey or maple syrup.
8. Cleanse your body of toxins.
Before I did a cleanse, I could not get enough sugar.
9. Be sure that you are taking a high quality multi-vitamin.
Your body needs nutrition, yet that craving for nutrition can be misinterpreted as a craving for sugar.