Tips for Ditching Sugar
Many people have no idea what a diet rich in sugar is doing their body. Although experts say that sugar is okay in moderation, sugar can have a hold on a person just as a drug can. Check out these tips for ditching sugar and eating healthier.
In order to be able to control your sugar addiction, you’ll need to detox first. For some people, they will detox and never go back to sugar. For others, they will detox from sugar and then allow themselves to have it sparingly. Detoxing from sugar can take a person anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to adjust to.
Wait to Eat Sweetener
A lot of people will go from eating sugar to using a sugar substitute. Some will argue that sugar substitutes are just as bad as sugar and they’re right. However, there is a sweetener derived from a plant that seems to be okay to use, also known as Stevia. There are many forms of Stevia out there, your best bet is to stay away from Stevia that has Sucralose, maltodextrin or any other sweetener that can cause harm. Some companies will take .01% part of the stevia plant and then mix the other “naughty” stuff in. You want pure bred stevia, not a substitute.
Do What You Can
It’s hard to eat stuff that doesn’t have some sort of sugar in it. However, now that you have ditched sugar, you will start noticing how much sugar is in the stuff you eat. If you can, try to stick with foods that have less than 1 gram of sugar. It’s freeing to know that you can make the right choices regarding your sugar intake. It’s really about having more control over your diet, you can do this.
Saying goodbye to sugar is really hard at first, but totally worth it in the end. At the end of the day, sugar may taste sweet, but it does so much harm to our bodies. Will you give a sugar detox a try this year?