Ready to kick that sugar addiction? Check out these 6 tips and tricks to a successful sugar-free diet plan!
Sugar is bad for us; I’m sure we all know that. It is so good though! So what do you do? If you think it is time to cut some sugar out of your diet, you have come to the right place! Here is everything you need to know about kicking those sugars!
Step 1: Know The Enemy- The key to curbing your sugar addiction is to curb your sugar intake. In order to do this, it is important to know where sugar is located and often hiding. The first step in this is to learn the labels. Read them and learn what they mean. Next check the serving size, and then you will know where your main sugar comes from each day.
Step 2: Cease & Desist- At the end of the week, look over your list and identify which type of food or beverage is contributing the most to your sugar intake. Is it in that mid-day soda, or is it hidden in your breakfast? Focus on that main thing and get through it first.
Step 3: Withstand Withdraw- When you begin to cut this food or drink out of your diets, you might find yourself experiencing symptoms of withdrawal such as irritability, tiredness or headaches. At first, you may interpret these symptoms as signs of hunger and be tempted to reach for a quick sugar fix, but remember, this is just your body adjusting to life without this source of sugar. Stick to your goal and you will feel great in no time at all!
Step 4: Curb Cravings- even after withdrawal symptoms subside, you may experience cravings for that food or drink. If you anticipate the cravings, you can have your strategies prepared to deal with them. If you are craving something crunchy, try something healthy and crunchy, like a vegetable. If you’re craving soda, try some seltzer water.
Step 5: Set A New Goal-Once you feel like you have made a real change in your goal, move on to the next thing you want to change. You already showed yourself you could put down sodas so what about putting all sugar down now?
Step 6: Eat Healthier- Next would be to eat better foods. Eat more protein, fiber, healthy fats, and probiotic rich foods. This will keep you full and healthy! If you need sugar, it is recommended to switch to stevia. It is sweet but still a healthy substitute.
If you follow the steps, you should have no problem getting rid of that sugar craving!