REDUCE YOUR SUGAR INTAKE: 10 tips that helped me cut sugar effectively
- The video focuses on cutting added sugar, not natural sugar found in whole foods like fruits and veggies. The World Health Organization suggests a daily limit of 50g of added sugar, with a recommended aim for maximum health benefits at 25g.
- First tip: Read the labels on processed foods to identify hidden sugars. Watch out for words like syrup and terms ending in -ose, like glucose and fructose.
- Eat more whole foods and protein to keep sugar cravings at bay. Protein helps stabilize blood sugar levels, while whole foods naturally lack added sugars.
- Be mindful of liquid calories and natural sweeteners. Drinking sugary drinks can easily tip you over the daily sugar limit. Also, swapping white sugar for natural sweeteners like maple syrup can still fuel a sugar addiction.
- Last but not least, find balance. Remove sugar-loaded temptations from your home and keep low-sugar snacks handy. Never say never to sugar; it’s okay to indulge occasionally during special occasions.
Ah, cutting sugar’s like dodging rain in a thunderstorm, right? It’s everywhere! But these tips make it feel more like dancing in the rain than running from it.