Easy ways to cut sugar from your diet. But not on your birthday!
I promise you, you can cut sugar from your diet and not feel deprived. I’ve drastically reduced the amount of sugar in my diet for the last three months, and now I don’t crave it nearly as much as I once did!
(What prompted me to write this post was the comments on my last post, where I mentioned that Mormons seem to love sugar. A couple of you LDS chimed in saying it’s kinda true.)
I love sugar, but I’m easily addicted to it. You probably are too. We all are. Don’t believe me? Try going without Coke, juice, sugar in your tea or coffee, sugar in your cereal, your 3pm snack and your dessert one day. No sugar. All day. Then you’ll know how much you depend on it.
So here are some easy sugar busters to cut the sweet stuff from your diet, even if only on a trial basis.
Sugar buster #1: Cut out the easy sugar
That means: chocolate bars, candies, spoons of white sugar in your drinks and cereal, soda, store-bought muffins and cookies. What you can have: Homemade cakes or pastries someone offers you (provided you don’t live with a baker, you would’t be eating these more than a couple times a week.)
Why: Sugar is sugar is sugar, but you’ll be eating less sugar and enjoying it more if you stick to the occasional made-from-the-heart stuff from friends and family. Or you can bake yourself something, once a week.
Sugar buster #2: Want sugar? Try eating real food instead
Really really really craving a junky sugar hit? Try finding some real food and eating that instead. For chocolate, eat nuts and a few squares of cheese, or an apple and a cheese stick. Your body wants food, not sugar. If you eat food, you’ll want the sugar less.
Sugar buster #3: Give up sugary drinks
That means juice. Yes. Juice. Real juice, freshly squeezed juice, juice from concentrate. You don’t need juice for vitamin C. You need an apple or an orange, or vegetables. Juice, beyond one glass, is empty calories. Smoothies too. Sorry. (Hey, this is about cutting sugar, what did you expect? It’s tough love, darlings.)
Try these sugar busters for a few weeks and you’ll find:
1. You don’t need sugar to boost you through the afternoon
2. You suddenly have the willpower to turn down sugary foods you like but don’t love
3. You feel a sense of accomplishment because you kicked your sugar habit
4. You’re eating better!
What do you think? Worth a try?
Asked by liketheflamingo-deactivated2012
Lotta cookies. Lotta cookies on those blogs, that’s all I’m sayin’ ;)
Asked by gypsyinmyroom
Aha! Not just a coincidence, then!
Ask my husband: I’m obsessed with reading about Mormons, especially young Mormon mom bloggers. Not just reading their blogs, reading about their blogs.
I have spent way too much time in the last two weeks reading about Mormons. I’ve even got “Mormons” as a section in my Zite app.
They are curiously fascinating. They marry young, they are religious, they are not dowdy, and they seem to eat a lot of sugar.