Sugar may taste sweet, but its after-effects can be pretty sour. Every time you go for a cookie, slice of cake or sweet cola or coffee beverage, you’re putting yourself at increased risk for tooth decay, weight gain, diabetes, and fatigue (which can actually cause you to eat more sugar).
Sugar has become a bigger part of our diets as we eat more and more processed foods, so it’s up to you to take control of it. Even a few small changes can cut your intake, and the bigger the change, the more you can cut. If you want to get the sugar in your diet under control, try these sweet alternatives.
Even if you’re watching what you eat, your diet can still be undermined by the stuff you drink. Smoothies, colas, fruit drinks, and even warm wintertime lattes can add to the sugar pile. To cut down on sugar, swap out your favorite sweet drinks.Here are some of the most effective ways of reducing the amount of sugar in your diet as mentioned in the different reviews on Resurge that are easy as well as effective.
Replace your sweet tea with unsweetened tea. Instead of ordering the premade coffee drink, get a regular coffee, and add the flavors yourself. Replace colas and fruit drinks with diet cola and fruit juice, or go even further and replace them with water. You’ll cut your sugar significantly — and lose a few pounds in the process.
Carbohydrate is just a fancy word for sugar. That means if you’re eating high-carb meals, you’re taking in more sugar than you realize, even if it doesn’t taste all that sweet. Next time you’re in the grocery store, pass the high-carb foods for their low-carb counterparts.
If you like refined grains like white bread and rice, replace them with whole-grain counterparts. They contain complex carbohydrates, which take longer to digest, making you feel full longer. When it comes to cereals, sugary brands contain a lot of sugar and little nutrition; switch them out for honey-sweetened cereals that also contain fiber and you’ll have more morning energy.
It’s hard to imagine a big family dinner without a sweet, delicious dessert afterward. But dessert’s just a tradition; it’s not necessary to a balanced meal. You don’t have to cut dessert cold turkey, but make it more of a special occasion than a standard part of your meal.
Instead of having dessert after every meal, save it for one meal; skip the cake lunch, and enjoy a pie with your family at dinner. If you simply can’t live without dessert, go with healthier alternatives. Have a fruit cup instead of carrot cake or apple pie, or enjoy sugar-free pudding or cookies. By getting rid of empty calories, you make room for the nutrients you need.
Sugar is a big part of our lives, but it could always be smaller. So skip the Easter candy and set an Easter bunny trap by being aware of how much sugar you eat. If you’re looking for ways to lose weight and eat healthier, start by cutting out the sugar in your life.