Got a sweet tooth? We can relate. Sugary habits can be the hardest to break. But trust us, there’s hope! Read on to learn how to reduce your sugar intake with these simple steps:
Dehydration may be linked to sugar cravings.
If you suffer from sugar cravings, it’s possible you’re not drinking enough water. Before you First, try increasing your water intake. You might be surprised that a sugar craving can be curbed with a hot drink. Especially if it’s creamy.
Next time you’re in the mood for something sweet and can’t seem to resist your craving, try having a hot cup of tea with your favourite milk first and then see how you feel. You might really find that you won’t need to reach for those biscuits or chocolate anymore.
Need a sweet snack?
Reach for naturally sweet foods instead. Fresh fruit is always a good choice, and even fruit juice with no added sugar can also help.
But if you’re like me and prefer a chewy texture, the next best thing can often be dried fruits. While still high in sugar, they’re better than refined sugar and processed sweets.
Lucky for you, we’ve got the following in our shop:
- Apple Rings
- Blueberries - dried
- Inca Berries
- Goji Berries
- Mango Slices
- Medjool Dates
3. Choose less refined sugar
What do you do if you just can’t resist?
Swap out white sugar for healthier alternatives! There are so many options nowadays that this is easier than ever to do.
Throw out that white sugar and try any of these natural sweeteners instead:
- Agave Syrup
- Carob Syrup
- Coconut Blossom Nectar
- Coconut Sugar
- Lucuma Powder
- Maple syrup
- Xylitol Powder
- Yacon Powder
- Yacon Syrup
4. Deflect, Reassure and Encourage
If nothing seems to work, try deflecting.
Reassure yourself that you’ll be able to have your sweet treat later, or tomorrow and see if that helps pacify your sweet tooth for a while.
If you happen to cave into a craving, don’t worry and remember to be kind to yourself. Reassure and encourage yourself to keep it up. When we fall off the wagon, it’s easy to beat ourselves up and give up.
Stick with it and do the best you can!