10 Tips to Eat Less Sugar in 2015

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Sugar is just not good for us. We know this, but we eat so much of it. While some sugar is better for us than others (think the natural sugar in fruit versus the processed stuff in your coffee), over-consumption of sugar is still not something that’s good for any of us. What we need to do, instead, is find a way to consume less sugar. Sounds good, right? Well, we can tell you that eliminating sugar from your life is going to take a great deal of time and effort, and a lot of energy. You won’t feel well, but you’ll feel better eventually. On that note, however, you should not attempt to eliminate sugar completely. Our recommendation, instead, is to minimize the amount you’re eating and make it possible for you to live healthier and more positively. But it’s still not going to be easy. What we’ve done is compile a list of tips that might make it a little bit easier for you to lower your sugar consumption throughout the year so that you can live a healthier lifestyle. Here they are, just for you.

Start Slow

Don’t try to eliminate sugar from your diet all at once. This is a great way to doom yourself to failure. Instead, go ahead and do it a little at a time. For me, it was eliminating sugar from my coffee in the morning. I did this and got used to it and then eliminated it from other areas of my life a little at a time and it helped tremendously.

Don’t Keep it in the House

A really good way to eat less sugar is to keep it out of the house. If you don’t have it in your house, you won’t eat it. That’s a pretty simple technique that just about anyone can follow. While you’re at it, too, go ahead and get rid of all things that aren’t that good for you. If they’re not there, they’re not tempting you to eat them.

Go All Natural

Instead of cutting out all sugar, eat the sugar that’s more natural. How about replacing junk food with fresh fruit because it’s far healthier and much better for you? It’s a nice way to go ahead and make sure you have what it takes to remove the unhealthy sugar from your life and replace it with something that’s much better for you as a whole.

Learn the Portions

There are daily recommended intake portions for those who eat, and it goes for all people and all dietary concerns. Sugar is one of those. Talk to your doctor about how much sugar you should be eating every day and how you can get that amount into your diet in a healthy manner and without actually doing any damage to your body.

Learn the Names

Sugar by any other name is still sugar; and believe me when I tell you that there are dozens of names for sugar. You need to learn these names and become very familiar with them if you want to keep your intake to a minimum. After all, it’s easy to assume you’re eating well and healthy, but you probably aren’t if your sugar consumption is coming in other names.

Don’t Hesitate to Compare

Did you know that your favorite item might have a different brand that offers the same food with less sugar? It might happen; it might not happen. But you will never know until you start comparing labels and making things happen for you. What we recommend is that you go ahead and start comparing labels so that you are naturally choosing what is healthiest for your family.

Use an App for That

There are apps that allow you to track your sugar intake, and you should use them. This is going to help keep you on track when it comes to your sugar intake. You can keep track of what you eat, how many calories you consume, how much you exercise and so much more with apps like this so that you are healthy and happy, and so that you are making healthy choices for your life.

Use Portion Control

The most important thing you can do when you eat is control your portions. We are all guilty of over-eating since things are so much bigger than they should be in life. What we need to do is make sure we can eat what we need to eat and no more. Additionally, you can use a smaller plate to help you limit your portions and trick you into thinking you are fuller than you are. This will also help you eliminate some of the sugar you’re eating.

Don’t Over-Indulge

You don’t have to stop eating the things you like. You just have to make sure you are not overdoing it. For example, you can make it a point to enjoy some birthday cake when you are celebrating, but limit yourself to a small piece. It’s a far better idea to splurge on occasion and not overdo it than it is to deprive yourself the things that you want and end up binging later on.

Go with a Healthier Overall Diet

Lifestyle changes are the best diets. Make the decision to change your life and eat less sugar and less of all things not good for you and you will be shocked just how much you can change your life. We can all do this and without very much effort. Start eating healthy, start making smaller portions. Start being active on a regular basis; once you do all of this you will find that you have a much easier time becoming healthy and happy, and it won’t take you much effort at all to become the person you want to become. And it will help you to consume less sugar and more of the things that do your body good. Remember – change your entire life and you will change your entire life for the better every time.

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