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Can you stop eating so much sugar?

December 15, 2017

So, we are all aware of the fact that sugar is bad. Yet, some of us eat it from time to time. And some of us eat it every single day. It’s always coming back like a yo-yo, corrupting our minds. I don’t like sweet things very much, and that’s my happiness. But sometimes, when oreos are in our treats drawer I can’t help it. Especially in the morning (even though it’s the worst time to consume sugar).

Smoothie

What can happen if you eat so much sugar?

 

WEIGHT GAIN. Of course, sugar is bad for your diet and you know that very well.

LOW ENERGY. Because it gives you energy quick, and then low it down again (as quickly as possible) leaving you to crave for more.

HEALTH ISSUES. Such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease…

Food high in sugar: sweets, soda, ketchup, tomato/soy/barbecue sauce, coffees that you buy, alcohol, soup powder, cereal bars, dried fruit…

Sugar is bad

Tips on how to control it:

 

Go to bed earlier. People consume more food if they stay up late at night (because of boredom, or they are hungry again).

Wake up earlier. If you can manage to wake up even one hour earlier than usual, you can prepare yourself a healthy breakfast and exercise. This will help your energy to stay on high level, and you won’t crave so much sugar during the day.

Exercise. If you exercise, you feel more optimistic about healthy lifestyle.

Plan your meals. You won’t be confused and hungry if you plan and prepare on time!

Snacks. We love chia pudding, which is one of the best snacks ever! So delicious, and it gives you so much energy. The recipe is pretty easy: you mix together one small cup of any kind of milk, one tsp chia seeds, honey, cinnamon, cacao… Actually, whatever you like! Then you shake it, store it in the fridge and snack on it tomorrow!

Drink more water. Fluids make you feel full for some time.

Don’t skip meals. Because in between, you’ll crave for sugar.

Chia pudding

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  1. Great post! Sugar is really terrible for you. Now a days sugar is in every food that we need. I do try to eat natural sweet like fresh fruits rather than any artificial sweetness.

  2. I have actually gone through a sugar detox at the end of the summer and it had such an amazing impact on my body. My skin looks better now, I sleep like a baby during the night and my body doesn’t crave sugar anymore.

  3. I have a HUGE problem with sugar and I’m trying really REALLY hard to cut back. We love chia pudding also, it’s a great way to snack without guilt!

  4. I am a diabetic so I have to be extra careful about my sugar intake… I have to count carbs and sugars on anything I put into my mouth.

  5. We have cut back on our sugar intake. Nothing on purpose or planned but I have noticed a difference. I love a good sweet tea occasionally but I dont drink any soda anymore. It really wasnt too hard to cut out.

  6. I know that I need to cut back on the sugars even more than I have. You’d be surprised how much better you feel after being sugar free

  7. I have become conscious about my sugar intake but I strive to maintain a good balance. I am also opting for natural sources of sugar like fruits, jaggery and honey.

  8. I quit eating sugar about 4 1/2 years ago and think it was the best choice I could make for myself. I don’t even miss it. I had a sweet glass of tea the other day which had sugar in it, and I couldn’t even drink it. I love your tips and suggestions on how to stop eating so much sugar.

  9. I very much agree with the points that you made. Personally, I know i eat more sugar when I’m not healthy. When I go to bed late, don’t exercise regularly, etc., that is when my diet is at its worst.

  10. One of the main reasons I grow and can my own foods is to lessen chemicals, salt and sugars! That isn’t to say I don’t enjoy a nice dessert every now and then but, we try to go for the healthier options…

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