5 Simple Steps to Reduce your Sugar Intake
I truly believe that the singular most important change we can make to our diets to set a firm foundation for wellness is to reduce or even eliminate sugar from our daily intake. With that said, it doesn't mean that we have to give up sweet and delicious treats.
More Desserts & Less Sugar
I can honestly say that in the last year – since I have cut sugar and gluten for that matter – out of my diet, I have eaten more decadent and delicious treats than I have in years of trying to eat low carb.
Without sugar, you can feel...
- Less inflamed
- Less stress on joints
- Increased mental clarity and focus
- More energy
It's worth a look, I promise. And I am going to show you how to make the switch for you and your family, without suffering the sentence of a bland lifestyle...
Just a few stats to ponder:
Sugar accounts for 16% of the majority of an American's daily caloric intake! (U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
The American Heart Association recommends no more than 6 teaspoons, 25 g, of added sugar per day for women. (9 tsp for men)
More than 70% of Americans eat at least 22 teaspoons of added sugar daily. (Harvard School of Public Health)
A 12 ounce can of regular soda has about 9 teaspoons of sugar.
What Sugar Can do to you:
- Increase weight
- Cause cavities
- Increase the risk of heart disease
- Raises blood pressure
- May stimulate the liver to dump more harmful fats into the bloodstream
I could go on, but I'm not here to harp, I'm here to give you simple steps to make a change to live the best version of your life! So, we know we need to limit or cut sugar from our daily diets, now what?
Super Simple Steps to Reduce Sugar:
1. Replace soda – water, tea, sparkling water, water enhancers,
add essential oils (learn what I use here)
2. Replace sugary drinks – sugar free sweet tea, Hibiscus Superfood Fruit Punch
(grab my Sugar Free Drink Recipes)
Sugar contains lots of calories and offers no nutritional value, only energy. And with that energy comes a side-effect of a crash landing as it fades, plus maybe a side serving of heart disease. No, thank you! Instead, fill your day with nutrients, flavor, and feeling better!
More Simple Steps to Reduce Sugar:
3. Swap out sugary treats and candies for decadent sugar-free options
4. Eat more Whole Foods and less pre-packaged
5. Replace sugar in your recipes for the following low-glycemic sweeteners: Swerve, Pyure, Erythritol, Stevia, Monk Fruit, Yacon Syrup
Need more help?
Download Sugar Free Drink Recipes
Download (coming soon) Sugar Free Decadent Treat Cheat Sheet
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