Effective ways to eliminate sugar from your diet
Now that you have some information about how sugar affects weight control, some of the names it goes by and the difference between natural and added sugar, you’ll want to know some effective ways to give up sugar for good. The tips below will help you successfully give up sugar in your daily diet.
- Replace sugary drinks with water.
It may seem boring at first, but drinks are a major source of added sugars in an adult’s diet. Consider drinking black coffee without sweeteners or sugar, and avoid all carbonated beverages, including those with artificial sweeteners.
- Don’t forget the sweeteners.
As adults on a diet strive to give up sugar, many turn to artificial sweeteners as an alternative. Although they contain no calories, artificial sweeteners and sweeteners can be 600 times sweeter than regular sugar, which means your brain thinks you’re consuming a huge amount of sugar in one sitting. This strategy often leads to strong sugar cravings throughout the day.
3- Avoid fruit juice.
One orange is high in sugar, and one cup of orange juice contains the juice of five oranges, which is five times more sugar. And that’s if you make the juice yourself. The orange juice in cartons at the grocery store – even the ones that say they’re not made from concentrate – are highly processed, and many brands contain sugar.
- Limit fruit.
If you really want to eliminate sugar from your diet, you need to be careful about how much sugar is in the fruit you eat. Fruit can be good for you, but you need to limit your intake to 2 or 3 pieces a day – and count that as part of your sugar intake.