Are you ready to break the sugar cycle? Learn how to avoid hidden sugars and create a healthy lifestyle with these tried and true tips.
How Much Sugar Is Too Much?
While recommended sugar intake can vary depending on which expert you ask, the American Heart Association recommends that men cap their sugar intake at 36 grams and 25 grams for women. All in all, this adds up to less than 150 calories per day.
Adding things like creamer and sugar to your coffee may mean you’re maxing out your sugar allotment first thing in the morning. If you’ve broken out into a cold sweat, fear not. Awareness is the first step in cutting down on added sugars.
Sources Of Hidden Sugar
Do you typically avoid reading your nutrition labels? If so, you may be shocked to discover how much added sugar you’ve been consuming without realizing it. Added sugars are hidden in salad dressings, sauces, and of course, your favorite sugary treats.
If giving up your favorite pasta sauce is out of the question, look for ways to cut your serving in half. And when it comes to baked goods and frozen treats, it’s best to avoid making these indulgences a daily habit. Keeping added sugars within recommended levels often means prioritizing the foods that matter to you and subbing out those that don’t. Choose fresh fruit instead of candy and aim to cook most of your food at home, so you always know what is in your meals.
How To Stop Sugar Cravings
Kicking your sugar habit is more than possible when you prepare your toolkit in advance. Here are our three steps for decreasing your sugar consumption once and for all.
- Sweetkick is here to help you live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Our blog has a wealth of information. Read our article, The Beginner’s Guide To Living A Low Sugar Lifestyle, for inspiration and tips.
- Making a low sugar lifestyle sustainable is all about paying attention to your body’s hunger cues and emotional state. Mindful eating has proven more effective than any strict diet, too!
- Take action with Sweetkick’s 14-Day Sugar Reset. Our Sugar Control Mints harness the power of Gymenma to suppress the taste of sweetness, and our Body Balance Powder stabilizes your blood sugar levels.
Keeping your daily sugar intake inline with expert recommendations can be challenging! But by paying attention to nutrition labels and replacing processed sugars with natural sugars, you can kick your sugar habit for good.