The Beginner’s Guide to Living a Low Sugar Lifestyle
At Sweetkick, we’re all about living la vida low sugar. And if you’ve spent anytime online recently, you probably know we’re not the only ones. Celebs like Kourtney Kardashian, Adele, and Jessica Simpson have all gone low sugar. With Sweetkick, you can too!
Read on for our beginner’s guide to a low sugar life.
What is a Low Sugar Lifestyle?
The truth is that there is no standard definition for ‘low sugar.’ Depending on which expert you speak with, you may get a different answer, and that’s okay! That said, the FDA recommends limiting sugar to 10% of your daily calories, which is equivalent to about ¼ of a cup of sugar.
It’s important to remember, however, that not all sugar is created equal. An apple contains sugar but offers many necessary nutrients and benefits that candy just can’t. Opting for unprocessed fruits and avoiding products that contain added sugars is the easiest way to adopt a low sugar lifestyle.
The Benefits of A Low Sugar Lifestyle
It’s no secret that the body stores sugar as fat, but at Sweetkick, we recommend thinking about the benefits of a low sugar lifestyle more holistically. Eating a well-balanced diet offers better sleep, a more robust immune system, and a healthier relationship with sugar, among other benefits.
If you’re interested in cutting sugar (and still reading this article), it’s likely for a reason. Are you struggling with binge eating, blood sugar crashes, or poor sleep? Determine your “why”, write your intentions down and commit to them. Your future self will thank you!
How to Practice Cleaner Living
Research has linked distracted eating with difficulty feeling satiated and weight gain. Mindful eating benefits your mental and physical health. And a little less screen time never hurt anyone, either! Read our tips for mindful eating here.
It’s important not to label foods “good” or “bad,” especially if you’ve dealt with disordered eating in the past. Adopting a cleaner, low-sugar lifestyle doesn’t mean you’ll never eat sugar again. Instead, focus on developing a healthy and balanced relationship with your sugar cravings. If binge eating is something you struggle with, we recommend mixing intuitive eating with the powers of Sweetkick. Enjoy a little something, listen to your body’s hunger cues, and pop a Sweetkick mint if you’re feeling tempted to binge.
Above all else, remember that low sugar is a lifestyle, not a diet. Sweetkick is here to help you find balance, the only thing proven to help you attain your goals.