I would be lying If I were to tell you that I have never had a sweet tooth before and this is what got me in trouble and led me to being a vegan and being selective with what I eat.
My new lifestyle was even able to help me let go of my sweet tooth that I had for a long time and could not get any solution for it.
This is the reason that I wanted to share this information with you and give you some of my tips which have been helpful and I have been using for many years.
If you have bumped into this article you may also may be having the issue of not being able to stop eaten too much sugar or hectic you just want to get healthier and not have too much sugar.
In this article is definitely for you and I hope you will enjoy it. If you haven’t gotten my free weight loss guide to help you get rid of your weight permanently on the long term with my tips you can get it here.
The dangers of too much sugar
Let us first look at the dangers you may encounter over the long term if you have too much sugar. This will be reasons enough to help you want to lessen your sugar intake as much as possible.
This is the number reason that most people end up wanting to cut their sugar intake as a high intake of sugar over a long period is a well-known culprit for diabetes even though it is not direct.
Taking control of your sugar intake means that it can be a lifesaver indeed.
- Weight gain
Too much sugar intake can also be a culprit when it comes to causing weight loss. This also what I saw once I started eating sugar in moderation.
According to the cancer.org.au sugar can contribute a lot to cancer over being eaten in excess over a long period.
- Skin Acne
According to a study mentioned by healthline it was shown that people who ate sugar (especially added sugar).
- Increase chances of heart disease
According to health.havard.edu an increase in sugar is linked to an increase in high blood pressure and inflammation which both contribute to heart conditions.
1. Introduce nuts into your snacks instead
Normally people have too much sugar without even knowing it and the culprit is usually because they pack on sugar on their snacks. I know I was also guilt of doing this.
It is better to rather introduce snacks which are not unsweetened like nuts and the like.
2.Do not go shopping while you are hungry
The worst mistake you can do is to go shopping (especially for grocery) with an empty stomach. This will cause you to have cravings that you may not like since they will cause you to end up getting something to snack on and this usually includes eating sugary things.
3. Make drinking water a habit throughout the day
This lesson I still do struggle with but I find that it does help a lot when it comes to not overeating especially snacking on sugary foods and drinks.
This does not have to be hard it can simply be you having a water bottle with your office hours or during the day if you are mostly at home.
4. Snack on dark chocolate.
I accidentally bumped into dark chocolate while I was trying to cure myself of having had clogged heart arteries, which was also the reasons I became vegan.
Little did I know that dark chocolate can actually help with not only clearing your heart arteries but also it can help you avoid snacks with too much sugar since it is a better alternative.
This is a better alternative even to milk bars which also have their own high sugar content.
5. Eat peanut butter
Peanut butter is also another great food to have if you are looking to snack on some sandwiches. Other alternatives of spreads have loads of sugar which can have a bad effect on you.
When it comes to sugar it is vital that you reduce the amount that you eat and this will be able to help you avoid many other disease.
Many people have trouble when it comes to do this and this is because sugar is in many of the hidden food and snacks that we have.
I also had a lot of trouble with this myself a decade ago but this all changed 10 years ago when I discovered a diet that helped with my health which is called vegan diet.
If I had not done that I could have occurred a lot of danger for myself.
Here are the 5 tips that helped me reduce the sugar in my diet:
- Introduce nuts in your snacks
- Add water throughout the day
- eat more peanut butter
- eat dark chocolate
- Do not shop while you are hungry.
These are all the things that you can also use for yourself to help reduce the amount of sugar you eat during the day.
I hope this article was helpful and I hope it gave you the value that you were looking for. If you have any comments or questions then you can leave them below and I will be more than happy to engage with you as normal.