10 simple ways to cut back your sugar intake

When it comes to fat loss, sugar can be the ultimate enemy! Here are 10 simple ways you can cut back on sugar and tame your sweet tooth!

  1. Buy whole grain or organic products that contain less refined ingredients.
  2. Read labels carefully. Avoid products with sugar listed higher up on the ingredients list; the higher it is listed, the more sugar the product contains per serving.
  3. Learn sugar’s secret ‘code’ names. Dextrose, sucrose, fructose, malt syrup, corn syrup and high-fructose corn syrup are all names for sugar.
  4. Try natural sugar alternatives such as stevia in recipes. This is a natural sweeter, and you can use less of it without the negative effects of sugar!
  5. Sub a 12-ounce regular soda with calorie-free sparkling or fresh water and save 39 grams of sugar a day!
  6. Eat a protein and a healthy fat with each meal. This will prolong the satiety of the meal and help stave of sugar cravings.
  7. Eat a whole fruit instead of drinking a fruit juice. The fiber in the fruit helps balance out the sugar it naturally contains.
  8. Aim to eat 20 grams or less in one setting.
  9. Enjoys sweets in their natural form such as berries.
  10. Find healthy replacements for your favorite sweet treats. Try my recipe for this chocolate protein mug cake. It’s one of my favorites.