Decrease Sugar Intake Without Giving up What You Love

Yes, you can still have coffee. 

Drinks

Coffee

This one is so simple and it tastes the same: Just get rid of the sugar packets and opt for a sweet flavored creamer.

I skip sugar and use Nestle Natural Bliss cream in the “Sweet cream ” flavor. It’s plenty sweet for me!

Some ideas:

  • French vanilla
  • Sweet cream
  • Hazelnut

Soda

This one takes some willpower- I know the feeling of, “I NEED A SODA NOW!!”

But the truth is, soda does some wacko things to your body.

Some Ideas

  • Water
  • Tea (unsweetened or flavored) (check the nutrition facts)
  • Lemonade
  • Ginger ale

Snacks

Just eat fruit. I swear the price of a small carton of blueberries costs the same amount as something full of sodium from the store, and lasts for days opposed to 5 minutes.

I got blueberries, blackberries, and grapes to eat as a snack from the store. I also take bananas from the dining hall to eat for breakfast or add to health shakes.

Studies show that when you “crave” sugary snacks like cookies or cakes, you really need sugar in the form of fruits.

Some ideas:

  • Berry medleys
  • Unsweetened applesauce (tastes the same to me)
  • Unsweetened cinnamon applesauce (if you can’t stand the taste of plain unsweetened)
  • Whole fruits like apples and bananas
  • Saltine crackers
  • Cheese slices
  • Dark chocolate covered almonds
  • Nuts
  • A sandwich

With chocolate, get the darkest you can stand, or dark-chocolate-covered something.

Dessert

It’s all about substitution and maintaining satisfaction. So think- what do you like enough to have as a “treat” that isn’t too sugary?

Some ideas:

  • Fruit tart
  • Yogurt
  • Fruit
  • Coffee
  • A small slice of angel cake
  • A pudding cup
  • A Jello cup

 

 

 

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