Tips to Cut Sugar Out of Your Diet

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Sugar makes you more hungry

It is widely known that sugar causes a spike in glucose levels and is quickly and easily absorbed into our system, leaving us feeling hungry and reaching for more

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Addicted?

You're not alone! The good thing is that it reportedly only takes about two weeks off sugar for the cravings to subside

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Don’t go cold turkey

While no-sugar challenges have been made popular by celebrities (J.Lo, we’re looking at you...), you’ll be putting too much stress on your brain and body,

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Go slowly

Try to narrow your way down to getting just 10% of your daily calories from added sugar. When you get started, your sugar intake shouldn't exceed 37 grams, or nine teaspoons, daily

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Get rid of trigger foods

"Out of sight, out of mind" might work later on when the cravings subside, but for now the basic rule is: if it’s not there, you can’t eat it.

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Focus on one meal at a time

Breakfast is usually the hardest because typical breakfast foods like pancakes, cereals, waffles, muffins, jams, etc. are laden with sugar, and once you crash from the sugar spike, you’ll want more throughout the day.

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Learn the disguises of sugar

Sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose, fruit juice, molasses, hydrolysed starch, rice syrup, invert sugar, corn syrup, honey—these are hiding even in things like pasta sauces, granolas, and salad dressings

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Don’t stop eating fruit

Natural sugars are the best option to satisfy your sweet tooth. According to SELF, our bodies absorb sugar in different ways according to the nutrients that accompany it.

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Pay attention to unexpected sugar

Natural fruit juice is fine, but many store-bought options are loaded with added sugars

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Analyze your drinks

Sugar sweetened beverages like soda are obvious offenders, but pay attention to your coffee and tea beverages as well, with sugar or sugary flavorings in them

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Be careful with alternatives

It's easy to see how sugar-free versions of popular sodas can be attractive, with virtually no calories, but these are full of unhealthy ingredients, including the artificial sweetener aspartame

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