Starting a new diet could be a much easier task, if only we didn’t have to quit eating sweets as part of that diet. There is one thing you need to know – sugar addiction is real and it is considered to be addiction like any other.
If you want to quit eating sugar, we have gathered some tips that should help you:
- Face your addiction
First thing you need to do is to accept that you are addicted to sweets. If you enjoy eating sweets on daily basis, there is a great chance that you will feel depressed or cranky when you decide to stop eating them, so be prepared for mood swings.
- Start with determining your goals
In most of the foods we eat every day there is sugar. It is very important that you determine how much sugar you want to eat every day and stick to that goal.
- Remove the temptation
If you are serious with quitting, you should immediately remove all sweets from your home. By doing this, you show to yourself how serious you are and, at the same time, you remove things that could tempt you into eating something you don’t want to.
- Read the labels
You wouldn’t believe how many foods have added sugar and other additives, so it could last longer and taste better. You can’t remove sugar completely from your diet, but if you want to eat it less, you should read labels of everything that you eat – you might be surprised how much sugar your favorite snack has.
- Take your time
Giving up on sweets is not going to be easy, so make sure that you take your time and start of slow, until you feel that you can move further. It can take up to three weeks for cravings to stop, so make sure that you don’t give in to your temptation.
- Drink lots of water
Water can help you a lot – whenever you feel the need for sweets, drink a glass of water. Water not only helps detox your system, but it helps you fight with your cravings.
- Treat yourself from time to time
It is practically not possible to remove sugars from your diet, mostly because sugar is in most of the foods we eat every day. However, if you are trying to lower the overall intake, don’t forget to treat yourself from time to time – this is a great way to show to yourself that you can control yourself.
- Don’t consume substitutes
There are a lots of products labeled “diet” on the market. The problem with these products is that they often contain more sugar than the original product. In order to create a product that has any taste, companies have to use additives, which contains artificial sweeteners.
- One step at a time
As with everything else in life, it is important that you take it slow. You won’t stop eating sweets overnight, but if you try hard enough, this is not a hard thing to achieve!]]>