Did you read my previous post about tips to cut down on sugar intake? Here is the second version, continuing the previous post. Hope it’s helpful.
Xylitol is a 100% natural product, a sweetener that occurs naturally. It can be found in berries, fruit, vegetables and mushrooms. In short, it is a better sweetener than traditional sugar.
Get your chocolate in small doses
Opt for dark chocolate which is sugar-free. Instead of munching a whole bar of chocolate, melt your solid chocolate and dip your bread or biscuit with it. This can reduce your chocolate intake. You can also mix it with yoghurt, drinks and others.
Choose the right breakfast cereal
Some breakfast cereal packs are laden with sugar. Choose sugar-free cereal. If you need the sweet taste, go for cereal sweetened with dried fruits like strawberry, banana, cherry and others.
Don’t skip meals
If you skip your meals, you tend to eat a lot due to craving after the period of starvation. Then, this can affect your blood sugar. Try to take your meals on time so that you won’t overeat in the end.
Seek out substitutes
With Equal, Splenda, Nutrasweet, and the natural sweetener Stevia now easily available, you can still get the sweetness of sugar without the calories.
Don’t add sugar to foods
When cooking, baking and other food preparations, don’t add sugar. Use other healthy substitutes for sugar like all-fruit jam, natural sweetener, dried fruits…You may want to try out with spices and herbs.
Watch out for mixed alcohol drinks
Mixed alcoholic drinks are usually laden with sugar. Go for wine and beer which contain less sugar.
Go for a walk when you crave sweetness.