Sugar-free diet: This is how you can eat less sugar on a daily basis

Do you want to give up more sugar?  With our tricks it will definitely work.

Do you want to give up more sugar? With our tricks it will definitely work.

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Your own sugar intake is often underestimated. We reveal how you can switch to a healthier diet with a few simple tricks.

It is so subtle and for some almost like a drug: sugar causes stress in our body and can be the cause of inflammation. Too much sugar is also bad for your teeth, organs, and cardiovascular system.

Does reading get you back in the mood for ice cream, chocolate, or gummy bears? Moment! You can fight sugar and retrain your body. Your craving for sweets will gradually decrease until you lose interest in them. We reveal how you can consume less sugar.

1. Eat healthy fats and proteins

Those who avoid sugar should provide their bodies with high-quality nutrients such as protein, long-chain carbohydrates, and healthy fats. A high-protein diet keeps you full for a long time, which helps fight food cravings. From a purely chemical point of view, bread is also sugar, because all carbohydrates consist of many small sugar molecules. Whole grains are better because the sugar only enters your blood slowly and also keeps you full longer.

Do you feel hungry again quickly after eating?  Whole grains keep you full longer.

Do you feel hungry again quickly after eating? Whole grains keep you full longer.

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2. Eliminate soft drinks

Classic soft drinks are real sugar bombs, unfortunately the light versions are no better either, since they also increase the level of insulin with artificial sugars. And the orange juice? Fructose is also sugar. Juices also damage tooth enamel, don’t keep it full for long, and promote the development of diabetes and other diseases. Alternatives to juices and soft drinks: water and tea without sugar. If plain water bores you, you can enrich it with lemon, ginger or mint.

Good soft drink that does not alter the level of sugar in the blood.

Good soft drink that does not alter the level of sugar in the blood.

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3. Bet on spices

Sugar increases insulin levels and blocks leptin, a hormone that curbs appetite and is responsible for burning fat. Cinnamon, on the other hand, has numerous benefits, including the ability to control blood sugar fluctuations and is packed with antioxidants. So try replacing the sugar in your coffee with a little cinnamon. Do you want sweets without sugar? Pure cocoa powder, cardamom, tonka bean, vanilla and lemon, lime or orange zest are good helpers when it comes to refining porridge, desserts or pastries.

4. Drink enough

Most people drink very little. Don’t wait until you feel the first signs of dehydration. Drink enough water as it is essential for the body and mind to function properly. Thirst is often confused with hunger. If you drink enough, you tend to save on unhealthy snacks.

Do you make sure you drink enough?

Do you make sure you drink enough?

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5. Calm down

Are you having a hectic day? Good anti-stress foods include oatmeal, cashews, and green vegetables like Chinese cabbage, endive, spinach, and broccoli. They calm your nerves and give you strength, while sugar only makes you more nervous and tired. Or do you feel rather bored and empty? A piece of cake to numb your blues won’t help in the long run. On the other hand, inner satisfaction and a happier, longer-lasting worldview do. Happiness research is now an established science – in this article you will find Advice on what you can do for a satisfied soul life, that lasts longer than a sugar rush.

6. Eat less processed foods

Frozen pizza, salad dressing, ketchup, pickles, cornflakes, or fruit yogurt—many grocery items contain more sugar than you think. Look at the ingredients when shopping, sugar is often hidden behind terms ending in -osa or -sirup. Do you want to be even more secure? Then cook as often as possible with fresh ingredients.

No wonder it tastes so good – ketchup actually belongs in the candy category in terms of sugar content.

No wonder it tastes so good – ketchup actually belongs in the candy category in terms of sugar content.

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7. Stay cool

Headaches, mood swings, or a constant appetite can be initial side effects of sugar withdrawal. No wonder: Eating less sugar is a drastic change that requires patience. Enjoy this patience, because stress hormones only increase the desire for sugar again.

Better than gummy bears - take some time for yourself and your body.

Better than gummy bears – take some time for yourself and your body.

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It’s best to start the experiment on a quiet week and think about diversionary maneuvers: Maybe make yourself a cup of tea when you have a sugar craving? Or try some breathing exercises? It can also help to do the experiment with friends who are also motivated to do something good for their bodies.

How do you feel about sugar? Do you love him very much or do you not need him in your life? What helps you give up?

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