With authors such as Sarah Wilson discussing their struggles with sugar, the uprise of raw cafés, and also #eatingclean becoming trendy topics over the last few years, it seems as though everyone is suddenly quick to cut out sugar. If you want to live a healthier lifestyle sans-processed sugar, read our tips on how to eat less of it each day.
Say goodbye to processed foods
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One of the most effective ways to cut out sugar is by cleansing the body from overly processed foods – which could be the reason for those extra kilograms around your thighs and tummy. Instead, snack on organic foods such as raw almonds, fresh vegetables and wholemeal grains. Not only will these foods keep you fuller for longer, but they are fresh and full of necessary vitamins and minerals.
Read up on the nutritional facts which are usually located on the back of boxes or packets of processed food. This will usually be a good representation if a particular product has any added sugar, and the recommended daily intake for an adult.
If you want to adapt this eating habit for a prolonged period of time, it’s time to give the pantry a good clean. Remove products from your home which could potentially lead you off track, or even result in a major binge-eating marathon. The usual suspects include chocolate, sweets and dry chips. Don’t forget to give the freezer a once-over! Restock the fridge with fresh fruits and frozen vegetables which will come in handy while you’re making your meals.
To avoid buying out, prepare your meals the night before. This could include salads, sandwiches, soups and almost anything else which can be popped into an air-tight container and stocked into the fridge for the next day. Prepare your snacks and store them in a zip-lock bag for your handbag, home and even at work.
Don’t skip breakfast
Whether you have 5 or 50 minutes to get ready in the morning, always make time for a nutritious breakfast. While sugary cereals are often attractive (and easy to prepare) first thing in the morning, substitute them for wholemeal alternatives such as porridge and oatmeal. You can then make them tasty with fresh fruits and other super foods.
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