We know it can be hard to avoid sugar completely, but consuming too much of it in your diet can actually be harmful to your health.
Not only can sugar rot your teeth but it can also cause constant fatigue, increased thirst, headaches and joint pain. The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has so many tips and recipes to help you cut out sugar. Read on to find out how we can help curb the cravings!
17 Signs you’re eating too much sugar
Here are just a few signs that you are consuming too much sugar in your daily diet.
Hyperglycemia and fatigue
Anxiety and Depression
Aging dry skin
Joint pain and arthritis
High blood pressure
Higher blood sugar
Tips to help reduce sugar intake
Stop adding the little sugar crystals to your foods and drinks. If you need to sweeten your tea or coffee then use stevia or xylitol as they will not affect your blood sugars.
Give up soft drinks but do not replace them with artificially sweetened versions. Instead choose sparkling mineral water and flavour with lemon or lime wedges.
Choose wholegrain breakfast cereals that do not have added sugars. Make your own muesli, choose oats, quinoa flakes, or eggs rather than bowls full of colour and sugar!
Instead of a pastry or cake for snack time, select something fresh and savoury like hummus with carrot sticks. If you must have something sweet, make your own healthier versions, freeze in small portions and take them with you.
Read the labels on everything! Even yoghurt can have copious amounts of sugar added to it.
Try Healthy Mummy Sugar X – Sugar X stops you from tasting the sweetness in sugary foods. Simply put, it means you consume less sugar and ultimately fewer calories. If you can’t taste the sweetness, what’s the point of eating it?! PLUS it’s caffeine free and ideal for mums.
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