My dentist says if I want to have better dental health, I have to stop feeding the bacteria in my mouth (read: Stop Eating Sugar.)
My physical therapist says if I want to have less pain, I need to reduce the inflammation in my gut (read: Stop Eating Sugar.)
I just can’t.
At least not completely.
So I’ve managed to create my own low-sugar substitutes that are very satisfying.
But give it up altogether?
Here’s what I CAN do – (and what you can do too.)
My Low Sugar Plan
1. Choose to eat less sugar (by choice.)
That means less sugar AND less food that turns into sugar quickly, i.e. bread, pasta, potatoes.
2. Choose mostly low sugar substitutes.
For instance, if I want something sweet, I may choose a scone over a cookie because it is half the amount of sugar.
3. If I’m going to have junk food, I make it myself.
It’s amazing what you can make without white flour! (See #2) I make my own scones using almond flour.
4. Train yourself to prefer low sugar treats.
Most of the time, I’m not tempted by sweets in the grocery store because I know I can make it better (and healthier) myself.
5. When I do eat something high in sugar, I savor…
That way … I usually need less of it.
Most of the flavor is in the first 2 bites!
None of these strategies are hard. It just takes a
“willingness” to do them consistently.
If this topic interests you, let me know in the comments and I’ll share some of my recipes with you next time.
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