It’s always a good idea to start making better choices regarding your health and diet. One way to do this is by reducing the amount of sugar you consume in your diet. It’s a good idea for your internal health, and also for your teeth.
It can be hard to cut back those cravings brought on by a sweet tooth, but fear not! Here are some foolproof tips for taming that sweet tooth.
Drink plenty of water
We often mistake our craving for sugar as a call from our sweet tooth, when the reality is many times we’re simply dehydrated. If you’re tempted to reach for a sugary snack, try having a glass of water instead, it may be all you need.
When you’re craving sugar, it’s usually a little snack you’re after. For this reason it is smart to have some healthy snacks nearby. Fruits and nuts are great, especially berries. You could even try freezing fruit and then blending it to make yourself an ice cream!
Read the label
Labels are there for your help. When you’re shopping for healthy food, be sure to check the labels on everything you buy. If you see sugar high up the list, drop it and look for an alternative. And don’t be fooled just because something says ‘now with less sugar’ or something similar – be sure to read the label thoroughly!
Clear out your cabinets
If you’re seriously worried you’ll be tempted, the best thing that you can do is clear sugar out of your house. If it’s not there, you can’t have it. Throw out all the cookies, the ice cream, the cupcakes, the muffins, the frozen food and the fizzy drinks!
Cutting out sugar isn’t easy since it has made its way into many of our everyday meals, but by staying aware and being determined, you can drastically cut down your sugar intake to lead a healthier life.