If I were to award a single food item with the title of ‘Fastest Way To Pack
On The Pounds’, hands down the winner would be refined sugar.
Today we eat 20 times more sugar than people did 200 years ago! No wonder we
are bigger than ever…
One of the reasons that your diet is filled with so much sugar is that some
form of refined sugar is included in virtually every single processed food.
This is yet another reason that it’s important to cut those processed and
packaged convenience foods out of your diet.
Cutting sugar from your diet is easier said than done. Once it is a part of
your daily diet, cravings strike, causing you to eat it even more
frequently. But there is hope.
Here are 7 Ways To Crave Less of that Sugar that you’re eating that’s
killing your results and keeping you from attaining your goal weight:
Eat More Protein
A diet rich in protein keeps you full, satisfied and less likely to crave
sweets. A great way to make sure that you are getting enough is to plan each
meal and snack around a protein. Plan breakfast around eggs, lunch and
dinner around baked chicken breast, and make snacks hard boiled eggs or
baked meatballs. Try the recipe below for a protein-packed, sugar-busting
Avoid Artificial Sweeteners
One of the biggest fitness myths out there is the idea that calorie-free,
artificially sweetened beverages don’t impact your fat loss results. Sorry
to be the bearer of bad news, but the truth is that the diet soda you’re
sipping is making it harder for you to reach your goal weight. While the
diet soda itself doesn’t contain calories, it has been proven to cause
cravings for sugary foods. Put down the diet soda and instead pick up a
refreshing bottle of spring water.
Steer Clear Of Saboteurs
The sad truth is that people in your life will try to sabotage your low
sugar diet. You’ll run into that pushy person at the office who insists that
you eat a donut, the well-meaning family member who dishes you up a bowl of
ice cream, and the friend who comes over with a plate of her home-baked
cookies. The best avoidance strategy is to sincerely thank the sugar-pusher
for their gift, tell them you wish you could eat it, and then blame me –
your trainer – as the bad guy who says that you need to cut back on sugar.
Try Dark Chocolate
For those moments when your sweet tooth is relentlessly badgering you for
something sweet, ditch the super-sugary candies and stick with a small
square of very dark chocolate. Chocolate that is 70% or higher in cocoa
content should be the only candy that you keep on hand. The benefit of the
cocoa, in addition to the lowered sugar content, makes dark chocolate an
occasionally justifiable treat.
Stick With Fruit
What’s sweet, colorful and comes in hundreds of flavors? Organic, seasonal,
fresh fruit, of course! As you remove refined sugar from your life, feel
free to add in some natural sugar by way of fresh, local fruit. It’s amazing
how satisfyingly sweet fruit is – it’s truly nature’s candy.
Change Your Palate
As you begin to limit your intake of refined sugars, you’ll find that your
tolerance for sugar decreases. This means that something that didn’t taste
sweet before – say a green apple – now has uncanny depths of sweetness.
What’s happening is that your sweet receptors are becoming more finely
tuned, now that you’re not overwhelming your palate with sickly-sweet
Workout Like You Mean It
A regular, challenging exercise routine will not only get you into amazing
shape, it also reduces your cravings for sugar. The endorphin rush brought
on by vigorous exercise is an even more powerful feel-good-feeling than the
pleasure gotten by indulging in sugary foods.
Make challenging, consistent exercise a part of your life by signing up for
my fitness program. I’d love to get you to your goals using my
Simply call or email me today to set up your first workout.