Weight loss is difficult problem for many people. One culprit that often sabotages diet plans is sugar. This sweet substance is high in calories and low in nutrition. Sugar is also craved by lots of folks, making it difficult to enjoy eating without it.
Although you do not need to eliminate sugar completely to lose weight, it is necessary to cut down on its consumption. There are some strategies to make lowering your sugar consumption easier, thereby increasing your likelihood of dropping pounds.
Read food labels for sugar content. A good guideline is that you do not want more than 10 g of sugar per 100 g of food. Sugar is also called sucrose, maltose and dextrose, among other names.
Reduce your sugar consumption gradually. Reduce the amount of sugar in your recipes to half of what you usually use and cut down by a teaspoon or two of what you put in your coffee or tea. This will give your taste buds a chance to adjust without too much of a shock.
Eliminate sugary soft drinks and fruit juices from your diet. These sugary beverages keep your sweet tooth alive, and it is possible to consume too much in a short amount of time. If you are a soft drink drinker, cutting out these beverages will make a big change in your sugar consumption.
Eat a hot cereal for breakfast, such as oatmeal, instead of cold cereal, which is likely to be high in sugar. If you need a sweet start to your day, add a piece of fruit to your breakfast but avoid fruit juice, which is too concentrated in sugar.
Take low-calorie snacks, such as whole-wheat crackers and string cheese or a banana, with you when you go to work or are on the go. This will help you resist the temptation to ingest a quick-packaged snack that is sure to have a high-sugar content.
Reduce the amount of sugar you use in recipes. Many times, you can substitute apple sauce in place of sugar. Try some “sweet” spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg or apple pie spice, to add flavor to desserts.
Try to follow the Manna Diet in the free e-book. This program can help to reduce blood sugar levels and insulin levels, which increase your cells insulin sensitivity to release stored fat as energy. This process encourages fat burning and healthy weight loss.
Take the Manna Blood Sugar Support caplets with each meal to lower blood sugar levels, as well as lower insulin levels.