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Learn how to avoid the common food routines we fall into by making healthier choices about sugar intake.
1. Be Label Conscious
To cut out as many added sugars as possible, it is important to read the entire ingredients list to sleuth out sugar in all its guises.
2. Plan ahead
Going to a friend’s house for dinner? Offer to bring a sugar-free dessert so you don’t feel singled out for skipping the last course.
3. Indulge (Within reason)
If you adopt a strategy of eating as little added sugar as possible, then you can truly enjoy the occasional piece of cake or cookie without guilt. And as you eat less sugar, you might even find that you no longer need as much to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Recipe: Hazelnut Fig Crisps
4. Savor Other Foods
There’s a wide world of delicious food out there that doesn’t have added sugars. Discover foods with textures and richness that satisfy without being sweet.
Recipe: Savory Spring Muffins
5. Tap into your True Cravings
Sometimes we eat because we’re bored, stressed, or sad. While food might seem like a quick fix for these negative emotions, ask yourself what you really need in the moment. Maybe it’s some “you” time (a bath, a massage, a yoga class), taking a moment to connect with a good friend, or just a fun and mood-boosting distraction.
Recipe: Strawberry Mint Sparklers