Sugar is in excess in many of the foods we eat, especially the kinds that are processed and/or are filled with preservatives. Because there is so much sugar in everything we eat, you should aim to cut sugar out as much as you can. Too much sugar means weight gain and sluggishness, and who wants that?
Healthy fats are fine in moderation, and it’s easy to cut carbs in pasta by getting whole-grain pasta or other low-carb substitutes. Whole milk, cream, cheese, sour cream, and unsweetened/sugar-free yogurt are other good choices. Getting the right amount of protein is important too, so make sure you’re eating lean meat and legumes, such as peanuts and beans.
Especially when you start changing your eating habits, your sweet tooth might be missing all that sugar. There are actually low-glycemic desserts that can give you the joy of sweet food without all the excess sugar. Unfortunately, these are not a good source of nutrients, so you should only eat them occasionally as a treat.
And no, a treat is not when you’ve eaten low-glycemic foods all day and want to reward yourself. A treat, by its very nature, should not be eaten too often. “Every once in a while” does not mean “every day!”
The most difficult part of changing how you eat is sticking to your convictions. If you really want to eat better and shake off the sugar, you have to commit to it. It’s not easy, but we’ll be there every step of the way. Use our Contact Us page if you need any additional help or if you have questions that you can’t find the answer to on our site.