13 January 2021

No Sugar Diet: Tips and Benefits

Many people decide to go with a new diet in an effort to lose weight or to simply help them to get healthier. A no sugar diet is becoming a popular option to go with.

What is the no sugar diet plan?

The no sugar diet plan is really a lifestyle. With this type of diet, you are going to eat items that are not adding sugar into your daily food intake. You will be cutting out that sugar in the coffee in the morning, sugary drinks and snacks. The idea is that without the sugar, you will feel better, especially for those who suffer with stomach issues.

What are the foods with (almost) no sugar?

Almost every food is going to have some type of sugar in it. However, the key is to choose foods that have almost no sugar in them at all to have in your diet. Some of these foods include:

  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Citrus fruits
  • Whole grains
  • Beans
  • Legumes
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Fish
  • Lean proteins

How to cut sugar from your diet?

Cutting sugar from your diet is harder than you may think. For that reason, you should start with this lifestyle. For example, aim to cut sugar out of breakfast for one week, then add in lunch the next week, and then finally dinner. You will find that by doing this slowly you are less likely to suffer the burnout and stress that comes with giving up sugar cold turkey.

You will find that you also need to take the time to look at the labels of the food that you are eating, as well as learning what code names sugar can have with some foods. Hidden sugars are often find in a lot of boxed foods and even pasta. Code names may be glucose, fructose, lactose, maltose and sucrose that are listed rather than simply saying “sugar”.

Try to avoid adding in artificial sweeteners, which can be hard for those who simply crave the taste of sugar. Be careful because foods that are sold that are labeled, “no-sugar” often have these sugar substitutes that can be just as hard for your body to adjust to as sugar.

You are going to find it necessary to add more flavor to your foods so that you are not missing the sugar as much. For example, if you need a sweet to your coffee, then drop in a cinnamon stick. These little flavor enhancers can make it easier on you to cut the sugar from your diet.

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