With the holidays behind us and resolutions for a healthier lifestyle in full swing, you may be finding it difficult to reduce the amount of sugar in your diet. After overindulging in desserts and sweet beverages during the holiday season, cutting back on sugar consumption can seem overwhelming or even impossible.
If you’re looking to make a fresh start in the new year, keep reading for tips to cut back on sugar. Let’s overcome those cravings and, eventually, live a sugar-free lifestyle! Don’t fret because SweetLeaf is here to provide you with healthier alternatives.
Tip #1: Start your day with a healthy, sugar-free breakfast
Nutrient-rich food such as an omelet with vegetables or a piece of whole wheat toast will give you the energy your body needs to stay full and active until lunch.
Swap out artificial sweeteners or sugar in your coffee or tea. Instead, use Stevia or monk fruit too add all natural sweetness. Adding a few drops of Sweet Drops Vanilla Creme or Organic Monk Fruit Squeezable Caramel Macchiato will guarantee to give you a little sweetness to your coffee so that you start your morning with a cup that tastes delicious and is healthy for you!
Adding fresh strawberries and blueberries or a scoop of nut butter to your oatmeal are also great additions to oatmeal in the morning that adds fiber. For a little bit of sweetness try adding a few drops of Sweet Drops Clear to your oatmeal instead of sugar. this will give your oatmeal more flavor without extra sugar!
Tip #2: Liven up your afternoon by adding water drops to flavor your water
Water can be bland and boring for some. SweetLeaf water drops add life and flavor to water so you can be motivated to stay hydrated throughout the day! Our water drops are sweetened with all-natural Stevia and monk fruit extracts that will excite your taste buds and dampen your soda cravings.
If you’re not sure which flavor to try, Raspberry lemonade is refreshing and a got to us at the office!
Tip #3: Use sugar-free recipes for desserts
Cutting back on sugar doesn’t mean you can never have dessert again! Although desserts are loaded with sugar, there’s an easy solution: try recipes and swap out the sugar for a natural sweetener. the benefits to this is that there will be less sugar in your dessert, and your blood sugar will not spike as much as desserts with sugar. It’s a win win! Check out our Better than Sugar® products to make your deserts healthier with the same delicious flavor. Also, try sugar-free recipes that use natural sweeteners such as stevia or monk fruit, which are low-calorie substitutes that still provide the same sweetness without all the negative side effects associated with large amounts of processed sugar. Browse our collection of Granular Monk Fruit Sweeteners.
You can find plenty of inventive and delicious sugar-free recipes on our website.
Time to Get Back on Track
If you’re trying to cut back on sugar, making small changes to your diet is the best place to start. Reducing the amount of sugar you eat can be as simple as substituting all-natural sweeteners for refined sugars. Want some easy recipes to kickstart the move to zero sugar? We have recipes for Banana Nut Muffins, Sugar Free Cookie Dough, Smoothies, Ice Cream and more! Hopefully, these tips will help you cut back on your sugar intake after indulging during the holidays! Shop for all-natural Stevia and monk fruit sweeteners, water drops, and syrups at our store today.