Sugar. Cut out the sugar. Not the sweet.
Sugar. Get rid of it. But let’s leave the sweet. It’s a tough thing to hear, because when my gals ask me if I’d like to go out for coffee, I want a hazelnut latte and a piece of chocolate cake.
Date night with my sugar.
Or when my hubby wants to take me out on a date to get ice-cream at Sweet Frog. I can’t pass up the strawberry. No sir! And I have a thing for vanilla birthday cake and cupcakes. It’s like the most addicting thing in the world. I also just love all those new popsicle places. They’re so good.
Don’t take out the sweet.
There’s some ways to help you curve your cravings, (read our blog about replacing your snacks with healthier choices). But there’s also a way to try to cut out a lot of your sugar intake.
Start small. Give yourself a mini goal, and try and reach that one. For example, choose one day a week that you are going to have a sweet. And I mean like a real sweet. Like, go out to the Cheese Cake Factory for that White Chocolate Raspberry, or Caramel Turtle Chocolate Ganache (I’m making that one up). And ONLY, seriously, ONLY eat ONE sweet a week. Don’t let your one sweet be that stale chocolate chip cookie. Or the snickers that’s been in the bottom of the jar. Or that mint you left in your purse from your Sunday afternoon lunch. Stick to it. And reward yourself with the good stuff.
After you’re success from choosing JUST ONE sweet a week. Furthermore to cut out the alcohol to just one drinking night. That’s not one a drink a night. That’s one night of the week where you splurge. You can combine your sweet night and your drink night. But remember! Alcohol has a truckload of sugar in it. And sugar equals calories. So the more you drink the worse it is for you. (Read our blog about healthier alcohol choices).
If you’re having trouble, try having sweet, but healthy snacks during the week. I have a friends who eats blueberries, strawberries, and shaved coconut altogether. I’ve tried it with just the blueberries and coconut, and it’s delicious, and very sweet. And satisfying.
In addition you can try using honey and stevia to sweeten up your coffee tea (cold or hot) instead of your daily faux sugar. (Read about how bad fake sweeteners are for your body on our blog). And read my tip about how to make some yummy coffee.
Never ever judge yourself. Never be angry with yourself. And never reprimand yourself. Remember to keep it sweet.
~Keeping it Sweet with Dance Fitness with Jessica