Sugar has come under fire lately. We’ve been told to eat less of it, to lower our sugar intake, for our health because it can have negative effects on our weight and put us at risk for things like cardiovascular disease and cancer.
If you want to be your healthiest self, reducing your intake of sugar is a must. The average American consumes 17 teaspoons of added sugar every day — which comes out to about 57 pounds of added sugar in one year.
Like clockwork, my sweet tooth likes to kick it just as I am cleaning up after dinner every night. Sometimes I ignore it, but more often than not it’s too loud to be ignored.
There are so many different approaches to food these days, and everyone seems convinced that theirs is the best. Keto, vegan, vegetarian, paleo—ask anyone who loves their eating style and they’ll happily evangelize to you about why it’s the only right way.
We asked experts for their best tips on avoiding this most sugary of seasons without being a total Grinch. Here’s what they had to say.
It’s only part way through December and we’re already feeling it—that drag from too many holiday cookies and sweet cocktails. What’s getting us through? Knowing that come January 1, we can start cleaning up our diets, especially reducing sugar consumption.
If there’s one thing health experts can agree on, it’s that sugar isn’t doing your health any favors. But breaking the habit can be tough. And, well, sometimes you just want something sweet. We get it, and while we still don’t recommend scarfing down the whole tray of cupcakes (sorry), we can get behind using one of these healthier sugar alternatives.
I know sugar is not my friend—and usually I’m pretty good about keeping it in check. But despite my best intentions, sometimes my intake creeps up on me (#thestruggleisreal).
Sweet cravings—we don’t have to tell you how powerful they can be. It’s bad enough we’re surrounded by sweets all day, from the office cupcake party to the restaurant dessert menu (jeez, even seemingly healthy food products are a minefield); the taste of sugar makes us crave more and we feel powerless against the draw of sugar.
There’s no end of complicated diets, juice fasts and other plans promising to help you feel your best. But sometimes the simplest approach is the recipe for success.
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