A high level of sugar can be found in quite a lot of beverages so it can be hard to work out how to remove it from your diet, especially when you really enjoy that sugar hit. Here are 3 simple tips that can help you to reduce your sugar.
1 – Drink Your Hot Beverage Without Sugar
If you like to drink a hot cup of tea or coffee in the morning and if you drink quite a few cups during the day, those little teaspoons of sugar can really add up over the course of a week. Try and break the habit by cutting the sugar from your drinks. This might be hard to do at first. A great way to start is by reducing the amount of sugar you add.
Reduce the amount by half a teaspoon at a time. Set a target date when you want to be sugar free and work towards reducing the amount until you no longer need the sugar. It might take time to get used to drinking without sugar but let your taste buds get used to the sugar-free flavor of your beverage and you will learn to love it.
2 – Replace Your Fizzy Sodas With Sugar-free Alternatives
A nutritionist will mostly like say that you should give up on fizzy sodas for good and just drink plain old water. We, however, live in the real world and fizzy sodas are hard to resist. The good news is that there are alternatives out there. You can replace the sugar loaded drinks with sugar-free options. Drinks companies have worked so hard on refining the flavor of the sugar-free drinks, that you won’t even notice the difference.
If you think that you can resist the fizzy sodas, then you can make up your own sugar-free drinks by mixing together a measure of sugar-free cordial or natural fruit juice with sparkling mineral water.
3 – Drink More Water
The best liquid to drink is going to be water. It doesn’t have any sugar in it. It is calorie free and it is available for free too. If you can learn to drink more water each day, this will have a fantastic effect on your body. It will flush out the toxins and help improve the look and feel of your skin.
If you find that water is a little boring, mix it up a little by adding ice and fresh fruit slices. You could also try drinking sparkling water.
These are 3 simple but very effective ways that you can cut down on the amount of sugar you consume through drinks.