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3 ways to break your sugar habit

By Brierley Wright, September 4, 2009 - 11:15am

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Brierley asks: What are your tips and tricks for cutting back on added sugars?

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I add cinnamon to my perked coffee and steeping tea, cinnamon is sweet and also good for you and you will find yourself cutting back because of the natural sweetness.

Anonymous

04/19/2010 - 10:09am

Use Stevia in my coffee. The usual amount is 5 drops I only use 3. I drink quite a lot of coffee. One bottle of Stevia goes a long way.

Anonymous

04/19/2010 - 9:33am

i try to eat things that don't come with labels, so no packaged or processed food. it has to either have had a mother or come from the ground!

teri p

Anonymous

04/18/2010 - 8:28pm

If we should be mindful of sugar intake (and I am), why does EatingWell.com not include sugar amounts in their Nutrients lists on recipes?

Anonymous

04/18/2010 - 7:40pm

I think there is definitely a correlation between sugar consumption and weight. Recently my husband and I gave up "sweets" for Lent - keep in mind this did not include all sugar, but the difference was huge for me. We were also in the process of moving so I didn't work out as much as normal, we didn't eat the healthiest on the road and I still lost a ton of weight! At least eight pounds, possibly more - I wasn't really keeping track since the goal was to give up sweets. In addition to the tips above, we have been using natural sugars instead of white and brown sugars (like xylitol, date sugar and brown rice syrup) and cheese with fruit or fruit preserves for dessert.

Anonymous

04/09/2010 - 12:01pm

Yes watching my sugar intake is kind of difficult.
I used to put 2 teaspoons of sugar in my coffee years ago just to be able to drink it.
Then I decided to use less sugar so I put 1 teaspoon for awhile, then cut it down to 1 then a 1/2 teaspoon.
Having cream in my coffee helped but then I tried milk and guess what I did?.
Now after many years I would not think of using sugar, because it tastes strange.

Anonymous

04/08/2010 - 9:19pm

I'm still confused about the added Splenda and/or Stevia, etc. One place will say substitute one of these for the sugar, and another place says they cause us to crave more sugar. What's the answer? I'm trying to break my sugar "addiction.

Anonymous

04/05/2010 - 2:59pm

i also had the question about eating fruit on it's own away from meals. I've heard from a nutritionist that is the best way to eat fruit, on it's own, what's your opinion

Anonymous

04/04/2010 - 9:38am

i have a question about eating fruit after a main meal. Fruit is easy to digest, i've heard it's best to eat fruit on it's own because the fruit breaks down faster than say meat. If fruit is eaten after a meal, it has to sit and wait to move down th digestive tract, so while it is waiting it is fermenting. What is your opinion on that?

Anonymous

04/04/2010 - 9:36am

My breakfast yogurt parfait contains fresh bananas and
it look like to add a little bit of sugar.
Wonderful desert !
Vera

Anonymous

04/02/2010 - 9:48pm

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