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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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for me, i drink tea instead of soda after meals.

Anonymous

01/05/2013 - 7:28am

I use Ideal Sweetener as a replacement for sugar in all of my recipes! I can't even tell a difference. Ideal bakes cup for cup like sugar and they even have brown and confectionary! I made puppy chow the other day with Ideal. Ideal also has great health benefits!

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Anonymous

02/23/2012 - 10:31am

I've learned to love Stevia (KAL brand is the best in my opinion). Using that i have delicious teas to drink. I've even been able to substitute 1 tsp liquid Stevia in my pumpkin pie recipe to replace the 1-1/2 cup sugar, and we love it!

Anonymous

02/05/2012 - 11:12am

Read the label

Read the label

Read the label

Time consuming but worth the time.

Anonymous

02/02/2012 - 2:14am

Just as Brierly notes its the best way but what about that "special time of the month when the cravings for chocolate just don't stop

Anonymous

11/03/2010 - 5:34am

Add sugar free applesauce to baking instead of sugar.

Anonymous

10/21/2010 - 4:40pm

What I can tell you is that for 3 months I gave up all sugar and pretty much anything that converted to sugar. This included milk, soy, pasta, fruit, etc. Dropped 20 pounds in a blink. The withdrawls symptoms for 2 weeks were terrible. Didn't realize how much I depended on the extra sugar for energy until I didn't have it. I've added whole wheats and some low sugar fruits, and some other carbs in smaller portions... even some ice cream with low sugar. 3 additional months, haven't gained a pound. I read labels now..........

Anonymous

09/27/2010 - 2:35pm

If you notice, no one seems to be eliminating sweet things from their diets/lifestyle. As a person deeply addicted to sugar, I crave both the effects of sugar and the sweetness itself. I have been unsuccessful in trying to rid my diet/lifestyle of both. For me, eating most sweet things tends to make me want sugar. Substituting maple syrup or honey for white sugar only lessens the impact to a person's blood sugar, the fact remains that they are still taking in some kind of sugar.

Anonymous

09/27/2010 - 2:30pm

Avoide tea and coffee and use Green Tea in your life .We can use natural dates fruit at time of dirnking green tea.It's natural and healthy.We can avoide baking items slowly and add fruit like watermelon ,no need of sugar it has natural sweetness.

naveenckartha@yahoo.co.in

Anonymous

09/26/2010 - 11:14pm

drink water and diet lipton sparkling diet green tea

Anonymous

09/26/2010 - 7:27pm

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