I have always loved sugar and sweet stuff. I always had put it in my coffee which is the one area I was pretty concerned about when I looked into cutting down and even cutting out sugar from my diet.
I would have to guess I was somewhat addicted, having had just taken in large amounts of sugar my whole life.
But when I looked into my diet and how many calories I was taking in per day, in order to start losing weight, I realized my sugar intake was just obscene.
Not only was I consuming a ton in coffee every day, but so many foods have sugar added, like you wouldn’t believe it if you haven’t researched this. And then the amount of added sugar in some things is just crazy, such as some sweet drinks.
I was not looking to entirely eradicate sugar from my diet, because I still like to have a piece of fruit once in a while.
But there is something about added sugar that I really thought nothing could satiate.
I Found A Way
I was able to cut out added sugar, while at the same time, satiating my sweet tooth. I still have sweet things, and at present I do still take in some sugar, but I also have experience cutting it out completely, and still use the same ideas today just out of habit.
The first area I had to target was the coffee I was drinking every day. It tastes insanely good, but it had tons of sugar.
My solution here was using sugar free substitutes, and the coffee I drink now is only 45 calories per cup, and has no sugar. It contains a sugar free creamer with sucralose, Xilitol, stevia and Almond Milk. It may not be the absolute best, healthiest option on the planet, with a little sucralose, but for a low calorie , sweet, great tasting coffee, it is awesome.
That was my main area.
Another area I needed to hit was just my sweet tooth after meals. Sometimes I just have that need after a meal. Well, one day I decided to try Quest Bars, since they are listed as being sugar free, and to my amazement, they hit that spot. They do taste very sweet, but somehow they actually satiate that strong sugar craving.
That was the one other area I was not sure was possible, and it was.
Other areas I tweaked was meals. Especially if you get anything pre-made, like a frozen dinner, you can almost guarantee it has sugar added, and so I look at labels. This area was not such a challenge, it just took a little time and research to restructure my meals.
Anyways, hope that helps if you have a sweet tooth like me and are looking to get added sugars out of your diet, or just to cut back.