On average, women should have no more than 25 grams of sugar per day, and men no more than 36 grams. When you start adding up your daily sugar intake you may find yourself shocked by just how many of the foods, snacks, and beverages you enjoy contain more than your suggested daily intake. Here are a few ways to curb your sugar cravings.
Swap For A Natural Sugar Source
Naturally-occurring sugars aren’t as harmful as processed sugars, and they will curb your cravings—so have some fruit. Berries and melon are some of your sweetest choices. Maybe add them into plain yogurt. You can also enjoy one serving of dark chocolate.
Stock Up On Healthy Snacks
If you typically consume sugar as a snack stock up on healthier alternatives. This could include swapping honey for sugar or keeping your fridge stocked with veggies that you enjoy. A serving of cheese is great too, a white cheese—not a brick that has been dyed yellow.
It’s not uncommon to mistake your thirst for hunger, so hydrate. Just make sure that you are not drinking your calories—or drinking your sugar. Water is your top pick, as well as unsweetened or honey-sweetened herbal tea. You can even fruit-infuse your water.
Here’s to taking your sugar intake down a notch!