In order to give up sugar you must first ask yourself why, What is the reason? Are you doing this for a diet or a health condition. Make sure you do your own research. There are a lot of articles out there that can be contradictory. Once you have decided what you’re going to allow and not allow in your diet make sure you read the labels. There are a lot of foods that may contain an ingredient that you did not realize was in what you were eating.
Try not to make yourself feel like you’re on a diet. Being in control of what you are eating is very important. Cook for yourself. It’s hard to know exactly what’s in the food if you do not cook it yourself. Sometime while preparing your own food just leave out the sugar, try it. Also try and increase healthy fats into your diet.
Make sure you have a plan for unexpected cravings. Night time is hard most people get relaxed in the evening and can give in to temptation. Come up with a snack that works with your diet for those times of weakness.
- Know why you are wanting to approach this goal and what you want from it.
- Before you start, do some research on how to do it and how you want to do it.
- Learn to be able to cook for yourself in a healthy way.
“I gave up sugar in the hopes of finding the root cause of my sudden cystic acne. I want to heal my body without using harsh drugs or chemicals. This is my personal “why.” Every time someone questions my food or says they “could never,” I remind myself of this purpose. Every time I really want an Oreo, I remember my purpose. Know yours.”