We know the effects of too much sugar in our diet, but not all of us realise that we’re addicted to it. So, how can you tell if you are addicted to sugar, and what can you do about it?
The 10 common signs of sugar addiction are:
If any of these sound familiar to you, then you might have a sugar addiction without even realising it.
Even if you think that you’re avoiding sugar by checking product labels, you could be in for a surprise because manufacturers often list sugar under many different names. Some of the most common alternative labels for sugar are: sucrose, dextrose, caramel, barley malt, ethyl maltol, and sorbitol. But there are dozens of names that sugar can hide behind on labels, so it’s important to know what to look out for.
Cutting Down On Sugar
If you’re looking to cut down on your sugar intake, be aware that some everyday foods contain hidden sugars, which could be taking your sugar intake over the recommended daily amount. That’s not to say that these foods are bad for you or unhealthy, but they’re worth knowing about if you’re trying to pinpoint the foods that are contributing to your sugar consumption.
Cutting out sugar is a lifestyle choice that’s becoming increasingly popular, but going cold turkey can be difficult because sugar is in so many of the things we eat. A good way to start cutting back on sugar is by making small lifestyle changes that will be sustainable in the long run.
Here are a few of our top tips to get you started:
Cutting down on the the sugar in your diet can seem like a challenge, but beating your sugar craving is achievable with the right mindset, and scientifically proven to work!