Ready to cut down your sugar intake, but not sure where to start?
Follow these five simple steps and you won’t even notice you’re making a huge difference to your health and life.
Step 1: Be mindful of added sugars.
These are the sneaky sugars added to food and drinks during processing and come by maaaany other names (check out some of the most common sneaky names for sugar here). Added sugars can be found in everything from tomato sauce to that health food bar you thought was great for you. Read labels carefully (here’s our guide on that) and try to choose products with less added sugar (or better yet, try making your own!).
Step 2: Reduce your sugar intake gradually.
Trying to cut out sugar completely overnight can be overwhelming for the body and self-defeating for the mind. Instead, try to gradually reduce your sugar intake over time. This will give your body (and mind) time to adjust and make the transition much easier.
Step 3: Satisfy your sweet tooth with natural sugars.
Instead of reaching for processed sweets, try to satisfy that sweet tooth with naturally sweet foods like fresh fruit. Nature has conveniently packaged these sugars with just the right amount of fibre and other good stuff, such that it’s not such a blow to our system. Thanks, nature!
Step 4: Find your fave sugar-free substitutes.
That’s where we come in! Our range of incredible sugar-free substitutes cover everything from icing sugar to maple syrup to sticky chai. They let you sweeten up your life responsibly, without sacrificing on flavour. You’re welcome!
Step 5: Stay hydrated.
Drinking plenty of water can help you avoid reaching for sugary options like soft drinks or juice. Staying hydrated will also support your body in its transition to your new low-sugar lifestyle. If you need something a little more fun, try one of our responsibly sweet mocktails.
Cutting down on sugar in your diet can feel like a bit of a journey. But trust us, it’s a journey worth taking. So, go ahead and take the first step on your path to better health. Your body will thank you!