For many many years now, I have been reducing my sugar intake. I feel so much better. I've also been exercising each day. I noticed a few folks following along... just leave me a comment on this blog or in facebook if you need help or have questions.
I also decided to become a certified Food Over Medicine instructor.
I absolutely love green smoothies. I drink one each morning. My recipe is pretty easy to follow: 1/2 cucumber handful of spinach 1 fresh pear 4 ice cubes 1/2 cup of water Mix in hand/personal blender such as a Bullet. Here are 25 ways I've changed my interactions with sugar.
1. Drink green smoothies 2. Don't eat sugary cereals or add sugar to it. 3. Eat fresh vegetables 4. Eat fresh fruit 5. Eat brown rice instead of white rice. 6. Eat whole wheat pasta instead of regular pasta. 7. Eat wheat bread or whole grain bread instead of white bread. Say no, when possible to white flour based foods. 8. Nix the honey habit. 9. Watch your coffee with sugar, tea with sugar intake. 10. Stop the ice cream intake. 11. Watch your peas and carrots. They are very sugary. 12. Change from white potatoes to sweet potatoes 13. Candy, Candy, Candy, No. No. and more No. 14. Dark chocolate in handfuls = sugar don't kid youself 15. Pass on the donuts, muffins and other breakfast sugar monsters. 16. Eliminate dressing on your salad and switch to freshly squeezed lemon. 17. Oatmeal. Just oatmeal. Hold the raisins, maple and brown sugar and milk. 18. Say no to processed, packaged foods, such as granola bars, fruit roll ups, fruit snacks and other sources of hidden sugars. 19. Hold the cream and dairy products. 20. Say no to fruit juices, soda and diet soda too. Drink water or decaf tea. 21. Pancakes with fruit are better than pancakes with syrup. Not eating pancakes or waffles with white flour would be the best choice. 22. Eat spinach. 23. Don't drink alcohol or limit your intake. 24. Know where sugar lives and hides out. Here is a list of some of the possible code words for “sugar” which may appear on a label. Generally, anything on a label ending in “ose” can usually be assumed to be “sugar”. .•Agave Nectar •Barley Malt Syrup •Corn sweetener •Corn syrup, or corn syrup solids •Dehydrated Cane Juice •Dextrin •Dextrose •Fructose •Fruit juice concentrate •Glucose •High-fructose corn syrup •Honey •Invert sugar •Lactose •Maltodextrin •Malt syrup •Maltose •Maple syrup •Molasses •Raw sugar •Rice Syrup •Saccharose •Sorghum or sorghum syrup •Sucrose •Syrup •Treacle •Turbinado Sugar •Xylose 25. Pizza with veggies is still pizza. Watch how much you eat and try to use whole grain crust instead of regular white flour crust. Love, Elizabeth
About Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino
Elizabeth is the CEO and Founder of The Best Ever You Network. She used to be a chocoholic and is now blending spinach instead of chocolate shakes.