Cutting Back on Sugar—How Can We Do It?

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By Fit3 Head Coach Tina Van Horn

Lately my sweet tooth has gotten a little out of control, mostly because I cannot resist cereal.  From bran flakes to everyone’s favorite box of colorful marshmallows, cereal is my weakness. As long as I don’t get started on it, I am good. But, once I grab a handful, there is a 99.9% chance that it’s going to lead to what probably totals three servings or more. Once the craving is triggered, I am in trouble.

Not only do I regret my choices 30 minutes later, but I feel lousy too. The blood sugar/insulin spiral makes me really grumpy and fatigued. Hello, sugar coma!

No Sweets Week

I have personally declared this a “No Sweets Week.” I’ve managed so far, even said no to a chocolate candy from Tom, but the next few months are very sugar-oriented! I challenge YOU to join me and try to really cut back on your sugar intake this week. Luckily, a Reliv shake can help! 

Strategy

  • Avoid your trigger foods (For me, those are cereal, ice cream and cookies). You know what your triggers are.
  • Establish an immediate consequence. I only allow myself ice cream if I do 25 burpees afterward.
  • Drink more water.
  • Drink a Reliv shake to curb your craving.

It may sound hard, because it is hard. Sugar is addictive and comes as such a strong craving, but here at Reliv we are in this together and we can beat those cravings as a team!

Today, if some sweetened calorie bomb is calling your name, don’t forget the above strategies to keep you on track!

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