Nutrition

Tips for staying sugar free at dinner

Plan meals

Last minute meal decisions at the end of a long day can lead us to make less than nutritious choices. This can be avoided by planning your meals and snacks in advance. A weekly meal planner is ideal.

Back to basics 

The easiest way to cut down on sugar is to eliminate processed foods from your diet
and instead cook from scratch using whole food ingredients and lots of vegetables. There is so much hidden sugar in processed foods (even sauces and pastes), so by cooking your own dishes you know exactly what’s going in. Start with simple salads and soups which are quick and easy to make, or invest in a slowcooker for the easiest dinner of all. The most important thing to remember for maintaining a sugar free diet is to get enough calories and
nutrition during your meals and snacks, which will reduce or eliminate your sugar cravings.

Healthy fats

Your body can either burn sugar for energy or it can burn fat for energy. By removing sugars from your diet, you will need to replace that void with more healthy fats. In addition, healthy fats leave us more satisfied and provide so many benefits necessary for brain health and body functions. Choose sugar free healthy fats like coconut oil, avocado, flax oil, olive oil, nuts, seeds, and wild-caught fish to help you stay sugar free.