Weight Loss - 5 Quick Tips to Cut Excess Sugar Now

by : JessieMcfarland

Most of our daily favorite foods are pre-sweetened and loaded with sugar. Consuming too much sugar can only result in weight gain because excess sugar that is not needed is stored as fats. Taking refined sugar will rob your body of the vitamins and minerals required to function healthily. Sugar also causes your hormone insulin in your blood to elevate and you tires out easily besides giving you a host of chronic health problems such as diabetes and hypertension. The following 5 quick tips will help in your weight loss.

#1. Stay away from fizzy drinks
Diet sodas or diet cokes are just as bad for you as regular ones because they are loaded with sugar. They may contain zero calories, but the extra sugars will turn to fats if the body does not need it. Sugar makes you thirsty. Consuming more soda to quench the thirst only increases it. Soon your vital organs may scream at you because they need water.

# 2. Eat fresh fruits daily
Eating fresh fruits is better than the fruit juice to maintain the daily requirement of nutrients your body needs. Anything that you drink is absorbed faster than what you eat. Some fruit juices have extra sugar and calories. Try a negative calorie fruit like an apple or an orange. Fruit contains natural sugars that satisfy a sweet tooth without overdoing it. Eating a piece of fruit will fill you up and keep the hunger away longer than a glass of juice.

# 3. Start the day with wholegrain breakfast cereals.
Cereals make a quick and easy breakfast, but some contain high sugar content. Choose wholegrain cereals instead though it is not exactly appetizing. One also can find many instant varieties of oatmeal that are easy to cook. You just need bowl, a half cup of hot water, and a packet of oatmeal to make a hearty hot breakfast. Oatmeal offers more fiber and protein than cold cereals which provides a steady level of energy and fullness to combat hunger.

# 4. Choose low calorie snacks.
Some low calorie snacks can be enjoyed in moderation with the same satisfaction. The guide is anything that is more than 15g sugars per 100 gm is considered high in sugar. Watch out for food labels that have added sugars, such as sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose, hydrolysed starch, corn syrup and honey. If you see these in the labels, you know that the product is likely to be high in added sugars.

# 5. Stay off free snacking
If you are working in an office, you know that there is always someone with a jar of biscuits or a dish of chocolate candies on their desk. Your colleagues may offer you donuts or other sweet treats bought while on holidays. Avoid the office fat trap. These extra sweets add to the bottom line literally. Having a good breakfast at home can help you to ward off the need for a donut in the morning. Instead keep your own jar of healthy snacks on your desk so there is no need to indulge elsewhere.

Sugar is found in almost all the stuff you eat everyday. It is alright to consume in moderation, but the problem starts when you overindulge. Simply decide today to search out those hidden sugar sources and make an effort to cut them off.