18 Simple Tips for Eliminating Sugar

18 Simple Tips for Eliminating Sugar

Sourced from: drjerrykennedy.com

About 4 years ago someone asked me if I would be willing to do a “sugar fast.” Basically all I had to do was cut out sugar from my diet for 21 days. Sure! I can do that. After all…I don’t eat a lot of sugar.  Or so I thought.

Turns out I was wrong. Like so many other people, I never realized how much sugar was in the stuff I was eating every day. Bread, pasta, fruit, sauces, drinks and the list goes on and on. In fact, when I got the list of things I couldn’t eat during my 21 days I was floored. WHAT IN THE WORLD CAN I EAT?!?

To make a long story short, I made it the 21 days. The first two were the worst. I actually had a headache so bad from sugar withdrawal that I threw up in the sink before work on the second day. UGH! But after that…I felt GREAT! I lost about 10 lbs, I was sleeping better and my energy went way up too.

That was the first time I realized how addicted to sugar I was and how much my body didn’t like it. But I was so used to consuming massive amounts of sugar, so I didn’t even know. Every since then, I have been conscious of my sugar intake and I’m back to a healthy weight and feeling much better.

I also have been telling other people to do the same. But often they give me a look like I have 3 heads. HOW CAN I DO THAT!?!?  Well…it’s not as hard as it may sound and you will feel a lot better. That makes it easier to keep going.  But if you don’t know where to start, here are 18 simple tips for eliminating sugar from your diet. Enjoy!

  1. Put on your big-boy (or girl) pants and decide that you CAN do it
  2. Don’t buy crap with sugar in it
  3. Read labels (if it ends in “ose” and rhymes with “gross”…it’s SUGAR)
  4. Eat more meat
  5. If someone offers you crap with sugar in it…say “No thanks”
  6. Eat more vegetables
  7. Don’t eat bread (or eat much less)
  8. Drink more vegetables – if you don’t like eating them, try juicing
  9. Don’t eat pasta (or eat much less)
  10. If someone gives you crap with sugar in it…say “Thanks” (then throw it away)
  11. Eat fruit in moderation (yes…fruit has sugar)
  12. Don’t keep a stash of crap with sugar in it in your house
  13. Read more labels (3.5 grams of sugar = 1 packet. So 35 grams of sugar = 10 packets of sugar)
  14. Don’t beat yourself up if you screw up (it’s a lifestyle not a diet)
  15. Don’t eat corn (Corn has sugar and it’s NOT a vegetable…it’s a grain)
  16. Throw away the crap with sugar in it (it’s just like spoiled food…no good)
  17. Plug into like minded communities (LivinLaVidaLowCarb.com, FatBurningMan.com and VinnieTortorich.com [explicit language] are great places to start)
  18. Get up tomorrow and REPEAT

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