Save Calories with Tips To Cut Sugar

One of largest pitfalls to extra calories is added sugar.  Extra calories lead to weight gain.

From the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics  http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=6442469635

Here are some tips on limiting added sugars while treating your sweet tooth:

  • Enjoy fruit, a naturally sweet treat.
    • Add to salads, salsas, sauces, toppings and more.
    • Snack on fruit and enjoy as dessert instead of candy, cookies or pastries.
    • Use fruit to sweeten oatmeal or cereal.
  • Drink healthy drinks.
    • Switch to water or low-fat or fat-free milk instead of sodas, energy drinks or sports drinks.
    • Drink 100-percent fruit juice in moderation instead of sugary fruit drinks.
    • Try carbonated beverages with no added sugars or add lemon, limes or cucumbers to water for additional taste.
  • Compare foods.
    • Read food labels of packaged foods and choose the ones with little or no added sugars.
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Author: gogirldiet

Registered Dietitian at gogirldiet.com

2 thoughts on “Save Calories with Tips To Cut Sugar”

  1. On this note, it is also good to point out the negatives of artificial sweetners that are commonly found in “diet” beverages. Artificial sweetners are in most cases calorie free, however they trigger the hormones in the body to produce and release insulin (just as a regular sweetner would). When insulin is released, fat storage is promoted. So overall when trying to lead the healthy lifestyle possibly and trim off any fat, it is important to eliminate as many artificial sweetners as possible as well as full-sugars. A tip to speed up metabolism is to drink lots of natural green tea! It can even satisfy a certain sweet craving as well occasionally 🙂

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