5 Ways to Reduce Sugar Cravings Naturally

Last week I shared that I was giving up sugar. I decided to give up refined sugar after learning that  your body converts sugar into triglycerides when watching Dr. Oz. Consuming more than 90 grams of added sugar a day can raise  triglycerides and lower high-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol levels). My plan is to give up sugar entirely for 2 weeks and then slowly add natural sweeteners like honey and coconut palm sugar back into my diet in moderation.

So how did I do on week one of giving up sugar? Better than I expected! I did slip up twice and drink coffee that contained French Vanilla Creamer in it. My husband made me a cup of coffee on Saturday and Sunday morning and I got half way through the cup before I remembered that it had added sugar. This will be a challenge this weekend too. My husband has a very thoughtful habit of making me coffee on the weekend and I don’t think too clearly in the morning, so I am seriously thinking about putting a note on the coffee maker reminding him not to make me coffee.

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