- Agave nectar
- Brown rice syrup
- High-fructose corn syrup
- Evaporated cane juice
- Malt syrup
If you can reduce your intake of these boxed and pre-packeaged foods you will likely be limiting your sugar intake. Remember that alcohol, soda, milks and fruit juice cocktail are also high in sugar and need to be restricted as well. Read your beverage labels and know what you’re getting in your morning latte so you can stay on track.
Next, focus your diet on whole foods consisting of lean proteins, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats. Theres little room for an overload of sugar if you have more good than indulgent items in your daily diet.
Finally, remember that you can enjoy sweets in moderation. The all-or-nothing mentality doesn’t work for most people so if you want to be successful in moderating your sugar intake for the long haul, allow yourself a treat now and then. Bake for yourself if you can so you can control the sugar content, each dark chocolate or split the dessert with a friend in order to keep the intake in check. After all, you’re sweet enough already!