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How to successfully limit eating sweets

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Are sweets your favorite snack? Can’t imagine a day without a doughnut or candy bar, even though you know it’s not the healthiest in the long run? Or are you once again trying to limit sweets in your daily diet? Learn the 5 most effective ways how to reduce your intake of sweets.

“Stop eating sweets” or “cut back on sweets” are New Year’s goals for many people. Excessive consumption of sweets makes it difficult for us to maintain a slim figure, negatively affects our health, and causes us to spend too much money on empty calories. So how can we effectively limit eating sweets?

Don’t underestimate your energy needs

One of the main reasons we often crave sweets is that we simply eat too little. We start a weight loss diet, we want to lose weight quickly, so we introduce a very high caloric deficit and try to stick to it. Consequently, our thoughts revolve only around our cravings. Remember that losing weight and changing eating habits is not a sprint, but a marathon. Take care not to go hungry and eat dishes that are attractive to you, and the cravings will definitely decrease.

Consume meals regularly

By eating irregularly, you drive your body to hunger, and this causes you to be able to eat anything that falls into your hand. Find your meal rhythm – the number of meals per day and the time interval between them that is right for you – and stick to it. You’ll find that cravings for unscheduled snacking will diminish.

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Eat fruit during the day (even in the evening)

Fruits will provide you with a sweet taste, and at the same time plenty of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients such as antioxidants. Don’t be afraid to eat them even in the evening, if you feel the need. There is a belief that sweets can only be eaten in the morning, but this is a myth. Fruit in the evening will certainly do you no more harm than eating a packet of cookies or a bar of chocolate.

Use sugar substitutes

If you really like the sweet taste and don’t want to give it up, but are concerned about reducing sugar, then include sugar substitutes in your diet. On the Internet, you can find plenty of recipes for desserts with erythritol, xylitol, or stevia. Their price is higher than sugar, but as it happens in life – something for something. Use them boldly and enjoy desserts in a healthier version. To learn more about the sugar substitutes mentioned above, read article 3 healthier sugar substitutes.

Sweets – change the way you think about them

To begin with, ask yourself, why do you want to reduce your consumption of sweets? Try to make sure that this answer is not limited to “I want to lose weight” and that the reason is really important to you.

Example reasons:

  • I want to take care of my body’s carbohydrate metabolism (e.g., to win over insulin resistance),
  • I want to put the money usually spent on sweets toward a dream vacation,
  • I want to improve my blood test results,
  • I want to have a healthy relationship with food and not overeat emotions,
  • I want to have more energy during the day.

Knowing your “why” will make it much easier for you to get back on track in moments of crisis. In addition, when going on a weight-loss diet or simply trying to limit sweets, we often begin to think of them as forbidden and evil products. Of course, calories from sweets are so-called empty calories. This means that such products provide few valuable nutrients to the human body. However, this does not change the fact that everything that is forbidden and unavailable seems much more attractive. 

So in order to effectively reduce the eating of sweets, you need to change your way of thinking. Sweets are not bad. Sweets simply aren’t necessary for your daily happiness. You can eat them when you really feel like it, and do it then with the greatest pleasure. On the other hand, don’t take care of your emotions with them, whatever they may be. To learn more, about emotional eating read the article Emotional hunger – how to deal with it?.

Fitatu® app

If you want to cut down on sweets, then Fitatu® comes to the rescue. In the Fitatu® Premium version, you’ll find the “Menu selection” and among them the “Less Sugar” menu. It will help you get rid of empty calories from your menu by excluding white sugar and products rich in it from your meals. The menu is based only on healthy sugars found in fruits and vegetables, which are rich in vitamins and minerals. By including the menu, you will receive meal suggestions for each meal. They will be tailored to your daily calorie limit. What’s more, the recipes are not imposed in advance – you can freely exchange them and choose what you feel like.

In the app, you will also find recipes for sweet meals without sugar. Examples are presented in 4 ideas for sugar-free sweets.

Download the app from the Play Store or Apple Store and start taking care of your diet! In addition, now you can take part in the “New Year’s Resolutions 2023 with Fitatu” action available in the app and get Fitatu® Premium for £14.99/year as a reward.

Fitatu support group

The Fitatu® app is not only the world’s easiest calorie calculator but also a fast-growing community. The “ENG: Lose weight without hunger or sacrifices using the Fitatu app 📲🥑” Remember that by surrounding ourselves with people with similar goals and experiences, it is easier to persevere in our resolutions and achieve our goals. 

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