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Sugar Detox: How To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Without Getting Too Much Sugar

Sugar Detox: How To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Without Getting Too Much Sugar

Let’s face it, we all love our desserts and we all probably have a favourite one that we simply can’t resist.

The bad news is that there is lots of good information today that warns about the risks of too much sugar. It’s a fact that too much sugar will slowly deteriorate your health. Almost a third of Americans are diabetic and 80% or more of us eat more sugar that is reasonable or healthful. This is not good. So here’s the problem… if you decide to reduce or eliminate sugar, what do you do about desserts?

How To Enjoy Dessert Without Getting Too Much Sugar?

Fortunately, there are sugar free dessert recipes available today that allow you to adopt a sugar-free diet and at the same time make desserts that taste just as good as the not-so-good-for-you ones. They use only sugar free ingredients or sugar substitutes. So if you usually make your own desserts and are looking to cut your sugar intake, then it’s time that you explored some of the sugar free recipes that you can prepare right in your own kitchen.

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Here are some tips that will help you make the change and find sugar free dessert that’s just as delicious as those sugar-laden desserts you’re used to.

1. Start with the easy recipes

If you are just beginning to explore the world of sugar free dessert, then pies, muffins and cookies are an excellent place to start. These are easy sugar free desserts to prepare, they take little time to make and just as good as those that have real sugar.

2. Make it a family goal

If you are in a family setting, make the change to sugar free dessert gradual. If everyone participates in the change, it will reduce your baking time since you won’t have to make two different versions of the same dessert. Another reason is that it’s easier to quit sugar (an addiction just like cigarettes) as a family than it is solo.

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3. Get to know sugar substitutes

Start to explore sugar free sweeteners and additives. Some are healthful…some are not. Although they might take a while to track down, it will be well worth the effort. When you find a brand that works, stick with it. There may be a slight variation in taste from brand to brand so sticking to one helps.

4. Use honey instead of sugar

Can you use honey or crystallized honey instead of sugar? Honey is sweeter than regular sugar, but you will naturally use less of it. It’s an excellent weight loss ingredient and it provides vitamin B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc that you will not get from sugar.

5. Check with your local bake shop

Do you have a bake shop that you buy from regularly? Perhaps if you explained to them that you are looking for sugar free dessert items, they might agree to make some. Once they start to cater to both markets, it’s a win-win situation.

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Hopefully, these few suggestions will help get you started in the right direction to a sweet, but healthier lifestyle.

Here’s one of the best sugar free dessert recipes that’s always a favorite.

Sugar Free Dessert Recipe: Protein Brownies

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    • Makes: 12 brownies
    • Prep Time: 45 minutes

    Nutritional Facts Per Serving:

    • 112 calories,
    • 0 grams sugar,
    • 2.8 grams fiber,
    • 4.6 grams protein,
    • 2 net carbs per serving

    Ingredients:

    • 5 tbsps of organic virgin coconut oil
    • 1/2 tsp of sea salt
    • 1/2 tsp of organic vanilla extract
    • 1/2 tsp of stevia extract (to taste)
    • 6 tbsp of Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour
    • 2/3 cup of organic natural cocoa powder
    • ½ cup of organic erythritol
    • 6 large pastured eggs

    Preparation:

    1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
    2. Sift the coconut flour. After sifting it should come to about 1/2 cup – no more or the brownies will be too dense.
    3. Melt the coconut oil over low heat in a small pan. Stir in the cocoa powder. Set aside to cool.
    4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, the vanilla, the salt, the stevia, and the erythritol. Then stir in the cocoa.
    5. Add the sifted coconut flour and whisk well to completely combine all the ingredients. Make sure there are no lumps!
    6. Pour this batter into a well greased 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan and bake for 30 minutes.
    7. Remove from oven, cool, cut into squares and…

    …Enjoy!

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    Last Updated on December 13, 2018

    12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

    12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

    Christmas is approaching fast, and lots of people not only tend to ruin their usual diets, but they also gain a few extra pounds. Based on studies, the majority of people tend to gain additional weight during the holiday season that starts at the Thanksgiving Day and ends with the New Year celebrations. Excessive eating is claimed to be the main cause for the additional weight gain, but it is also due to lack of physical activity and exercise.

    A lot of individuals out there tend to set aside their fitness routines during the holidays since they believe that they do not have enough time to perform their workouts. And because they feel guilty after the holiday season, most of the gyms and fitness centers are packed with fresh members. Always bear in mind that you can still enjoy the holidays and stay fit at the same time. If you want to stay fit during the holiday season, especially during Christmas and the New Year’s Eve, here are some useful tips that might help you:

    1. Eat Before Heading Out

    First, it is best that you eat something before heading out to visits, trips or family dinners. By doing so, you will no longer be tempted to eat a lot or overindulge yourself since you have already eaten. Skipping on meals is not a good idea either, because you will only be forced to eat more later.

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    2. Select The Treats

    Make sure to select the treats that you eat in a wise manner. You should choose something that you can only enjoy during the holiday season and not something that is readily available all the time.

    3. Avoid Skipping Meals

    Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast! Even though it can be tempting to skip on certain meals, believing that it will make up for the treats you consumed in the previous day, don’t do it because it will only lead to counterproductive results.

    4. Drink With Moderation

    It is best to regulate your drinking since alcohol, coke or other juices will only add more calories to the ones you already eaten!

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    5. Be Active

    You should still perform your fitness routine whenever possible and if you can’t do that, simply walk more, park your car some distance away from the store or just use the stairs!

    6. Get Out Of The House

    Make the holidays a family affair and plan outdoor activities where everyone is involved. Even a snowball fight in the backyard will burn a lot of calories and will keep the children entertained.

    7. Don’t Skip Your Strength Workouts

    Always remember to perform your strength training in order to maintain that muscle mass you worked hard to get. You might be tempted to use lightweights and just do some cardio, but you can burn just as many calories by lifting weights. And with all of those extra stakes you had on the holiday meals, you might even gain some extra muscle. And this is much better than gaining some extra fat.

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    8. Set Realistic Goals

    You should set realistic exercise objectives. Aim for at least half an hour per day and you will be very happy when you will achieve that. If you plan one hour or more and not achieve it, you will only end up disappointed.

    9. Enjoy Yourself

    Also make sure to set realistic diet plans! Trying to restrain yourself totally from some foods will only make you eat more. Feel free to enjoy the treats that you really love, but in small portions.

    10. Drink A Lot Of Water

    This can satiate your appetite as well as keep you hydrated at all times. And it will also prevent a possible hangover if you overdo it with alcohol.

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    11. Eat Less And More Often

    Distribute your meals evenly throughout the day, and do not eat everything at once.  Instead of having 2 enormous meals, have 5 small ones.  Eat your dinner earlier and have a nice walk before going to bed.

    12. Prioritize Your Workouts

    Try to do them early in the morning while everyone else is still sleeping. This way you will also avoid remarks like “Oh, come on! It’s Christmas…”

    So there you go! Twelve simple tips that will help you avoid gaining weight during the winter holidays, but will also allow you to enjoy yourself and have a great time with your loved ones.

    Happy Holidays everyone!

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