Limit Added Sugars with Healthy Alternatives

Blueberries & Yogurt Parfait Topped with Nuts

After agreeing to your husband’s suggestion to vacation at the beach next month, you become paranoid. Now, you wish you would have stuck to your New Year’s Day resolution to lose weight. You start dreading shopping for a new bathing suit like visiting the dentist for a root canal. If you can relate to this scenario, you’re not alone. Many people put off losing weight for a variety of reasons. If you’re ready to drop some pounds and keep them off for life, you need to swap added sugars for healthy alternatives.

Added Sugars Can Be Detrimental to Good Health

Consuming added sugars, as opposed to natural ones, can be detrimental to both your figure and your health. Eating too much sugar is believed to contribute to a host of severe, medical issues such as high triglycerides, low HDL, good, cholesterol, and tooth decay. Unfortunately, avoiding added sugars is challenging for most people. However, with a little imagination and creativity, you can transform many of your favorite, decadent desserts into nutritional superstars.

Opt for Healthier Alternatives

Do you often crave something sweet at work? Pack up a serving of plain, Greek yogurt and blueberries. Whenever you’re ready for your snack, stir the blueberries into your cup of yogurt. Instead of munching on calorie laden, processed sweets, opt for succulent, fresh fruits such as:

  • Apples
  • Mangos
  • Cantaloupes
  • Strawberries
  • Pears
  • Peaches 

For a tantalizing, weeknight dessert, top a serving of baked apples with cinnamon and crushed walnuts. By cooking your apples in the microwave, you can make this delicious dessert in less than two minutes. Perhaps, you’re addicted to sweet potato soufflé. Prepare a healthier version by roasting a sweet potato in the oven. Top it with cinnamon and toasted pecans.

If you’ve failed at weight loss in the past, you might have tried every fad diet on the market. To launch a successful weight loss journey, you need to make limiting the added sugars in your diet a priority. With a little imagination and creativity, you can transform many of your favorite, decadent desserts into nutritional superstars. To help you accomplish this monumental task, consider scheduling a free consultation with a consultant at a local Metabolic Research Center.


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