It’s the season when you might be likely to embark on a lower sugar regime, a detox or an effort to lose some of the Christmas weight that crept on over the holiday period.
I know you need all the advice you can get so here are my ULTIMATE top tips that I find myself re-iterating to clients, detoxers and anyone trying to embark on cravings and sweet tastebud change:
- Understand if you’re using your sugar detox just to lose weight or because you want to get control over cravings and change tastebuds. There is a DIFFERENCE here and it’s really important to know which one you’re doing. Know your WHY and get clear.
- Savoury breakfasts as much as you can. I know if you’re not used to these, they are flipping weird at first. I know that you might just hate eggs by the end of it. Persevere though, you will adjust with time and savoury breakfasts are a game changer in low sugar land.
- Golden substitutes. It was coconut flakes and Chai tea for me. I used them in my toughest moments and they worked (most of the time!). Yours may be different, but keep trying until you find the ones that work. Then rinse and repeat
- Fat & protein in EVERY meal. If you’re eating plain porridge in the morning then yes there’s no sugar, but it’s not a balanced meal. You need some fat and protein added in. Nut butter, seeds, natural yoghurt – just beef it up with something
- Get accountability. Of course you’ll get a load of this on Mentor Me Off Sugar or through 1-2-1 coaching, but if nothing else then just set something simple up. Make a bet with a friend or announce it on your Facebook (brave!) – just do something that really holds you to sticking out the tougher moments
- No time is an EXCUSE. It can be worked around. Boil 10 eggs on a Sunday evening for breakfast. Keep nuts in your car. Order healthy things online and get them delivered. Find a Pret (they have lots of good healthy low sugar options). Eliminate this excuse from your vocabulary today
- Don’t beat yourself up. Minimal self bashing where possible please. Accept there’s a lot more to this. You are learning about yourself, your relationship with sweet food. Let go of perfectionism and give it the best you’ve got given everything else going on in your life.
Other posts you might find helpful at this time:
- Sugar detoxing methods: Gradual vs. cold turkey
- Considering a sugar detox : 8 things you need to know
- Top tips for how to get back on healthy (low sugar) track
- The 7 reasons why you fall off the ‘sugar-free’ wagon
Please do comment and let me know how you’re going below or ask me any questions. Hope the tips help, please share if you know others that will find it helpful. GOOD LUCK and keep going! It’s worth it.