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Cutting sugar

Any tips for cutting sugar out of your diet? I definitely want to start cutting back on sugar but I know that it’s not best to quit cold turkey. I’m a hypochondriac and worry for my health every day. I’m not the biggest but my sugar intake could be less than what it is and I could definitely stand to lose a few. It’s just so difficult I don’t even know where to start.
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DavidScott · 51-55, M
Maybe switch to fruit first
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
Take chromium supplements to help balance your blood sugar. There are other supplements with an herb in it that dulls the sweet taste of sugar so you won’t feel like eating it.
FCNantes · 18-21, M
[@16806,cherokeepatti] That's fine as a short-term solution, but dulling the taste of sugar's an unsatisfactory solution, for several reasons.
Frequencys · M
What’s your diet currently?
Sb356 · 22-25, F
My issue is prioritizing, keeping up with it and figuring out where to start. I don’t drink a lot of soft drinks if any at all. Not much juices. Hell, I barely eat fruit lol if my sugar intake is high I’m definitely willing to bet it’s because of carbs, yeasts etc
Frequencys · M
[@650192,Sb356] it’s not really prioritizing that’s the issue
You definitely need to cut the pastas and breads.
When I was on the whole30 plan, it eliminates grains, sugars (not too much fruits either), dairy,
So I mainly had salads, sweet baked potato’s and meats
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
[@650192,Sb356] wheat has been hybridized so much that it turns to sugar easily even if you don’t eat sugar it can mess with blood sugar.
SomeAreBoojums · 46-50, M
Try saccharin?
Sb356 · 22-25, F
What is that? [@241690,SomeAreBoojums]
SomeAreBoojums · 46-50, M
FCNantes · 18-21, M
Here's a guideline food itinary for a week:

Rice, peas & red kidney beans x3.
Porridge (if without a lot of sugar) x7.
Corn on the cob x 2.
Pot of youghurt x1.
400g of peanuts.
Homemade vegetable soup (homemade stock & made once per week) x2 = 1.2kg..
Cucumber x1.
100g of cheese.
300g of meat (good quality).
Noodles (good quality) x2.
(optional) Vitamin supplements.


Preparation time: 4 hours.
Cost <€25.

Obviously, you can adapt this to your needs, but this's a well-balanced, low-sugar, low-salt, low-medium fats (good-quality healthy fats) & really healthy combination (based on my standard weekly combo).
I'd advise a vegetable soup with a lot of fried onions & a nice drop of full-fat cream (it's so tasty!). Peanuts, cheese, corn & youghurt are also quite nice. I find the rice, peas & red kidney beans combo to be surprisingly nice (if a little bland).

Download Diety (or a similar app) to track your carbs, sugar, protein, etc.. Another useful app's Olio, which allows people to give away food for free (admitedly not so useful in these times, but hey). Finally, remember to stay well-hydrated!
FCNantes · 18-21, M
[@650192,Sb356] No problem! You can ask me about whatever whenever.
I could be your diet coach! 🍎
Sb356 · 22-25, F
[@570134,FCNantes] thank u so much❤️
FCNantes · 18-21, M
QuixoticSoul · 36-40, M
Sugar? Stop cold turkey, you'll be fine.

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