Did you eat something sweet in the office in the afternoon? Do you like to eat some chocolate or cake before bedtime? Our body needs jam, but sometimes we overdo desserts.

Sugar addiction is the cause of diabetes, obesity and related illnesses, cardiovascular disease, and others. According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization, we should eat no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar per day. But according to the American Heart Association, most people in the US consume 22 tablespoons a day, which is too much.

More and more people who have a health problem are turning to diet regimes that avoids jam, dairy products and gluten. Healthy people also need purification.

1. Positive approach

Quitting sugar can not start with extreme deprivation. The important thing is to be permanent. Start gradually reduce the amount you use. After 2-3 days, try to drink your coffee without sugar. At first the aromatic drink will make you bitter, but then you will find it a matter of habit. Think of stopping sugar as something that will change your life in a positive way.

2. Remove the sugar from home

The next step towards achieving the goal is to remove the sugar you hold in your home. If you do not have a sugar bowl in front of you or you know that there is no sugar in the kitchen, you will not think of sweetening drinks. To replace it, eat more fruit. They contain fructose, which is more useful to the body. Also stop buying packaged sweets for home.

3. Touch the jam request

Biting sweet things is related to the habits we have created. For example, whenever you go out with colleagues in the afternoon, you buy a cocktail, a car or sit in front of the TV with chocolate or ice cream in hand. Whenever you want sugar, try to replace it with something more useful – drink water, eat a piece of fruit or some nuts.

4. Say “NO”

Again we are talking about perseverance. They can pick you up at the office, or be a guest where you can not refuse the hosts. But should! Be polite and even if your leagues run like a dessert, remember what your goal is. Of course, some days you can afford a homemade cake or a few chocolate chips, but do not overdo it.

5. Prepare your food at home

You can reduce sugar in your menu if you prepare most of your food. So instead of wondering what’s in the biscuits or waffles in the store, make home cookies or healthy bars to put less sugar or replace it with stevia (avoid aspartame and other artificial sweeteners). So you will know what you eat.

6. Read the labels

Many packaged foods contain sugar in the form of fructose, dextrose and others. Even if you buy bread, read the label well because it also has some sugar. Some sauces and canned foods are also sweetened, so some love them so much. If you do not read the labels well, you will consume more sugar and other harmful ingredients.