Sugar-free diet - so it works with ease

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Sugar-free diet - so it works with ease

When we made the rough editorial plan for the first quarter of the new year in January, we were probably still gripped by all the (over)courage. In keeping with the LentWe thought, let's just eat sugar-free, do something for our health and give a field report here. Brevity is the spice of life: It's not that easy. Valuable tips follow anyway! Excuses you find, just like me, probably always, why not right now and at all.

  1. I have three small children, so I can't avoid nerve food.
  2. I don't have time to look for alternatives and look into the composition of many foods.
  3. It tastes so good.
  4. I just like sweets too much. I don't want to do without it in everyday life.

7 tips for a sugar-free diet

Which Beliefs or excuses do you have? What's stopping you from eating healthy? Just get involved in the experiment. To make it easier for you to do something for your health, we would like to give you 7 tips along the way.

  1. Pick a time when things might be a little quieter so that you don't immediately fall back into your old patterns when under stress
  2. Observe your surroundings: Are you easily tempted to eat sweets? Make sure you have alternatives if your mouth starts watering again.
  3. Have a balanced and sufficient breakfast in the morning so that you don't get hungry for something sweet just a few hours later.
  4. Create a plan B for as many situations as possible. If you tend to have a hard time giving up sugar-free foods in the afternoon, put a bowl of nuts or fruit within easy reach.
  5. If you find it hard to give up sugar-free foods, especially in the evening: Brush your teeth. The taste of mint curbs cravings.
  6. If you feel you need something sweet during the day: drink lots of water or unsweetened tea.
  7. When you go to the supermarket on an empty stomach, you find the entire food selection covetable. The result is far too much shopping. And then the stuff has to go away again...

Sugar-free diet - this is how it can work!

Sugar is not just a personal problem, but a social one. Everywhere in the world where sugar consumption is increasing, not only is the number of overweight people growing, but so are secondary diseases such as diabetes. Did you actually know that the average German consumes 36 kilograms of sugar a year? That's about 100 grams a day, 400 calories. But why do we focus on ourselves, our health and our intentions, especially at the beginning of the year or, at most, during Lent? Should we not always Self-loveShow mindfulness and gratitude - each as well as he can! Set yourself goals that you can realistically achieve. And if it's that you don't want to or can't switch to a sugar-free diet overnight. But then take the time now for yourself, your health, and ask yourself honestly:

  1. In what situations do you reach for sweets?
  2. What are you compensating for?
  3. What alternatives are there for you instead of distracting or even rewarding yourself with sweets?
  4. Wouldn't it already be a start to reduce consumption to the afternoon at the beginning? And then only to the weekend?

"Sugar stands for the longing to be absorbed in yourself"

Maybe one or the other of you with a sweet tooth feels addressed now. In the book "The Cornucopia" on the psychological symbolic language of food, Christiane Beerlandt writes on the subject of sweets: "Sugar stands for the longing for the intensely close, blissful, sweet absorption in yourself (...) The dream sphere that sugar invokes is far from reality, but it comforts and soothes those who are hard, frozen and cold at heart. It offers satiation to those who do not know how to satiate themselves at the source of life." The author also writes that sugar is symbolic of faith in something much more beautiful than what one has experienced so far. It represents the heavenly happiness of feeling oneself in the warm glow of life; one has longings, dreams and Hopes ... and you don't want to leave this intoxication.

Sugar-free diet: The first step there happens in the head

Give yourself at least two weeks in which you eat sugar-free. Your body needs this time to adjust and react. But the first step starts in your head. Giving up something doesn't have to create pressure in you right away. Open yourself up to the decision to try it out. For a new, healthier way. For doing something for yourself, for your health. It can be easy! Look forward to feeling so much better. You'll notice a whole different energy inside you. You will have a different charisma. Feel more awake, love yourself much more. You will discover yourself anew. And you will be proud of yourself!

Break your old patterns

Now you get to show that you're stronger than the one's weaker self inside you. Become a lion and put yourself before your own interests. For you. Let go of all your doubts. Let go of your fears. It's perfectly normal for them to show up right now. But let them go and open yourself up to whatever comes next. Break the old pattern. Come out of your Comfort zone. Get off the sofa and get on your imaginary stepper to become the best version of yourself, step by step.

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