A comprehensive beginners guide to cutting down on sugar.
In 2018, inspired by a desire to improve the relationship their diabetic family members had with food, our co-founders – James Whiting and Wayne Starkey – set out with the vision of providing healthier, less calorie dense alternatives to the foods we all love and love to enjoy.
This mission has not changed - The Skinny Food Co continues to innovate and create new and exciting low sugar/sugar free products that are accessible for everyone!
Overindulging on sugar can pose serious health risks, such as:
Read our The Effects of Eating Too Much Sugar blog.
So, what steps can you take to cut down on sugar?
Sugar is a carbohydrate, carbohydrates stimulate the release of the feel-good brain chemical serotonin.
The taste of sugar also releases endorphins that calm and relax us, some say sugar offers us a natural high - so there's no wonder we crave sugar to reward ourselves.
Due to this, some may overconsume on sugary treats. The best ways to cut down your sugar intake is to:
1. Find replacements and alternatives to fill the void
View our Sugar Free Collection.
Switch to sugar alternatives such as sweeteners and sugar free/low sugar products to curb those sugar cravings.
2. Get Up and Go
If you're craving any sugary treats, try and distract yourself. Take yourself on a short walk, or a run.
3. Talk to a Friend
Talking to a support network who understand what you're going through will help with what you're going through. A few words of encouragement here and there will go such a long way and help you on your journey to overcoming these cravings.
Making simple swaps with the foods you eat can help you cut down on your overall sugar intake. Selecting healthier alternatives means you'll eliminate all the sugar which is packed into bigger brands.
Want to know how our products compare to other popular brands? Read our Savvy Food Swaps to Cut Out Sugar blog.
We have lots of low sugar and sugar free products, such as: