How to Limit Sugar This Christmas

How to Limit Sugar This Christmas | theskinnyfoodco

How to Limit Sugar This Christmas

Let's be honest - who cares about limiting sugar or calories for that matter during Christmas? Christmas is all about overindulging - but what if we said you can limit your sugar intake WHILST still pigging out on the foods you love this festive period?

Whether you're watching your weight, trying to cut down on sugar or are unable to consume sugary foods due to a health condition - here we explore ways to limit your sugar intake this Christmas. 

1. Controlling Sugar Cravings

Feeling the urge to tuck in to something sugary? 

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. 

2. Make Savvy Sugar Swaps

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:

  • Low Sugar Baking Kits
  • Sugar Free Syrups
  • Sugar Free and Low Sugar Sauces
  • Healthy Alternative Snacks
  • Sugar Free Coffee Syrups
  • Low Sugar Vegan Creamers
  • and much more!

But ... how do I swap out food and drink at Christmas?

Making healthy swaps where you can still counts for something, and can still decrease your calorie, sugar and fat intake. Here at The Skinny Food Co, we have created a wide range of healthy alternative products that enable you to eat better whilst enjoying the foods you love.

For example - the foods that usually pack a punch (in relation to calories) can easily be replaced with The Skinny Food co products. Want to smother those Christmas Desserts in some deliciously sweet syrup? Is your Christmas Turkey a little dry this year and in need of some flavoursome sauce? We've got you covered with all your sugar free and zero calorie Syrups and Sauces which you can introduce into your festive meals this Christmas.

The Skinny Food Co also have a wide selection of Cocktail Mixes perfect for the festivities! Whether you're a drinker or not, our Cocktail Mixes are perfect if you want a refreshing alcoholic beverage and a delicious cocktail - not only that, our Cocktail Mixes are completely sugar free! helping you to avoid any additional nasties that usually come with mixers.

Shop our Christmas Collection for all our festive flavours or shop our Full Range for more!

3. Make a food diary

If you're wanting to track your sugar intake - making a food diary is super beneficial and will help you monitor the food and drink you're consuming.

Always make a shopping list too if you're planning your meals ahead - just to make life that little bit easier.

Shop our Christmas Collection!

 




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