If you are like me, you prefer to use real cane sugar instead of substitutes like chemical alternatives, processed products like splenda or stevia. To keep that sweet taste but cut down on the amount of sugar, I add a little cinnamon or citrus juice along with my sugar. Try your favorite sweet spices to find you favorite; clove, anise, liquorish root and cinnamon can all add to sweetness without all the empty calories.
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I used to have to put 3 teaspons of sugar in my coffee. I tried sweetners, but they all tasted bitter to me. I used Sun Crystals sweetner, which is a natural sweetner, of the Stevia plant and a little sugar cane in with it. It helped me kick the habit. I now use that instead of sugar.
If you look up the website they often have a $1.oo off coupon. They also have recipes that use Sun Crystals instead of sugar. This can also be good for diabetics. Look up suncrystals.com.
When I get bored at my desk job I want to snack to fill the time. So, since the holidays are over and candy canes are marked down to around 50 cents a box, I stocked up. I let myself have a single 60 calorie or less candy cane every afternoon and since they take a while to eat (as long as you don't crunch them up!), it distracts me and satisfies the craving for sugar. Add a bottle of water and I'm good for the rest of the day until I get home.
Buy lots of flavors as a treat. Each day pick out a new flavor to try, or close your eyes and just 'grab one' for a little extra fun in your day.
READ the ingredients list carefully. If sugar is within the first 5 stay away, we do allow organic cane sugar at times, it can be hard to get completely away from. We still have the occasional treat (dark chocolate, gelato, yogurt) but not everyday.
learn the different names of sugar. high fructose corn syrup, brown sugar, malted syrup, sucralose, maltose, etc...
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