When eliminating refined sugar from your diet it can be very overwhelming. I know from personal experience. Before I went to university to become a Holistic Nutritionist I actually worked in the corporate world. I have a Bachelor of Business and worked in digital marketing for a few years. It was at this time my sugar cravings and binging was at an all-time high, and after 20 years of health struggles I decided enough was enough! It was at this point when I took my health seriously that I quit sugar, almost 8 years ago now.
Now don’t get wrong, I do still love something sweet and have a sweet tooth, however I have been able to break free from my sugar addiction (where I would eat ½ a block of chocolate in one sitting, ½ a tub of ice cream in one sitting, a packet of biscuits at night), to learning how to enjoy treats in moderation.
Refined sugar has such a negative impact on our health, it increases anxiety (it used to make me feel so anxious and worried all the time), it causes all sorts of gut problems (IBS for me) such as bloating and constipation, skin problems (it made my eczema so bad), also breakouts, acne, it causes unstable blood sugar levels, cravings, diabetes, feeds cancer cells, causes weight struggles and fatigue to name a few.
Anywho, moving on … I want to give you some sugar free snack ideas because I know when I was trying to quit sugar and improve my health I struggled with what to snack on, and this is also something I help many clients with in clinic today. Sugar is seriously addictive, I totally get it, I’ve been there, but finding ways to reduce your sugar intake can change your health (mentally and physically) dramatically.
Here are my top 10 suggestions for healthy sugar free snacks made from wholefoods:
- ¼ cup nuts and/or seeds
- 1-2 boiled eggs
- Veggie sticks with hummus or nut butter
- Brown rice cakes topped with avocado and tomato or a nut butter
- Fruit + nut or seed butter (try it for yourself – it’s amazing!)
- Chocolate protein smoothie
- Chia seed pudding
- Paleo bread topped with nut butter and sliced banana OR pesto and sliced tomato
- Sugar free protein bliss balls
- Nori veggie wraps
If you feel too overwhelmed to quit sugar alone and you need extra support, guidance or a personalied put together for you please don't hesitate to get in touch with me today via my contact page, or send me an email at email@example.com, or book in a consultation today!