Now, I can enjoy the same chocolate and ice cream without obsessing over them beforehand, and a much smaller portion leaves me satisfied and happy. Getting over the initial hump is hard, it’s possible to even experience withdrawal symptoms when coming off of your sugar high. This is one big reason why I suggest cutting down slowly over time, instead of trying to make the switch quickly.
However, on the other hand, it’s important to remember that sugars found in whole foods - such as fruits, some vegetables, honey, maple syrup, milk, and more - are often also packaged with a hefty dose of healthy nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and fiber, plus other disease-fighting properties. Therefore, cutting sugar in all forms completely out of your diet is definitely unnecessary and arguably unnatural.
It is key to manage your relationship with sugar during this transition period. The point is to adjust your diet in a healthier direction, not to abuse yourself with severe or excessive food restrictions. That’s why this article is titled “how to eat LESS sugar”, not how to eat NO sugar. This is about balance, not elimination.
eat yer veggies
Caylee Clay is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist & yoga teacher specializing in psoriasis & food sustainability. By following her own health path with a goal of naturally putting her psoriasis into remission, she is a top resource for other psoriasis sufferers. Also, she believes that healthy living & sustainability go hand-in-hand — every bite you take has the power to improve both the world and your health!