Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Year, New You: Eat Less Sugar (with printable)

While this doesn't exactly fall into the category of a SMART goal, eating less sugar is definitely something I would like to do this coming year! 

Here are some ways to break that goal down into measurable bites:
-take a sugar detox (I did this January 1-3 to help me recover from my holiday indulgences!)
-continue (or start!) replacing white sugar in recipes with healthier alternatives, such as sucanat, honey, and pure maple syrup
-limit daily sugar intake to just one special treat a day or less (we were given a box of Godiva chocolates for Christmas, and just one of those rich chocolates more than satiates my sweet tooth!)

Really, this area, like many others, comes down to self-control!  To serve as a funny little reminder, I made a printable for you to put up somewhere in your house.  Enjoy!

Printable for personal use only. Please link back to this post at Feathers in Our Nest when sharing it with others.  To use, right-mouse click on the image, then press save image as.  To print, open the image and print on a 4x6 sheet of photo paper using your printer's photo settings.

Is eating less sugar something you want to do this year?  If you already feel like you've arrived in this area, please share your tips with the rest of us!
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6 comments:

  1. this is definitely on my list of goals towards getting healthier this year!
    that printable is cute :)

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  2. Yes, I definitely need to eat less sugar! I have made a goal to not buy any more white sugar. Right now I have honey, maple syrup, and sucanat to use, so I want to keep it to that! And of course, limited amounts.

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  3. @StaceyThat's great, Stacey! If you don't have it in your house, you can't use it!

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  4. We have started using honey for our tea, oatmeal,and toast (instead of sugar filled jelly). I really haven't thought too much about it though- but I know it would make me feel much better if I reduced my intake!

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  5. @CortneyHoney is so good for you, with its antibacterial properties! I love that local honey helps me with my seasonal allergies too.

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  6. Yes, the seasonal allergies!! This was the first year EVER that I didn't have to constantly carry tissue with me for a runny nose. I ate about a tsp of local honey in my oatmeal every morning, and I totally noticed when I wasn't doing it (like when we were gone for a weekend).

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