10 Easy Steps To Eat Less Sugar

Updated: Jul 8, 2021

1. Eliminate Processed And Packaged Foods

Where possible, choose wholefoods, such as lean meat, fish, dairy, nuts, seeds, beans and fresh fruit and vegetables.

2. Get To Know Your Food Labels

Aim for less than 10-15g sugar per 100g. Also check the ingredients list for different types of sugars. For example, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, brown rice syrup, agave, honey, molasses, brown sugar, fruit juice concentrates etc.

3. Reduce Sugar Gradually

If you consume large amounts of sugar, or are a ‘sugar junkie’, the thought of reducing your intake may not sit too well with you. The best way to reduce your intake is to do so gradually. Start by aiming to consume 100 calories of sugar per day, which is equal to 25g/day or 6 ½ teaspoons.

4. Avoid Sweetened Beverages

Avoid all sweetened soft drinks, tea, sports drinks, energy drinks, fruit juices etc. There is very strong scientific evidence for the link between sweetened beverage consumption, fat gain and Type 2 Diabetes.

5. Avoid Fruit Juice

Most fruit juices have added sugar. Even pure fruit juice (eg. Freshly squeezed