How to get rid of your sugar habit in 2020

Michele Promaulayko, the author of "Sugar Free Three," shares her tips to cut back on sugar and why it’s so hard to let go of it.
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We continue to roar into 2020 and one of the most popular resolutions, of course, is 0 get healthier. Yes, one way to do that is cut back on sugar and Michele promaulayko, the author of "Sugar free 3" is here with tips and swaps. It sounds simple. Sugar, sweet stuff tastes good but more to it than that as to why we're hooked on it. Added sugars and their evil twin, refined carbs and artificial sweeteners wreak havoc on our body. Cutting back can help you lose weight. It hangs out in places you wouldn't suspect. Okay. These are some of the places. We think about sugar we're talking about dessert and sweet no the that simple. It's surprising to find it in foods that we don't even consider sweet like ketchup or salad dressing, right? Beware of the balsamic vinaigrette and definitely honey mustard. We don't need sugar on our salad, do we? No, we don't. We don't need it on spaghetti but find it in pasta sauce. You're giving us options. We have healthy options without the sugar but start our day with breakfast with a lot of sugar. So many of us have been eating dessert for break fast our entire lives. That is no way to start the day. How do I get around it. These are two of my favorite recipes from "Sugar free 3." Sweet potato toast with a crispy egg. Who knew sweet potato can double as toast but did can. The pumpkin ricotta pancakes with nuts. Much better than sugary yogurt. Yogurt, that sounds like a sim, easy healthy breakfast but a lot of sugar. It can be healthy if you know what to look for but a lot of sugar in fruit yogurts and sometimes artificial sweeteners too so double whammy. Tricky. We're trying to make it through the day with a snack and go to the vending machine and that's a problem. Here's better options. Want to snack smarter. Snacks are supposed to get you to the next meal. If you eat something sugary it won't quell your hunger so you want to go for something nutritious and satisfying. Cucumber chips and guac, hummus and veggies, hard boiled egg and everything but the bagel seasoning which is my sugar-free secret weapon, the seasoning. Which seasoning? Everything but the bagel. Everything but the bagel. Get rid of refined carbs. Keep the seasoning and whole grains are allowed so brown rice cakes with nut butter. Healthy fats and this is something you may not know. An air dried beef jerky that doesn't have added sugar. You got me there. That's a healthier breakfast. Better than the Twizzlers I was having a short time ago. We can't talk about dessert. How do I take it out? I would not deprive of you dessert. Get rid of the added sugars. Don't get rid of dessert. Whippedry Cota with roasted cherries and this is a cinnamon baked apple but you can microwave it too and whole fruit is okay. It's naturally occurring sugar. Okay. So we could -- okay. So all of these recipes and tips on how to read nutrition labels can be found in the book and also on the open fit app and leave nothing to chance. This is actually good stuff here. All right, Michele promaulayko, always good to see you and happy new year to you. Happy new year, T.J. Thank you for helping us through a healthier new year.

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