We always hear about sugar being bad for us and yadahyadah. We don't know about you, but we're tired of all that negativity. With the help of the ever wonderful Dr. Pixie, we're gonna look at the positives of eating less sugar. After all, cutting back on sugar is hard - you deserve all the motivation and applause you can get. Go you.
Sugar to our skin is like Voldemort to Harry. Okay, maybe it’s not trying to kill our loved ones and take over the world, but still. It’s the enemy. Sugar inflames your skin, leaving it red and suffering from break outs. It also breaks down collagen, leaving skin tight and prone to premature wrinkles (*gulp*). Say goodbye to breakouts and hello to skin like Bella Hadid by cutting down on sugar.
Tip: If you’re craving sugar, upgrade your water with some lemon, lime, and a sprig of mint. All the taste without compromising your complexion.
Say goodbye to diets
For some reason, people seem to think that cutting down on sugar means condemning yourself to a lifetime of dieting. Well, we’re here to tell you that, no, you don’t have to do that – that would be horrifying.
It’s super easy to pick up a choccy bar when hunger hits. We think it hits the spot, but half an hour later we’re hungry again (and craving even more sugar). This sugar cycle can lead to weight gain, health problems, and an unhealthy lifestyle. Not goals. Cutting down on sugar will mean you’ll have less cravings for it and you’ll feel fuller for longer. Not craving sugar + feeling satisfied = a smaller waistline. You see, there’s no need to diet with a healthy diet. Music to your ears, right?
Tip: If you’re craving sugar, opt for natural sugars. There's plenty of healthy alternatives with no added sugar out there.
A natural boost
Have you ever felt so sad nothing could fix it quite like a pint of ice cream? We’re all guilty of having pint pals at some point. At first it worked, and we went all carpe diem and really seized that day. Or, hour, because soon after we crashed into a mega slump.
Sugar turns our bodies into emotional rollercoasters. While it’s tempting to reach for comfort when you’re feeling down, you’ll end up feeling worse (boo). Kick out the blues for good by giving sugar the boot.
Tip: You don’t need to turn to sugar to feel better ginger, chilli, and nutmeg are all super delicious and all give your endorphin levels a boost.
Our poor teeth are constantly in the wars. Sugar erodes the enamel, making your teeth weaker and open to cavities and decay. For teeth that shine bright like a diamond, cut down on sugar – particularly fizzy drinks. They’re notorious for discolouring teeth and they contain a lot of acid which dissolves enamel. Yikes.
Tip: If you really love an occasional fizzy drink, use a straw to prevent contact with your teeth.
We could go on, but why don't you hear it from the women herself?