5 Pillars of the Sweet Defeat Lifestyle
1. Use sugar as a guide
Sugar is in 90% of the foods we consume. It’s hidden under the names sucrose, dextrose, molasses, agave, and corn syrup, to name a few. It’s even in foods we don’t think of as sweet, liked packaged breads and tomato sauces. Experts recommend consuming less than 25 grams of sugar per day. Read the label. If it has more than 8 grams of sugar, or if it has more sugar than fiber, consider an alternative and use Sweet Defeat to make the choice easier.
2. Healthy eating is not binary
Traditional diet mentality tells us there are “good” choices and “bad” choices. But when it comes to health, we live on a spectrum of choice. Total deprivation can lead to hunger and binges. Go ahead, have half a doughnut. But with Sweet Defeat, you don’t have to have three!
3. Practice balance
Nutrition, hydration, exercise, and sleep are all part of the Sweet Defeat Lifestyle. A balanced low sugar diet includes lean protein, unprocessed carbohydrates, healthy fats, and lots of water. Indulge once in awhile and use Sweet Defeat to stay on track. Daily exercise — even if it’s just taking the stairs or walking an extra 5 minutes — will make a noticeable difference.
4. Stress less
Obsessing over diet or putting off things you want to do until you reach some kind of imaginary goalpost is a recipe for failure. Counting calories and worrying about everything you’re consuming can add unneeded stress to your life. Just commit to eating less sugar — and let Sweet Defeat help you. Less stress means you’re producing less cortisol — and enjoying lunch. The more you enjoy the things that really matter in life, the healthier you’ll be, and the easier it will be for you to actually achieve your goals.
5. Believe in a better you
Celebrate your success, strive to do better, but don’t beat yourself up for perceived shortcomings. Remember, no one’s perfect and every day you can make positive choices. Seek support when you need it, and believe in yourself.