Despite what we have been told most of our lives about fat, it’s something we actually need to consume most of when living a sugar free lifestyle. Healthy fats, vegetables, and protein are the fundamentals of living successfully sugar free.

 

I gave up sugar and wheat 4 months ago and have never felt better, I have dropped from a size 16/18 to a comfortable size 12 and lost a stone and a half in weight. I exercise 3-4 times a week and feel fantastic ! It takes will power but mostly it’s done by not thinking if it as a diet but as a way of life. I don’t weigh myself or count calories just live a healthy way of life!!!- Helen Hall

You see, following a sugar free diet effectively is about avoiding foods that promote sugar cravings. Eating fats, protein, vegetables, eating less carbs, and avoiding all foods that have sugar or that have you crave sugar, are the best sugar free foods.

 

Read labels to see if they contain sugar, if they do avoid them. Watch out for these 64 different labels sugar is also under:

 

  • Agave Nectar

  • Barley Malt

  • Beet Sugar

  • Brown Sugar

  • Buttered Sugar 

  • Cane Crystals

  • Brown Sugar

  • Buttered Sugar 

  • Cane Crystals

  • Cane Sugar

  • Caramel

  • Carob Syrup

  • Castor Sugar

  • Confectioner’s Sugar

  • Corn Sweetener

  • Castor Sugar

  • Confectioner’s Sugar

  • Corn Sweetener

  • Corn Syrup

  • Corn Syrup Solids

  • Crystalline Fructose

  • Date Sugar

  • Demerara Sugar

  • Dextran

  • Dextrose

  • Diastatic Malt

  • Diatase

  • Dextrose

  • Diastatic Malt

  • Diatase

  • Ethyl Maltol

  • Evaporated Cane Juice

  • Fructose

  • Fruit Juice

  • Fruit Juice Concentrates

  • Galactose

  • Glucose

  • Glucose Solids

  • Golden Sugar

  • Golden Syrup

  • Granulated Sugar

  • Grape Sugar

  • High-Fructose Corn Syrup

  • Honey

  • Icing Sugar

  • Invert Sugar

  • Lactose

  • Malt Syrup

  • Maltodextrin

  • Maltose

  • Maple Syrup

  • Molasses

  • Muscovado Sugar

  • Panocha

  • Raw Sugar

  • Refiner’s Syrup

  • Rice Syrup

  • Brown Rice Malt Syrup

  • Brown Rice Syrup

  • Sorbitol

  • Sorghum Syrup

  • Treacle

  • Turbinado Sugar

  • yellow sugar

 

But to make your life easier, simply ditch the processed food and just eat real whole foods like these following 10 sugar free foods.

 

Avocado

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Avocado is one of the best foods to eat on a sugar free diet because it’s high in healthy fats, high in fibre and full of essential minerals and vitamins. Avocados are a superfood and for good reason too! Not only do they stabilize blood sugar levels, but they keep you full for longer too.

Try adding avocado to your breakfast smoothie instead of fruit with some lime, spinach, cucumber and stevia to make the best breakfast smoothie.

Avocado also tastes great on it’s own as a snack drizzled with olive oil and sea salt or added to salads.

The creaminess of the avocado will “beef” up any meal or snack you’re eating. Ditch the carbs and add extra avocado to your lunch or snack next time.

 

 

Olive oil

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Olive oil is God’s gift to earth. Add 1 tsp. of olive oil to every snack and meal you eat for greater weight loss results. Olive oil has truck loads of health benefits too such as reducing your craving for sugars and carbs.

Fats are definitely not the enemy, in fact they will be your best friend when following a sugar free diet, which is why you need to add as much as you can to your meals to get the 100% taste satisfaction you need to feel full sooner, and to avoid any sugar cravings.

Add olive oil to your steamed veggies, salads and in your stir-frys. It’s really important you consume olive oil raw as as it’s when you consume most of it’s health benefits 🙂

 

 

Stevia

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Stevia has made it to the list because there will be times where you would appreciate a taste of something sweet to drink or eat. Adding stevia reb A 98 or 95 is the best kind of stevia because it have a least bitter taste.

Stevia is 100% natural as it comes from the stevia leaf plant. It contains absolutely no calories whatsoever, and it has no influence on a your insulin level.

You can add the tiniest bit of stevia to your tea, coffee, smoothies, baking, or add it with boiling water to make a quick sweet syrup that you can add to stir-fries or salad dressing.

 

 

Cinnamon

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All hail the almighty cinnamon! Cinnamon is also a superfoods as it contains truck-loads of health benefits. One of the most important things about cinnamon is it reduces blood sugar spikes after a meal. Add cinnamon to your buckwheat or quinoa porridge, or add it your stir-fries for extra flavour.

When you’re craving something sweet add a little cinnamon instead and the urge will disappear almost instantly.

 

Peanut butter

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Peanut butter is another high fat food, which is why it’s on the list of best sugar free foods. Not only does peanut butter stabilize your blood sugar levels, but it also prevents any cravings for sugar or high calorie foods, plus it keep you full longer. It’s been proven the peanut butter also promotes fewer calories consumed.

Add peanut butter to your smoothies, soups, stir-fries or make it into a delicious peanut butter sauce. One of my favourite snacks includes carrot sticks and peanut butter.

 

 

Broccoli

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Broccoli is a superfood and a very low sugar content food. Broccoli is amazing because it’s full of protein, vitamins, minerals, and low in carbs. Snack on as much broccoli as you like, it’s the one the greatest foods around. My favourite way to enjoy broccoli in a soup with olive oil and avocado. Also try adding frozen broccoli to your smoothies instead of banana and oats, or add roasted broccoli in your salads. You could also simply enjoy it steamed with some olive oil or microwaved.

If you’re ever hungry and never sure what to eat, when it doubt steam or microwave your broccoli for a quick snack.

 

 

 

Butternut squash

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Butternut squash is perfect for the times you crave something sweet.

One of the best snacks when you crave something sweet is roasted butternut squash with coconut oil, sea salt and cinnamon.

Roasted butternut squash is the best addition to your salads or main meals especially when combined with avocado.

Butternut squash contains so much fibre and potassium and the smallest amount of sugar, which it’s the best veggie to eat for sweet cravings.

Enjoy butternut squash roasted, mashed, added to stir-fries, in your baking recipes, or in a delicious warming soup with ginger!

 

 

 

Pumpkin Seed

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Pumpkin seeds are the best kind of seeds to snack on for two important reasons. One it’s alkaline forming, and two because it has the highest protein content found in a seed and the lowest sugar/carb content. Pumpkin seeds are a great protein substitute in a vegan/vegetarian diet.

Because they’re so low in carbs and high in protein, pumpkin seeds don’t raise your insulin levels at all.

 

 

 

Lentils

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Lentils are another sugar free food to eat. They are lower in carbs, high in fibre, and have zero sugar content. Lentils are another vegan protein source but also for non-vegans they are great to consume on an on-going basis. Lentils are one the greatest foods to eat on this list because they don’t raise insulin levels and they keep you full and satisfied for a long time.

 

 

 

Protein powder

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Craving something sweet or need something filling to boost your smoothies in the morning, if so then this will be the best for solving your sugar cravings. Not only does protein powder come in delicious awesome tasty flavours such as chocolate, vanilla creme, mocha or even cookies and creme, but because it will keep your sugar levels stable and your tummy full for longer!

Protein powder is especially designed for post workout, but it’s also great as a sugar free snack on the go, or a snack between meals. Try adding protein to your bliss balls instead of flour or sugar for a healthier version. Protein powder also makes delicious sugar free Ice-cream , and an excellent sugar free low carb flour substitute for baking.

As you can see these 10 sugar free foods are all made up of healthy fats, protein, and vegetables. If following a sugar free diet is important to you, then make these sugar free foods your new best friend!

 

 

 

What’s your favourite sugar free food?

Mine is avocado and butternut squash!

 

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