Let's Talk Sugar

I notice the biggest difference in not just my physical health but also my energy levels, skin, and overall mood when I cut processed sugar from my diet. The problem is cutting sugar from your diet is a struggle! Personally I struggle with this on a daily basis but the more consistent I am with keeping my sugar low the easier it is. Some other things that have helped include:

1. Tracking the amount of sugar I consume to give me an idea of how much I’m actually eating vs guessing and under estimating the damage. 

2. Going cold turkey and getting rid of all temptations from the house.

3. Getting lots of healthy fats in my diet. Things like avocados, olives, olive oil, nuts and seeds are a staple in my diet. Healthy fats help keep you satiated longer and will help with cravings. 

4. Making sure I always have water on hand and that I’m staying super hydrated. A lot of times cravings occur when we are dehydrated.

4. Staying busy and away from the kitchen when those cravings come through. Give yourself 15 minutes before reaching for that snack.

5. Going for a walk outside to get my mind off the craving.

6. If I must have something sweet I like to stick to low glycemic fruits like berries to get me through the cravings.

7. Enjoying the cookie, ice cream, cake etc when the time is right and I’m out enjoying the day with family, friends, and not feel guilty about it. This isn’t an every day thing and sugar is definitely something I like to have during special occasions because life is too short to deprive yourself completely of the things you enjoy. 

How do you feel about sugar? What are some thing you like to do to decrease sugar from your diet? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Shop products mentioned here



Add to Cart



Add to Cart



Add to Cart

From the Archives

"Coach DP's Famous Smoothie"

Here's what coach DP is starting his day with. This recipe will replenish you after a workout and will keep you full for hours.

Abdessalam Elidrissi

"Let's Talk Sugar"

Cutting sugar from your diet is a struggle! Personally I struggle with this on a daily basis but the more consistent I am with keeping my sugar low the easier it is. Here are some tips to help you get that sugar low. 

Abdessalam Elidrissi

"Navigating the Holidays without Booze"

For many people, alcohol plays a huge role in the festive celebratory experience during the period from Christmas and New Years. It’s been ingrained in our culture that drinking and the holidays go hand in hand.

Abdessalam Elidrissi


Staying hydrated is something we preach all the time. There are so many benefits to staying hydrated when it comes to overall health and wellness. Water is the most important nutrient in the body. You can go around 8 weeks without food but only days without water. Water makes up 55-60% of our total body mass.

Abdessalam Elidrissi

Items in your cart

Free Shipping After $300

Congrats! You have unlocked FREE U.S. SHIPPING!

Sub Total
Things happen. Be worry-free with Route and protect yourself against lost, damaged, or stolen items
Supported payment methods
  • Amazon
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • JCB
  • Mastercard
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Visa