Most of us will check the calories and fat content on food to decide if it’s healthy or not, but there’s another weight loss enemy lurking in those packets and tins…sugar! Sugar is full of empty calories and too much of it in our diets leads to weight gain, difficultly losing weight, low energy, and an increased risk  of developing illnesses such as diabetes. But it’s not easy to cut it out of your diet, so here we have seven tips to help you cut down gradually and break your addiction to the sweet stuff in order to help you lose more weight with phentermine!

1. Don’t Suddenly Stop The Sugar

The more sugar in your diet, the harder it will be to overcome your cravings. So, cutting down slowly is the best way to break your sugar addiction. If you normally snack on a candy bar each day, cut it down to one every other day, then next week limit yourself to one every two days, continuing like this until you’re down to one a week or less. If you normally take two sugars in your tea or coffee, use the same routine and gradually cut down to 1 ½ for a week, then one, then half a teaspoon, until you get to the point that you don’t need sugar at all.

2. Start The Day Off Right

Breakfast cereals are notorious for promoting their health benefits, such as how they’re fortified with vitamins, but that doesn’t stop the majority of them being full of sugar and actually not good for you at all. Choose right by opting for a breakfast cereal with less than 8 grams pf sugar per serving, or preferably, one that’s unsweetened altogether such as steel-cut oatmeal, and then use sliced fruit or cinnamon to sweeten your bowl. And, to make up for the added vitamins that you might be missing out on, be sure to top up with a daily dose of Phen Vites, packed with all the vitamins you need for good health, plus vitamin B12, biotin, phentermine-boosting 5-HTP, chromium and more!

3. Don’t Be Fooled By Low Fat

You may think that you’re choosing wisely by opting for low fat versions of foods such as yogurt, protein drinks, and peanut butter, but when manufacturers remove fat from foods such as these, they have to put in something to make the product taste better, which often means adding in a ton of sugar. The fats in peanut butter are good fats, so you shouldn’t be looking for low fat versions of this; instead, go for natural peanut butter which just lists peanuts and salt as ingredients, and remember to make sure that your yogurt is unsweetened.

4. Make Rules Around Trigger Foods

This means not keeping cookies and cakes at home, and making your freezer an ice-cream free zone – ice cream in the freezer is the ultimate temptation! Instead, save ice cream as a treat worth travelling for and you’ll be less inclined to snack on it during the evening.


5. Finish With Fruit

It’s hard to break habits like wanting dessert after dinner if you’ve always eaten it, but rather than denying yourself a sweet treat, just reach for a piece of fruit to satisfy your craving in a healthier way. Strawberries and raspberries are always delicious, orange combined with cinnamon is an unexpected treat for your taste buds, and exotic fruits like watermelon and pineapple are super refreshing. Although fruit contains sugar, as fruit combines this sugar with fiber, the sugar is released more slowly into your bloodstream. This means that fruit doesn’t cause the sudden jumps in your blood sugar levels like candy and sugar can, which can provoke energy slumps, cravings and weight gain. Plus, fruit gives you a wealth of vitamins and minerals which you certainly wouldn’t find in candy!

6. Make Soups, Sauces & Spreads From Scratch

Products such a ketchup, barbecue sauce, dressings, jams, soups and pasta sauces often contain a lot of hidden sugar, and in many cases these foods are just as tasty without. Try to make your own versions of these foods as much as possible and leave out the sugar; if you think whatever you’re making needs a little sweetness, substitute applesauce or pureed prunes for half the sugar in recipes. If you don’t have time to make your sauces and soups from scratch then look for unsweetened or low sugar versions of your favorites in store.

7. No More Soda

Soda is one of the worst culprits when it comes to sugar consumption and weight gain as people fail to realize just how many calories they’re drinking – and all without satisfying their appetite or their thirst at all. And it’s no use switching to diet soda as the artificial sweeteners in diet soda are thought to increase appetite and heighten sugar cravings, inevitably leading to weight gain when compared to those who don’t drink diet soda. And, soda of any kind causes your urinary pH to become more acidic, meaning that phentermine and its effects don’t last as long. So, you have plenty of reasons to cut down on your soda habit. Instead, you should drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated and ensure that your body is working at its optimum level. However, if you find all that water a little boring then why not try detoxifying Phen Drink to give a sweet fruity flavor to your eight glasses a day while also boosting your metabolism and helping to suppress your appetite without any carbs, sugar or calories. Phen Drink is naturally sweetened with stevia and lo han fruit so it won’t have the same effect on your body as the artificial sweeteners in diet soda.

8. Savor Your Indulgences

Much like saving ice cream as a treat worth travelling for, when you do allow yourself a sweet treat, make it decadent but in tiny portions. Think of strawberries dipped into melted high-cocoa-content dark chocolate, or a scattering of chocolate over plain unsweetened yogurt. Really appreciating your treats while you cut down on sugar in other areas means that you’ll limit yourself to true indulgences and savor them all the more since your sugar addition will begin to reduce as you gradually cut down your intake.


Are you ready to say no to sugar? Let us know how you’re trying to cut down on sugar by commenting below!


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8 Responses

  1. I am trying something different. I am starting off with a 21 day sugar detox (very similar to Paleo). It is a harsh, but only 21 days. My plan is that when I reintroduce carbs back into my diet, I do it in a very disciplined way (such as one meal a day for a couple weeks, then maybe add a little more).
    I am also taking Phentermine for the first time and it is amazing. I lost six pounds on my first day of the detox (I know a lot of that is water weight, but how amazing). My overall goal is to lose 75 lbs, and I think I can lose a third of that in the next four to six weeks if I am diligent.

    • Sounds great Larry, best of luck!!

  2. You have always been my blog and weight loss inspiration. Keep up the good work!

    • Thanks Mishal, we’re glad we can help!!

  3. I’m starting my phentermine tomorrow – I’m ok with changing my way of eating but my weakness are sodas and sherbets any advice?

    • Hi Andrea,
      This article explains the three options you have to cut down on a treat like soda – remove (quit), reduce (cut down) or replace (substitute it with a healthier habit): Fizzy water with a slice of lemon or something like that could work well as a replacement for example. As for the sherbet, just don’t have any in your home (if you don’t have it you can’t eat it!) and make a rule that if you do want it, you have to go to the place which sells it on foot, no driving or public transport. That way, if you decide it’s worth the walk, you can undo some of the damage with exercise, or if you decide it’s not worth it then you’ve saved the calories, sugar and fat!

  4. These all are great points for enemies of weight loss. I am also addicted to sugar, which can make me feel energetic and happy. But after reading this post, I really want to take some actions to quit it. although I can not quit it immediately, I can cut it down slowly like you said here. However, there is a problem I want to point out is that fat is also can cause obesity for us, and why we still should pick those high-fat food rather than sugar.

    • Hi Susan,
      We understand that too much of the wrong types of fat leads to obesity too. However, when it comes to polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats, such as those found in avocado, olive oil and nuts, these are essential for a healthy body and should be eaten every day, albeit in moderation due to their high calorie content. When you see foods such as low fat peanut butter, you’re losing these good fats and eating more sugar, which is something our bodies can easily obtain from healthier sources, such as fruit. Other types of naturally fatty foods, such as Greek yogurt and cheese, should be eaten in moderation as the type of fat they contain is saturated fat, which our bodies need in small amounts. However, these foods also provide calcium and protein, which are important nutrients for our bodies. When products such as yogurts have little to no fat, the manufacturers tend to add a lot of sugar to make up for the lack of taste, when you would be better off just having a smaller amount of the full fat version.
      Hope that makes things clearer!

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