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How to Remove Sugar From Your System

author image Tammy Dray
Tammy Dray has been writing since 1996. She specializes in health, wellness and travel topics and has credits in various publications including Woman's Day, Marie Claire, Adirondack Life and Self. She is also a seasoned independent traveler and a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. Dray is pursuing a criminal justice degree at Penn Foster College.
How to Remove Sugar From Your System
Giving up white sugar is the first step to lower your blood sugar. Photo Credit: Vassiliy Vassilenko/iStock/Getty Images

Sugar is everywhere. You can find it in everything from dairy products to sauces to canned foods. If you’re trying to eliminate sugar from your life, you will need to do more than just give up sweets. Aside from changes in your diet, try exercising daily. Since you get your energy from sugar, exercising will help you burn the sugar in your blood. If you don’t replace it by eating carbs again right after your workout, you’ll be removing sugar from your blood successfully.

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Step 1

Read the nutrition labels on your food.
Read the nutrition labels on your food. Photo Credit: Fuse/Fuse/Getty Images

Read the nutrition labels of the foods you buy frequently. Either eliminate anything that contains added sugars or compare similar products and choose the one with the lowest sugar content. According to the Children’s Hospital Boston, every 4 g of sugar equal 1 tsp. The recommended intake of sugar is no more than 6 tsp. a day, so keep that in mind when choosing products to eat.

Step 2

Whole wheat bread.
Whole wheat bread. Photo Credit: merznatalia/iStock/Getty Images

Switch to whole grains. While all carbohydrates are converted into glucose by your body, whole grains go through the process much more slowly. This means you’ll have time to burn off that sugar, rather than have it around or store it as fat. Get rid of refined grains and carbs like white rice, white sugar, sugary cereals and sweets. Instead, opt for brown or wild rice, whole wheat bread and pasta and plain oats.

Step 3

Grilled chicken with vegetables.
Grilled chicken with vegetables. Photo Credit: Barbara Dudzińska/iStock/Getty Images

Reduce your overall carb intake. Since sugar comes from carbs, cutting your overall carb intake will help you clear sugars from your system. According to Wilstar, a low-carb diet is any diet where you eat fewer than 100 g per day. However, some diets like Atkins cut down your carb intake to no more than 20 g per day.

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