Evidence and research have showed, time and again, that too much sugar is linked to obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Even worse? A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that sugar is also addictive, so we crave it.
So how do we kick our sugar habit, get healthy, and lose weight?
For help, we turned to Paddy Spence, a wellness expert with over 20 years in the natural foods industry. He was head of sales and marketing at Kashi and is now the CEO of Zevia, a stevia*-sweetened, zero calorie soda alternative. Paddy, a triathlete, cut out sugar from his own diet 14 years ago, and was so energized by the change in his own life that he purchased Zevia in 2010. He gave us these tips, in his own words, for how to kick added sugar from our diets for good.