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Cut down on our sugar intake.

That is my response to the sugar price hike in Malaysia.

The Malaysian Government raised the price of sugar by 20 sen (US6 cent) per kilogramme beginning January 1, this year.

Endocrinologist and Monash Malaysia academic Professor Dato' Dr Khalid Kadir warns that one in five adults in this country will develop diabetes this year.

Eating less sugar reduces the risk of obesity which is said to be a major factor behind the increase.

Giving up sugar in your diet won't be easy.

Still, there are useful tips on how to do so.

TIPS

CUT DOWN SLOWLY. Forget going cold turkey. Therein lies failure. Instead, if you normally have two candy bars a day, cut to one a day.

Then next week, one every other day.

The following week, one every three days, until you're down to just one a week.

If you normally take two 2 of sugar in your coffee, use the same routine, cutting down to 1 1/2 teaspoons for a week, then 1, then 1/2.

Eventually, get to the point where you're using artificial sweetener if you still need the sweet taste.

The more sugar you eat, the more you'll crave.

So cutting down slowly is the best way to tame a sweet tooth gone wild.

CONTINUE ... 


NOTE: For information on living with diabetes and news updates, visit the Malaysian Diabetes Association website.



Picture by Jehan Mohd.








Comments

Anonymous said…
I am not a sugar addict, and when i do consume sugar, i like to enjoy it slowly so that the indulgence will last as long as possible. For example, i don't normally take sugar in my drinks (including tea and coffee) because the intake of calories would be within too short a span of time. But i will enjoy cakes and cookies that are laden with sugar, because i can enjoy these slowly and make the caloric intake worthwhile. I therefore have the best of both worlds when i consume my cake or cookie (with sugar) accompanied by my tea or coffee (without sugar) and they go so well together.

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