One of your New Year’s resolutions might be to cut back on sugar and improve your diet. It’s a great goal and a low-sugar diet definitely has many benefits. The only problem is that it can be really difficult to cut back on sugar without feeling deprived and hangry. If that’s the case, try this simple trick – eat more fat – to make this dietary resolution a bit easier to swallow.

First of all, it’s important to be gentle and kind to yourself. If it’s difficult to cut back on sugar, it doesn’t mean you’re weak. Dr. Ellen Vora, a holistic psychiatrist says that sugar is 20 times more addictive than cocaine.

Reducing sugar is a healthy, but huge feat. But you can totally do it! And one way to say goodbye to sugar is to welcome more fat into your diet.

It might seem counterintuitive and maybe even unhealthy – are you giving up one dietary demon for another?

Luckily, the answer is no! In fact, fat can be a great way to keep you on track with cutting back on sugar.

That’s because fat can really satiate you. This means you’ll feel full for a longer period of time, and you won’t want to reach for those leftover Christmas cookies, or for that sugary candy bar at the checkout lane.

What kind of fats should you add to your meals? Consider unrefined cold-pressed coconut oil, olive oil and avocados. They’ll nourish your entire body and help to make sugar much less appealing.

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