2. Sweeten naturally
“Instead of white sugar or artificial sweeteners, try satiating your sweet tooth using a natural non-caloric natural sweetener such as stevia or monk fruit,” says Shanna Shultz, a registered dietitian and in-store nutritionist with Giant Food Stores in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Because it’s a non-caloric, stevia can actually help stabilize your blood sugar levels. You can buy packets or drops to use to sweeten tea or coffee or powdered forms for use in recipes, she says. Stevia is 200 to 400 times sweeter than sugar and monk fruit is 100 to 250 times sweeter, according to Harvard School of Public Health, so you only need a really small amount to get the taste you want.