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A Taste of a Low-Sugar Diet

The Food Blogger

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Kelly Pfeiffer, blogger at Nosh and Nourish

Breakfast: Avocado lime toast: 1 slice hearty whole-grain bread topped with half an avocado, cilantro, paprika, lime juice, and pistachios
Snack: Almond mocha green smoothie with frozen organic blueberries, frozen banana, almond butter, cocoa powder, brewed coffee, vanilla almond milk, ground flaxseed, hemp seeds, and lots of packed mixed greens
Lunch: Veggie quinoa bowl with sautéed spinach, bok choy, Swiss chard, garlic, chickpeas, grape tomatoes, a Field Roast sausage, and Montreal Chicken seasoning
Snack: Small bowl of veggie-laden, broth-based soup
Dinner: Buffalo ranch veggie burger with sweet potato fries
Dessert: Handful of 60-percent dark chocolate chips or, on a special occasion, a slice of low-sugar key lime pie

Photo: Kelly Pfeiffer

The Doctor

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David Perlmutter, M.D., bestselling author of Grain Brain and The Grain Brain Cookbook

Breakfast: 3-egg omelet cooked in olive oil with spinach, mushrooms, and goat cheese, plus coffee and a glass of water
Lunch: Steamed vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and jicama, topped with olive oil and toasted pumpkin seeds
Snack: Handful of nuts (such as walnuts, pecans, or pistachios) and 1 or 2 squares of 85-percent dark chocolate
Dinner: Coconut-sesame chicken with coconut milk, sesame oil, scallions, mint, sesame seeds, and fresh lime juice, served with jicama-cucumber relish (found in The Grain Brain Cookbook)

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Photo: The Grain Brain Cookbook

The Health Coach

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Sarah Wilson, health coach and author of I Quit Sugar

Breakfast: Eggy Muggin: 1 egg, 1/2 cup baby spinach, a few broccoli spears, 1/4 cup frozen peas, 1 pinch grated cheddar, and some sauerkraut in a mug, microwaved
Lunch: Fridge Surprise: 1 cup each chopped bok choy and grated zucchini, 1/2 cup peas, and a can of tuna braised in leftover slow-cooker liquid. Dessert is 1 tablespoon of coconut oil mixed with a little raw cacao powder, which forms a mini “chocolate.”
Snack: Pot of chamomile tea
Dinner: Portion of my sugar-free barbecued pulled pork paired with some roasted root vegetables and squash and a glass of red wine

Photo: Sarah Wilson/I Quit Sugar

The Yoga Instructor

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Tara Milhem, yoga instructor, certified holistic health coach, and founder of SkinnyByTara

Breakfast: 4 egg whites, 1 grapefruit, and 2 fiber crackers
Snack: Baby carrots dipped in hummus
Lunch: Kale and baby greens with carrots, chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, and avocado, dressed with balsamic vinegar and lemon juice
Snack: Handful of almonds and walnuts and a coconut or Greek yogurt
Dinner: Grilled salmon or cod over a bed of quinoa with avocado and roasted veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts
Snack: 2 brown rice cakes with raw almond butter

Photo: Tara Milhem

The Sugar-Free Diet Blogger

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Alex Curtis, blogger at Spoonful of Sugar Free

Breakfast: Paleo breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs and chopped mixed veggies rolled up in 1 or 2 slices of medium-thick ham, plus a matcha green tea latte
Lunch: Chopped BLT cobb salad with romaine lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, hardboiled eggs, bacon, corn, avocado, feta cheese, and homemade Greek dressing
Snack: Piece of fruit with some nuts, nut spread, or roasted chili lime nuts
Dinner: Moroccan lemon chicken with olives over quinoa
Dessert: Flourless chocolate cake made with almonds, cocoa, bit of coconut oil, and dates

RELATED: 5 Desserts You Won't Believe Are Sugar-Free

Photo: Alex Curtis

The Nutritionist

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Kath Younger, registered dietitian and blogger at Kath Eats Real Food

Breakfast: Steel-cut oatmeal with 1/2 a large banana, 2% milk, sunflower butter, cottage cheese, and a sprinkle of buckwheat groats, plus coffee with frothed milk
Lunch: Whole-wheat tortilla filled with smashed avocado, brie cheese, and 1 egg, plus a side salad with olive oil, greens, fresh pineapple, and salt, and a handful of Wheat Thins
Snack: Apple with 1 tablespoon peanut butter and a cappuccino
Dinner: Homemade bison burger served with ketchup and a pickle on a whole-grain bun with a pile of kale chips
Dessert: A few Trader Joe’s dark chocolates and a tea latte

Photo: Kath Eats Real Food

The Healthy Dessert Blogger

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Katie Higgins, blogger at Chocolate-Covered Katie

Pre-Workout Snack: Handful of pistachios or almonds
Breakfast: Oatmeal with cashew butter or a batch of my single-serving tiramisu pancakes
Lunch: Giant bowl of roasted vegetables and side salad with cherry tomatoes and a mashed avocado, followed by some extra-dark chocolate
Snack: Smoothie and more dark chocolate, or my flourless chocolate zucchini brownies
Dinner: Thai peanut butter coconut curry
Dessert: Homemade pistachio or mocha chocolate chip ice cream

Photo: Chocolate-Covered Katie


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