I talk a lot about the value of eating only naturally occurring sugars so I want to offer a few tips because getting off added sugar cold turkey can be easier with some replacements.
Stevia is a great option because it doesn't spike the blood sugar at all and is all natural and very sweet. Just a tiny drop goes a long long way.
Another wonderful option is raw honey. It will spike the blood sugar a bit but it offers the body lots of digestive enzymes and is great for taming allergies.
Either are lovely in coffee and teas and can be used for baking, smoothies and other yummies like chia seed pudding (one of my personal favorites).
Here's that recipe in case you want to give it a shot. It's perfect for breakfast or dessert.
1 Part chia seeds
3 Parts almond or coconut milk
Combine the chia seeds and almond milk in a large tubberware, stir and place in the fridge for a few hours to let the seeds absorb the liquid. When you're ready to eat, serve a portion in a bowl, add some sliced banana, dash on some cinnamon, drizzle a little honey on top and enjoy!
*I love to add blackberries and pistachios ~ feel free to improvise.