Let me make this really easy to remember, it’s been said before and it really is true.
“Don’t eat anything white”.
- White Rice
- White Pasta
- White Bread
If you can eliminate a few of these items each week, you will see results.
Going cold turkey…if you can do it, I applaud you.
But many people find that eliminating everything at once can lead to backsliding and ultimately failure to meet the goal.
Several of my co-workers decided to stop consuming sugar after they saw how much they consumed every day.
Not just cookies, candy, cakes etc. most of their sugar was consumed in beverages!
I think because it is a liquid, we think it doesn’t count as calories; but when you realize that 1 regular (28 oz) soda has 364 calories and 91 grams of sugar, you know you’re in trouble!!
This truly is “sugar water”. Now add sweet tea, energy drinks, juices, vitamin water, powerade, you name it, Calorie bombs.
Back to my co-workers…they cut out sugar and I watched them lose 15-20 pounds in a few weeks time. I’m not kidding either. I don’t think anyone realized how much sugar is hidden in the foods and beverages we consume.
Always check the labels…
How much is just right?
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends limiting the amount of added sugars you consume to no more than half of your daily discretionary calories allowance.
For most American women, that’s no more than 100 calories per day, or about 6 teaspoons of sugar. For men, it’s 150 calories per day, or about 9 teaspoons.
The AHA recommendations focus on all added sugars, without singling out any particular types such as high-fructose corn syrup.
There are approximately 4 grams of sugar in a teaspoon…that 28 oz drink=22.75 teaspoons of sugar.
Good luck and let me know how you do!!
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