The more I research about the subject the more I’m convinced that Public Enemy Number One is SUGAR. It is in EVERYTHING. You just can’t buy anything without this poison in it.
Since February, we have been eating mostly fresh vegetables and fruits and lean meat. It’s a back to basic kind of eating habits, AND it works! The pounds are coming off our back at an unprecedented speed.
I don’t know if you’ve watched the youtube clip I had on my blog a few days ago, I forgot his name but one of the doctor when asked: “What is worst, sugar or fat?” “Sugar a thousand times” was his answer!
For decades I have been focusing on “No fat” products. I was thinking I was at least buying food that would not harm me. I never looked at the sugar content… So I guess when I thought I was fat, I should really have thought I was sweet! Isn’t that something?
I posted about my breakfast before thinking it was the best. Every morning I have one cup of: Fruits, yogurt and Honey Nut Cheerios. Because of the No PS challenge, I looked at the sugar content of:
No fat Yogourt - 13 grams of sugar and this is far from being the worst.
Honey Nut Cheerios - 9 grams of sugar for ¾ of a cup, note what General Mills did here, their Nutrition’s table is for ¾ of a cup so if you ONLY look at the calories in the table (like I was doing) it is 110 calories. For one cup of Honey Nut Cheerios it’s in reality 12 grams of sugar and 146 calories.
Below is the recommendation from Doctors who are independent from the food industries:
- WOMEN MAX OF 6 tsp of sugar per day
- MEN MAX OF 9 tsp of sugar per day
4 g. of sugar = 1 tsp
So my “healthy” breakfast had 25 g. of sugar which amounts to about 6 tsp. For my wife that’s her daily limit, for me, I can still “enjoy” 3 more tsp in my whole day, WOUPPIDOU!
For now I have switched from honey nut cheerios to plain cheerios. The nutrition table is for 1 cup (same company but they base it on a whole cup!) and it’s 1 g. of sugar. So the switch saves me about 3 tsp. of sugar PER day.
I am considering switching the yogurt for whole milk which will provide me with enough energy and less sugar consumption. UPDATE: As I was finishing writing this paragraph, I got up to look at the nutrition value of our NON FAT milk… 12 g. of sugar!!!! I am steaming right now… MILK! Why on earth would they mess up with something that should be healthy!!!
Tomorrow I will not have the word “sugar” in my post. I need to find something positive to write about, if only for my own sanity.
Is anyone else in shock? Is anyone doing anything to get their sugar intake lower? Any tricks?
Look at that, it’s Friday! I hope you have a sweet weekend without the poison that sugar is!
I like to share a link from Jan, she left a comment with this link and I enjoy it. I just love it when we share useful information.