Watching the foods you eat can go a long way in helping you reach your weight loss goals. One of the first things I ask my clients to do is to take a long,
hard look at the nutritional facts of your favorite foods, snacks, and drinks. When you do that the amount of sugar contained in each of them might surprise you. If you’re looking to cut more sugar out of your diet, consider whether or not you can live without some of the things on this list. Below are some obvious ones, really take a look at your current foods and see where else there is ADDED sugar. We don’t want to eliminate natural sugars.
- Soda/Pop — I know duh right, but sometimes it’s a nice reminder! Now some of you may say that you drink, “diet/zero” versions of soda still should work on cutting it out. Sure no calories but they are LOADED with artificial sweeteners that might not be what you want to put into your body.
- Concentrated/Fruit Juices — It’s fruit right. Yes, but it so PROCESSED that what once a healthy thing has been pulverized into smithereens. There is nothing left of value. If you absolutely can’t live without juice, opt for fresh fruit juices or ones that you make at home and always be sure to read up on your nutrition facts so you know what you’re getting yourself into before you drink.
- Starchy Foods — Most thing of eliminating just sugar BUT the carbohydrates in foods like breads, pastas, and potatoes break down over time into, you guessed it, sugar! The foods I mentioned before are the big offenders, but you should also watch out for foods like cereals and anything with grains in it.
The key to keeping a healthy, balanced diet is being informed so the next time you’re in your cupboards or at the store be sure to read the nutritional facts section of some of your favorite snacks or meals before the next time you decide to eat.