Quitting or even limiting the amount of sugar we eat can be so beneficial for our health. The problem is that sugar is hiding everywhere! It makes it hard to know how much we’re actually consuming each day.
Are You Reading Food Labels?
It’s important to always check the ingredient labels of foods to see if there is sugar added.
You’d may be surprised to find that foods like pasta sauce, sandwich bread, and soups almost always have added sugar. For help with reading food labels go here >> https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/eating-well/how-understand-food-labels
How Much Sugar Is Too Much?
The World Health Organization recommends consuming no more than 6 teaspoons (24 grams) per day and reducing sugars intake to less than 10% of total energy. http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/guidelines/sugars_intake/en/
We are likely very easily hitting those numbers through the naturally occurring sugars in fruits and vegetables, let alone added sugars in processed foods.
How Much Sugar Are You Eating?
You may think you aren’t eating much sugar, but the only way to know for sure is to pay attention to everything you eat on a daily basis.
Download this simple food diary to record everything you eat in an average day, along with the number of grams of sugar.
At the end of the day, add up your total to see what your sugar intake really looks like. (no need to enter your email address, it is just free!) – Click here >>
Now use this information to assess your eating habits.
Where can you cut back on sugar?
Where can you replace processed, sugar-filled foods with naturally sweetened alternatives?
Any effort you take to reduce your sugar intake is a huge step forward for your health!