Week 5: Reduce Sugar

It’s time to STEP-UP OUR GAME! It might be a little uncomfortable, but you can do it.  We’re going to reduce our daily sugar intake.

You’re welcome…  I waited a bit to throw this at you. 😊 Sugar is believed to be one of the most significant causes of inflammation in the body. Inflammation has been linked to heart disease, high cholesterol, among many other debilitating health issues.

The American Heart Association and the World Health Organization recommend only 6 teaspoons of sugar a day. On average, we consume closer to 15!

When you look at your food intake journal, where can you cut some sugar? Can you cut it in half?  I’m talking about the spoon full of sugar you add to your cereal, coffee, etc. 

What about “hidden sugars” in salad dressing, ketchup, dried fruit, juices, and other packaged food?  Look at nutrition labels on packaged food.  Check the ingredient list.  If there is a form of sugar listed in the first four ingredients, it’s a clue that it’s high in added sugar.  Yes, even some “healthy snacks” have added sugar.

Sugar by other names: High-fructose corn syrup, Honey, Fructose, Molasses, Dextrose, Glucose, Fruit Juice Concentrate, Malt Sugar, Lactose, Maltose, Sucrose.

Check out The Sugar Smart Diet, by Anne Alexander, it’s eye opening!


“I feel strong, I feel confident in my body and in my mind and through this strength I embrace myself for all that I am.” Tanaaz Chubb, Messages for the Soul

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