I came across another blogger last night, and found out the following:
1 teaspoon of sugar is 4 grams. Current recommendations are for no more than 6-8 teaspoons of added sugars each day, that is 16-32 grams per day of sweeteners.
So I am going to shoot for 16-32 grams per day, and that is nearly impossible. Everything is loaded with sugar! Between my yogurt and almonds yesterday, I was already at 10G, now with everything else I had yesterday, I had to have been close to…2060G of sugar! OK, that is an exaggeration, but bottom line counting sugar grams is going to be intense. I will keep track all day today and see what I come up with for a total.
Now, to keep me motivated,here is another piece of info courtesy of the blog” Food Diary of a Dietitian, Everyday Ideas and True Confessions”
“One practical concern with excess sugar consumption is that it is rapidly absorbed, quickly elevates blood sugar and leads to further sugar and carbohydrate cravings. Sugar is a viscous cycle, the more you eat the more you want. Elevated blood sugar stimulates the release of insulin; insulin loves to store sugar; guess how it is stored? Thats right- as fat! As well, insulin prefers to store that fat in the waist area, nestled right in there with our vital organs. This is called “visceral fat” and is the most metabolically active and dangerous type of fat as it interferes with our metabolism, hormone balance, and organ function”