Sunday, April 27, 2014
A friend challenged me to cut back on my sugar consumption- we will keep each other accountable. These are my notes for week 1 so far.
The max consumption of sugar should be 5 teaspoons. Most food labels use a grams unit of measure. 1 teaspoon= 4 grams of sugar.
To determine how much sugar has been added to a food product. Read the ingredients list. common ones are; sugar, white sugar, brown sugar, confectioner's sugar, corn syrup, dextrin, honey invert sugar, maple syrup, raw sugar, beet sugar, cane sugar, corn sweetners, evaporated cane juice, high fructose corn syrup, malt and molasses.
I took the quiz and I am a situational sugar eater. I'm not really surprised by this.
Why do I want to cut back? To make more room for healthier foods and to lose weight and finally defeat this battle with food.
I am to record my sugar habits all week long. Keep track of what, when, and how often I crave sweets and how much. Jot down what I'm doing and how I'm feeling. I will look for patterns.
My preliminary thought: I crave sweets esp. when I am at work and stressed out. I found a calendar on sparkpeople titled 30 ways to Outsmart Temptation. I will keep it handy when I am at work. Lysa Terkeurst the author of Made To Crave also has some wonderful healthy eating go to scripts to battle temptation with scripture.
Let's make it a great week sparkers.