I don't know why they don't have a carb intake table on SP for those who would like to watch their carbs. I think it would be a good idea. They do have a team for those watching carbs I think. I am one who is watching carb intake too. I will be saving this. Thanks Shelly.
Edited by: SSBG198011 at: 2/23/2010 (09:43)
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Ok, young lady....saving that one too. Goodness my file is growing! But that one WAS good. It is amazing how much sugar is in things we normally eat.
What I would like to see, is something telling how much sugar we consumed when I was a kid! 60 years ago, mom made ALOT of cake and cookies, JELLO with REAL sugar, there was NO sugar free back then. NO SKIM milk, I suspect we consumed even MORE then than today....would like to think that !
MY NEW saying: (borrowed from Delila)
"If you want to do something, you'll find a way, if you don't, you'll find an excuse."
By Joy Bauer- Posted on Sat, Jun 24, 2006 Joy's Healthy Bite by Joy Bauer a Yahoo! Health Expert for Nutrition
How much sugar should we eat? Probably less than you're currently eating. That's because it's hidden everywhere and adds up very quickly. Here's the scoop:
The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends no more than 8 teaspoons per day of added sugar based on a 2,000 caloriesper day diet. That's 32 grams if you're reading labels, and about 6% of your total calories for the day. Sounds like a lot, but believe me... it's not.
32 total grams sugar for 5 / 4 grams per teaspoon = 8 teaspoons added sugar/day
Not all sugar is created equal. Here's the whole story on the good and the bad.
* GOOD Sugars
These are the sugars that you don't need to worry about. They occur naturally in foods and also supply key nutrients. It's all good!
The following foods are typically loaded with sugar - I've only provided a small sampling, but you'll get the picture.
FOOD teaspoons of sugar
(1 teaspoon = 4 grams sugar)
* Everyday Products
Fruit Loops, 1 cup 3.75 teaspoons of sugar
Low fat, fruit-flavored yogurt, 6 oz. 7 teaspoons of sugar
Ketchup, 2 TB 2 teaspoons sugar
Pancake syrup, 1⁄4 cup 8 teaspoons of sugar
Foods that sound healthy, but are loaded with sugar!
Granola, 2/3 cup 4 teaspoons of sugar
Dried Fruit, 1 cup 21 teaspoons of sugar
Orange Juice/Apple Juice, 8 oz. 5.5 teaspoons of sugar
Soda (Coke, Sprite, etc.), 20 oz. 16 teaspoons of sugar
Snapple, Lemon Iced Tea, 16 oz. 11.5 teaspoons of sugar
* snacks & deserts
Balance/Power Bar 4.75 teaspoons of sugar
Frozen Yogurt, 1 cup 8.5 teaspoons of sugar
Restaurant Chocolate Cake, 1 slice 13 teaspoons of sugar
McDonald's Vanilla Shake, 21 oz. 24 teaspoons of sugar
* Movie Theatre Combo
Twizzlers (movie size) 6 oz. 17 teaspoons+ of sugar
Soda movie Large, 44 oz. 37 teaspoons of sugar
TOTAL = 54 teaspoons!!!
How It's Done... I realize it's overwhelming to hear what you have to avoid. But please take at look at this sample day, it's reasonable and incorporates an appropriate amount of sugar (less than 8 unnecessary teaspoons for the day).
■Egg white omelet with chopped tomatoes
■whole wheat toast
■Coffee with 1 teaspoon sugar Lunch:
Vegetable or lentil soup with mixed salad topped with grilled chicken strips and feta cheese (oil and vinegar dressing)
■Handful of almonds ■Apple ■Baby carrots Dinner:
■Turkey Burger on wheat bun
■2 TBs ketchup (2 teaspoons sugar) ■Sautéed Broccoli in olive oil and garlic Sweet Snacks (choose only one):
■4 Hershey Kisses (3 teaspoons sugar) ■½ cup frozen yogurt = (4 teaspoons sugar) ■2 standard cookies (Oreos or Chips Ahoy) + glass of skim milk = (2 teaspoons sugar)
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