And this is why I try to say "no thanks" to dessert!
But like some other people have said, it's the non-"sweets" things you have to watch out for. I refuse to buy canned spaghetti sauce any more. It's crazy how many things have HFCS let alone other sweeteners in them!
Thank you for posting this article...and for naming the other names of sugar on ingredient lists. Some I haven't even noticed I was always on the look out for sugar..but not some of the others.
9/23/2009 7:59:03 AM
Wow, that's amazing! I think I am depressed, as I realize how much sugar I must be taking in in a day's time. This will cause me to do some reconsidering of what I choose to eat! Thank you so much for posting the article!
The one thing this article is missing is a sentence or two about WHY so much sugar is bad for you, other than the empty calories it provides. It does a number on your system, you pancreas, etc. That s/b in this article, and then go on to discuss hidden sugars and cutting back. Otherwise, there's no compelling reason.
It seems there is sugar in EVERYTHING! I was on a no sugar/no flour diet for a while and lost weight. I added sugar back in moderation but I had no idea (when you put it in teaspoons) how much I actually consume. Thank you for this article.
I LOVE this article! I used to follow a strict no-sugar diet. Since then I have realized I don't need to be quite that strict but do need to avoid many of the sugary foods that are triggers for me. But I've never had a clear idea of what guidelines to follow for foods that contain some sugar but are NOT triggers for me. This is great and super helpful!
5/6/2009 9:21:13 PM
I dont know how weight watchers works as they include high levels of sugar in their snacks and label them low fat, any one who understands dieting knows that un used sugar is converted and stored as fat!! I have only successfully lost weight when I do not eat sugar!!! Very hard unle4ss you eat no processesed foods!
The problem for me is choosing fat over sugar, or fiber over sugar. The other day I bought white pita bread instead of whole wheat because there was a tsp of sugar in each small whole wheat pita. I figure I get enough fiber, sugar is the problem. Likewise I switched back to full fat mayonnaise (used sparingly!) because low fat Hellman's had so much sugar in it.
Maybe the next time I go grocery shopping I'll make the opposite choice-?
12/13/2008 8:22:01 PM
I was reading the label of a package of whole grain sesame crackers I have and noticed in the ingredients "Evaporated Cane Juice" listed as the third item. Isn't this just a mentally misleading way of saying "sugar". There is also honey in the ingredients which means there's two types of sugars in this so-called healthy snack. I will definitely pay very close attention - even to those products in green grocery stores.
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