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The Hunt for Hidden Sugar

How Much of the Sweet Stuff is Hiding Your Foods?


  • This article was an eye-opener for me. Thanks for sharing. - 1/3/2010 9:25:19 AM
  • Thank you for posting this!!!! This is yet another way that the diet groups misinform their members. For literally YEARS, I would have a piece of Angel Food cake for a dessert because my Weight Watcher's leader suggested as it was only 2 points. I see from the article that one piece of angel food cake has 7 teaspoons of added sugar and by the chart in the article, I should have no more than 5 teaspoons of added sugar every day. This is one of the reasons why W.W. never worked for me. Points are too broad a category. Caloric intake of each food group is the only surefire way to go. Thanks very much.!! - 9/23/2009 2:48:19 PM
  • 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! - 9/23/2009 12:44:06 PM
  • Dextrin is fiber. Benefiber is wheat dextrin. There is no sugar in it. Dextrose is sugar. - 9/23/2009 11:41:44 AM
  • 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 11:17:28 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! - 9/23/2009 7:59:03 AM
  • Low fat usually has a lot of sugar. Fat isn't a big problem if you cut your portions. Low calorie is often better than low fat- they have to make up the fat with sugar. - 9/1/2009 10:15:05 PM
  • 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. - 8/17/2009 6:46:18 AM
    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. - 5/13/2009 12:47:30 PM
  • 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! - 5/13/2009 9:31:30 AM
    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! - 5/6/2009 9:21:13 PM
  • Thank you for printing the article about sugar. I have taken it to heart and sent it to two very special people in my life. It is very informative and helpful. - 4/12/2009 1:38:37 AM
  • I'm currently on a sugar-free diet (for reasons other than just weight loss) and sugar is in EVERYTHING! Literally. It's digsusting. Lol. - 4/11/2009 11:19:26 AM
    I appreciate the list - BUT - I'd love to see a complete listing of hidden sugars - for more foods. This is really helpful. Thanks! - 3/27/2009 8:37:07 AM
  • 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-? - 1/7/2009 7:49:08 PM

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