Goal: Know your sugar intake amount.

This week you will challenge yourself to know how much sugar you are actually eating. First, you have to be able to spot sugar. Sugar often is hidden, in things you would never think – so you may be surprised. When looking at sugar content, also look for other forms such as molasses, maple syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, and '-ose' words like dextrose and maltose. They all mean sugar. Sugar often replaces fat in low-fat/fat-free foods and you’ll find it in things that can really be made from just a few ingredients like nut butters, breads and salad dressings. For example, there are many brands of peanut butter that are made with added sugar, when in reality all you really need to make peanut butter is one ingredient- peanuts.

Good luck on the sugar hunt this week!

Please consult with your physician prior to starting any kind of diet, exercise or wellness program. This program is not intended to give medical, nutritional or wellness advice.