I’m in the middle of a terrible break-up – a disengagement with sugar. I’ve known for a while that this relationship needed to end – but like many people, I had faith that it would turn around and that drastic measures wouldn’t need to be taken. I have been naive.
My love of sugar comes in many forms: refined, grains, sweet breads, Swedish fish candy- and it has crept into my life everywhere. By utilizing these 5 rules, I am taking control of my sugar intake and making an intention to leading a healthier life!
1. Keep a food journal. Look at where the hidden sugars are lying. In your hot drinks, in yogurt, in spaghetti sauce, grain intake.
2. Daily recommended sugar intake for a female is 25 grams of sugar. That’s roughly 9 teaspoons of sugar a day. The average American keeps nearly twice that or even three times the amount which puts the person at risk for a slew of illnesses including diabetes, heart disease and autoimmune disorders. (site: http://nutritiondata.self.com/)
Terri Eaton is a massage therapist and Outreach Manager at SenSpa Wellness Center as well as a wellness enthusiast. This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health and related subjects. The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice.
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