Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Week 2 – Find the hidden sugar!

This is the week that you will begin to look carefully at labels of all canned, frozen and packaged foods.

Take a look at what position the sugar is in on the ingredient list. Most sugars end with “ose” or “ol” so be on the watch for that and where it is placed. You want to eliminate anything that has sugar higher up than the 6th ingredient. Below the 8th is even better, especially if there are not a lot of good nutrients on the label with it.

Who would think that there would be sugar in table salt! Sometimes it is there. Can’t imagine why. Watch out for catsup too!

Cough syrups, chewing gum, mints, tomato sauce, baked beans, and lunch meats often contain sugar. Even some prescription medications contain sugar. Watch out for mixed alcohol drinks.

When you are in a restaurant and they have a nutrition composition list of their foods, check the list to select the foods with the least amount of sugars or refined carbohydrates.

Your best bet in a restaurant is to stay with the simple dishes that have no sauces because they often are loaded with hidden sugars.

Ask me for a healthy and enjoyable eating plan to help you eliminate the sugar cravings and to get more energy and health.

Watch for week 3’s program tomorrow.

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