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Sugar Detox Day 1: Assess Your Intake

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The American Heart Association reports that the average American adult consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar (added, meaning not the sugar that naturally occurs in foods like fruit) each day, or 150 lbs -- 150 lbs! -- of sugar per year. Their recommended amount? 6 teaspoons per day. (One teaspoon of granulated sugar equals about 4 grams -- 4.2 to be exact -- of sugar. Thanks, Razmataz426, for letting us know!)

Added sugar is found in packaged foods like cookies, cakes, and candy, and drinks like soda, sports drinks, and fruit juices. It’s also in less obvious things like breads, salad dressings, and frozen dinners. Basically, sugar is lurking everywhere, and it may be the reason you can’t lose those last 10 lbs, why you’re feeling tired, or the cause of your sugar cravings. All this sugar is just not good for us!

So, how do you know how much added sugar you’re consuming? Start a food diary.

Today, keep a detailed record of everything that crosses your lips: meals, beverages, including your morning coffee (as well as how much sugar and cream you add), snacks, gum, etc, and keep track of the total grams of sugar listed on any packaged foods you eat. For foods and drinks you’re not sure about, try looking up their nutritional information here.

You can start your food diary in the replies below and include whatever you've eaten so far today; then stop back each time you eat or drink anything. This will help you learn to keep track of how much sugar you're taking in on a daily basis, and give you a place to continue keeping track throughout the rest of our detox as we eliminate the worst of the sugary offenders. Also, please note: plain fresh or frozen fruit does not count.

So, how much sugar are YOU eating? Tell us in the replies below!

icecreamTo sign up for the 7 Day Sugar Detox, click here.

 

by on May. 31, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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loveablej
by on May. 31, 2012 at 1:09 PM

I have had ice tea and orental noodles so far today

CoolMommyofboys
by on May. 31, 2012 at 1:11 PM


Quoting saltyalley1227:

Looks like I'm going to have to give up my sweet tea :( oh well it'll be worth it!


I have also  :(

I haven't had sweet tea since last Thursday (I gave up Coke also)

blg5484
by on May. 31, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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LOL as im reading this my 23 month old is sitting in my lap and she hollars ICE CREAM


AgentBrez
by on May. 31, 2012 at 1:20 PM


Quoting momof3inTN:


Quoting AgentBrez:

whats the conversion from grams to tsp?

1 tsp sugar = 4 grams

thanks!

1_hawt_mami
by on May. 31, 2012 at 1:23 PM
Zebra cakes snacks 32grams holy moly!
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1_hawt_mami
by on May. 31, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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I use lemon now instead of sugar :)


Quoting CoolMommyofboys:



Quoting saltyalley1227:

Looks like I'm going to have to give up my sweet tea :( oh well it'll be worth it!


I have also  :(


I haven't had sweet tea since last Thursday (I gave up Coke also)


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Elise_Gurrola
by on May. 31, 2012 at 1:24 PM
breakfast
3 egg whites
1tbs of onion
1/3c of black beans
2 corn tortillas
1c. of warm milk with 1 tbs of sugar and 1tbs of instant coffee
1 pear
lunch
2oz of beef
1/3c of pasta
1/3c of black beans
2 corn tortillas
1c of zucchini
1 c of homemade lime aide
pear
dinner
2 oz of beef
1c of zucchini
snack
1c of cornflakes
1c of milk
1 tablespoon of sugar.

i have had 2 tbs of sugar plus what ever was in the limaide. i dont measur when we make it
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saltyalley1227
by on May. 31, 2012 at 1:24 PM
I gave up pop a couple weeks ago but I allow myself to have one on the weekend so I don't binge out. I've tried quitting before and that always happens. I've been "clean" except for my weekend pop for 3 weeks now!


Quoting CoolMommyofboys:



Quoting saltyalley1227:

Looks like I'm going to have to give up my sweet tea :( oh well it'll be worth it!


I have also  :(


I haven't had sweet tea since last Thursday (I gave up Coke also)


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othermom
by on May. 31, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Too much, I haven't done a food diary in a long time, but I know I eat to much

EyansMom143
by on May. 31, 2012 at 1:35 PM
Breakfast was a bowl of frosted flakes with milk. Nothing else yet.
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