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28-day Sugar Challenge - week 4

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

so my sugar challenge is officially over

the biggest success of this challenge is that I have broken my soda habit, which I now just have to make an effort to maintain

it has also opened my eyes to sugar and the grip that it really had (has) on me

today there was a great article linked on the main page about corn syrup www.sparkpeople.com/reso
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- the most interesting thing that I took away from the article was that a good number to strive for each day in sugars (and this is all sugars, not just added) is 32 grams or 8 teaspoons

so that is going to be my goal going forward, to try to limit my sugar intake each day to fall within that guideline (which even during this sugar challenge I think I may have been going over each day, just in the sugars in foods) - even if I can't meet the range goals each day, I know it will make me even more conscious of what I am putting in my mouth - I just wish it was a trackable nutrient in the nutrition tracker (I'll have to look again, but I'm pretty sure it isn't there - you can track "sucrose" but I don't think that is the same thing)
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  • MINERVASPARKING
    YAY YOU!!! emoticon Good job on kicking the soda habit! I'm still in the "thinking about it" part of the process... :D I too wish we could track sugars...maybe someday.
    3334 days ago
  • KALIGIRL
    Way to break your soda habit!
    3335 days ago
  • PERFECTVELVET
    Definitely checking out your challenge, lol - I love me some sugar!

    The reason there is no way to track sugar in the tracker is because of the inability to distinguish between natural and artificial sugar. Nutrition labels don't say how much is natural vs. artificial. If you were trying to eliminate sugar, you'd end up eliminating things like apples which have natural sugar but are good for you. Still, it would be nice just to get an idea of how much we're consuming, right?

    Way to go on breaking the soda habit!
    3336 days ago
  • SUPERS0NIC
    "I just wish it was a trackable nutrient in the nutrition tracker"

    TOTALLY! I keep checking, hoping that they'll add it.

    emoticon on beating the emoticon emoticon !!!
    3336 days ago
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