10 Ways to Cut the Sugar
By: Dianne Villano - CPFI www.mypersonalfitnesscoach.com
Americans typically consume 20 percent of their daily calories as sugar. This is about double the generally accepted amount.
Most people are not aware of most of the sources from which they get their sugar. Nore are they aware of the many myths associated with carbohydrates (i.e., sugars). Here are some simple ways to eliminate the nutritionally (but not caloricly) void sugars from your diet--and the extra pounds from your waistline.
1. Beware of sugar's many disguises
Sugars are found naturally in milk, fruit, vegetables and grains. We (and most food manufacturers) also add sugars to many foods we eat. These added sugars are the ones that we most need to be aware of.
No matter how you slice it, or what name it is disguised as on your food label, these sugars are basically empty calories because they provide very few (if any) other nutrients.
Here's a list of some of the many disguises of added sugar to watch for on the food label:
Pretty big list, isn't it?
6. Eat before you become ravenous
If you let yourself get too hungry, chances are the first foods you reach for will be high in sugar and fat and low in nutrients. As you've heard me say many times over, eat frequent meals and snacks with plenty of lean protein and whole grains. If you have a cookie urge on a well nourished stomach, you will be more capable of limiting yourself to the serving size of 2 instead of plowing through an entire dozen.
The articles on this site are authoritative, because:
Where an article is not bylined with a specific author's name, it was written by Mark Lamendola (see photos on home page and elsewhere on this site). Mark is a 4th degree blackbelt, has not been sick since 1971, and has not missed a workout since 1977. Just an example of how Mark knows what he's talking about: In his early 50s, Mark demonstrated a biceps curl using half his body weight. That's a Jack LaLanne level stunt. Few people can even come close. If you want to know how to build a strong, beautiful body, read the articles here.
is a subsidiary of Mindconnection.com. When you follow the links from this
site to the purchase area, you will go to Mindconnection's secure server.|
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please view theaboutus pages, or write to mark @ mindconnection.com. We do want your business.