A while ago I was listening to NPR and heard a story about the negative effects of having a high sugar diet.
According to the story women should have 6 teaspoons and men should have 9 teaspoons, but generally it is best to stay under 10 teaspoons a day. It became complicated because on all food labels sugar is measured in grams instead of teaspoons. So, I had to figure out how many grams of sugar are in a teaspoon. There are 4 grams of sugar in a teaspoon. So basically it is best to stay under 40 grams of sugar in a day.
I have kept track for the past 18 days if I have stayed under the recommended number and without changing any habits I stayed under in 12. It was really easy to go over the amount with one soda, dessert or a combination of snacks. With that being said, so far it seems that my instincts guide me well when it comes to eating mostly healthy.
Current weight: 139