Cut Out All Added Sugars Monday-Friday
Sugar is pure energy, with no other nutritional value.
Food product designers use it in conjunction with other ingredients in order to make foods so highly rewarding, we don’t want to stop eating them even when we’ve had enough.
As with week 1, it’s not just about weight-loss – if you’re eating lots of sugar and not gaining fat, it could be a sign of worse things going on behind the scenes!
Cut out biscuits, sweets, cakes, chocolate bars and other sugary treats in the week. (If you’re really struggling try a small bar of 85% Dark Chocolate, or some fresh fruit and berries with full fat, no added sugar yoghurt to curb your craving).
Also, check all food labels, as sugar is hidden in all sorts of things you wouldn’t expect – Even savoury foods! Check the nutrition info for grams of sugars – 4g = 1 teaspoon, you could be surprised.
In particular, be careful of “low fat” products – Often these are some of the unhealthiest items on the shelves as healthy natural fats are replaced with processed sugar!
There is nothing wrong with treating yourself on the weekend, but try and go for home baked goods that are free from fake processed fats and additives, and don’t go overboard and eat a week’s worth in two days
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