#30Tipsin30Days – Day 9: ALWAYS read the label - | WBTV Charlotte

#30Tipsin30Days – Day 9: ALWAYS read the label

(Brigida Mack | WBTV) (Brigida Mack | WBTV)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Before #TeamNOSugar - I wasn't a big label reader. At all. And on the off chance that I did- I was only focused on calories and fat. So, you can imagine how shocked and surprised I was to see just how much added sugar (that's the number of grams of sugar per serving you see on the label) was in most of the foods I used to eat.

Especially those foods billed as 'healthy' like yogurts, juices, meal replacement shakes, whole grain cereal etc! Sometimes there's just as much added sugar in those as there are actual sweets and junk food. And what about the sneaky places to add sugar? Like, in salad dressings, ketchup or peanut butter.

Become a label-reader!

Even when I'm not doing a challenge, I try not to buy anything that has more than 9g of sugar. Single digits only, folks! So as long as you adhere to the serving size, you can still stay on track. Oh, and be wary of anything low-fat. Companies often up the amount of added sugar to compensate for the flavor lost from slashing the fat!

Bottom line - when in doubt - READ THE LABEL.

All the previous tips in case you missed them:

*Editor’s Note: Please consult your doctor before starting any health and wellness program

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