Sugar Overload: is there such thing?


Did you know the recommeneded serving size for Americans is 8 tsps of sugar a day? Many of you probably think that is easy enough to abide by, but what alot of us don’t realize is sugar is in a majority of the things we consume daily. Desserts are not the only place for sugar, yesterday I was surprised myself when I was reading the nutrition facts label on a ketchup bottle. As I was dipping my chicken in ketchup, I read that 1 Tbsp of Heniz ketchup had 4 grams of sugar!!! I’ve seem many of us Americans smother our french fries, chicken, hot dogs, and many other foods in way more than 1 Tbsp of ketchup. Think about how we are only talking about the sugar in ketchup, A CONDIMENT, that doesn’t include the sugar found in the actual foods we’re consuming. Lastly, I just want to bring your attention to this: 1 bottle of cola has 44 grams of sugar, you would divide 44 by 4.2 which is equal to 10 teaspoons of sugar!!! That is exceeding your daily limit with just 1 bottle of soda. Now that’s what you call a sugar overload. This is scary to think about when you see people drinking 3-4 sodas a day.YIKES!

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More Flavor, Less Calories!

Hi All!!!

As most of us would like to consume less calories in the new year, but that doesn’t mean your food can’t still be full of flavor!?! This new year I challenage you to experiment with spices,herbs, and seasonings. There is no right or wrong way to use them, you may like a lot of something or maybe just a pinch. The best way is to make it taste the way that you like it. One of my favorite seasonings is Creole, particularly on chicken breast and homemade sweet potato fries! YUM! Of course though you can try it on tons of different foods that you probably never even thought of. Spices, herbs, and seasonings are a way to add so much flavor to a dish without adding the extra calories. Ditch the extra butter and heavy sauces! Here is a helpful website if you are new to using spices and seasonings to help you get started with some recommented pairsings:

It’s a new year don’t be afraid to try new things and new ways to spice up your life 🙂

Any comments or questions let me know!