If you want to cut sugar out of your diet, the best way to do that is to read labels and look for sugar in the ingredient list. Now, if looking for the word sugar in an ingredient list were all we needed to do to avoid the stuff, it wouldn't be so hard! Unfortunately, sugar goes by over 50 different names, and whether it's plain sugar, dextrose, evaporated cane sugar or brown sugar your body treats it all pretty much the same. Use this handy list next time you're shopping or to just get familiar with all of the different names for sugar.
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Arming yourself with the right snacks when you are starting to implement a healthy lifestyle is incredibly important. You want to be sure to set yourself up for success so that you aren't tempted by all of the processed, pre-packaged junk that's out there. Especially during the holidays!
Okay, it's so hard to eat healthily during the holidays. Like really hard. So do me a favor and please give yourself a little break. That doesn't mean go eat the whole pecan pie or drink a bottle of wine to yourself, but enjoy the season, amazing food, parties, friends and family. Now, how do you do this without jumping off the deep end into baked good la la land? CROWD OUT.
Eating at airports normally isn't very fun. Like I mentioned in my last post, I try to travel with as many snacks and meals as possible and also do my best to eat before I have a long travel day. But, life happens and sometimes you've just gotta eat!
This week I'm leaving on a four day business trip to Orlando, Florida. I'm going to be up early, getting to bed late and running at 100 miles per minute. With that in mind, I'm doing my best to prepare by bringing quality snacks and foods with me.
Sugar is one of the worst things we can put into our bodies. Fat Chance author Dr. Robert Lustig actually called it "the Voldemort of the dietary hit list." But, cutting sugar from your diet isn't as simple as we might think. Sugar is added to SO many different foods, including foods that you wouldn't even expect.