Setting Sugar Goals
- Starting today, I will drink only one can of soda pop
per day rather than my regular two, for five days of the week. (Make
sure you have low-calorie alternatives that you like on hand.)
- This week I will eat dessert after dinner only on Saturday.
What's in your pantry? You may not realize it, but these items are full of added sugar: fruit canned in heavy syrup, boxed or bottled juices that don't say 100 percent fruit juice on the label, and fruit snacks such as roll-ups or leathers that are not 100 percent fruit. Give them all away to someone who is not watching their weight, and be a label looker next time you shop. Get only fruit canned in its own juice or in light syrup, and juices and fruit snacks that are 100 percent fruit. The USDA Dietary Guidelines also recommend avoiding unpasteurized juice to prevent food-borne illness.
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