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It’s been just about a week within this challenge, and one thing that’s been established is that I’ve been very mindful of labels. Since I’ve been on my fitness journey, I’ve looked at labels for it’s calorie intake, but not really focused on the…
If you haven’t figured it out as of yet. I’m a Fitness Advocate in training. I truly believe diet is the key in maintaining your chronic issue. Starting tomorrow, I’ll start my no to low sugar challenge to shed some weight. I’ll make a meal dairy and cut some foods that lead to the harsh sugar element, that does cruel things for someone dealing with myeloma.
If you’d like to join me- contact me via Twitter
I’ll also share a few recipes on this journey and hope to report of declined weight.
Foods With Sugar:
- Sweetened cereals.
- White bread.
- Granola/energy Bars—up to 25 grams for one bar.
- Juice and other sweetened beverages.
- Bakery Items (muffins, cookies, etc)
- Frozen yogurt and ice cream.
A lot of the above are not in my diet anyway, so this shouldn’t be too cumbersome.
I wanted to do this challenge not only to lose some weight that has increased with the multiple cocktail of treatments that I am on, but to also stir away from any diabetic problems that tend to progress with high sugar intake- My motto “Intake with Moderation”.
What Our Goals Should Be-
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are:
- Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons).
- Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons).
With so many foods processed, I’m sure you can imagine we’re way over those suggested.
Disclaimer:Any change to diet or fitness and nutrition program should be discussed with your physician. This program that I’m doing is my doing, and has been addressed in one way or another with my treatment team.
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