Aww Sugar, Sugar

“you are my candy girl… and you got me wanting yoooooou.”
 Love that song. Moving on…
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So I was going to write this big post on sugar and get up on my soapbox and everything, but I’m just going to tell you a fact and then you can do with it what you will. There. Here it is:
4.2 grams of sugar = 1 teaspoon of sugar
“Yeah, ok. a teaspoon isn’t that big. So what?” OK, so now go get a teaspoon of sugar and pour it into your hand to see how much a teaspoon actually is. Go ahead, I know you’re at home while you’re reading this (neglecting your family/dinner/chores) or you’re at work, (not writing proposals and ignoring emails) and there’s sugar around.
No? OK, OK I’ll show you. This is a teaspoon of sugar in a pile in your hand and then all shook up and spread out. I promise my hand’s not that fat looking in real life.
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The point of this? Take a look at whatever you’re eating/drinking all day and check out how many grams of sugar are in it. Then, divide that number by 4.2. So that Vitamin Water you got there? 13 Grams of sugar = 3 TEASPOONS OF SUGAR! In WATER. Dumb? You betcha. Thinking that yogurt + fruit + cereal mixed together is a good idea? Add all those grams up to see how many teaspoons of sugar are in the mix, then decide. Don’t even me started on soda. OK, that’s all I’m gonna say. Have a lovely, low-sugar day, peeps!
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Comments

  1. Wow, that was eye-opening! I never understood the purpose of Vitamin Water…

  2. ugh, I get so sad when I see girls hitting it at the gym and downing Vitamin Waters…FUN on Ireland!!!

  3. sugar is evil.

  4. Ireland? SOOOOOO JEALOUS!

  5. I am totally grossed out about the sugar. Only recently have I started paying attention to the actual ingredients that are in my food instead of relying on the brand to have my best interest. (haha – yeah right) It has been very educational.

    I quickly scanned your blog and I think I need to follow you. Too many interesting posts not to! 🙂

  6. AMEN! awesome post – the sugar info on packages is ignored so much. im a sweet tooth so i have to be super careful of this!

  7. I’m going to Ireland in August! Give me tips when you get back!

  8. I love that I have just stumbled upon your blog and got to read this post! This week I actually did give up sugar…or at least tried my hardest to limit my intake! Seeing this made me that more motivated- thank you thank you thank you!

    p.s. its slightly disgusting! too much!

    xoxoxo

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