Sunday, July 17, 2011

Above Average

Oh, goodness. This isn't going so well. Although I've been doing really well at measuring out my added sugar, I haven't been reducing my sugar intake.

Here are my counts for the past few days-
Thursday: 22.5 tsp., 90 g
Friday: 24 tsp., 96 g
Saturday: 31 tsp., 124 g

My average daily sugar intake so far, seems to be around 29 tsp., or 116 g

It's the start of a new week and I have two goals for myself.
1. Reduce my daily intake this week to 19 tsp/day. This should be as simple as cutting out that extra brownie, or saying no to a cold glass of chocolate milk. Have you ever read the label on that drink?

2. Start measuring out my son's sugar intake. I've been pretty much living in denial about his sugar intake, but I'm ready to face reality here. I can positively declare my son is very sweet, inside and out.

Good vibes welcome.

Did you know?

The average American consumes 21 tsp., or 84 g, of added sugar daily? The recommended sugar intake for adult women is 5 tsp., for adult men it's 9 tsp., and for children it's 3 tsp., a day.



  1. Since you started this, I started noticing sugar contents on labels. I would get my recommended daily sugar intake from my breakfast cereal (Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds). What's a girl to do?

  2. Hmmm I read sugar labels on everything I eat but I've never thought of counting just how much I get a day. I just sort of have this number in my head for me and a separate one for my son and if the grams seem too high I don't eat it.