How much sugar is REALLY in your 100 calorie snack?
This is simple and easy math… Take any box of cereal, yogurt, oatmeal or a snack bar. Now check the carbohydrates and the fiber. Subtract the fiber from the carbs and take whatever you’re left with and divide it by 4 (ie. 22 total grams of carbs with 2g of total fiber. 22g of carbs minus the 2g of fiber = 20g carbs left. 20g of carbs divided by 4 = 5). Your body WILL recognize those remaining carbs by turning them into 5 teaspoons of sugar!!!!!!
If you’re trying to lose weight by eating these so called “healthy carbs,” you’re stepping on little land mines throughout your day. This is sad news but cutting out this sneaky carb called “sugar” is an ESSENTIAL rule of fat loss and weight control. This little “99% fat free” snack actually has 8.25 teaspoons of sugar (which is the calorie that actually turns into fat)! If you were to sprinkle 8.25 teaspoons of sugar on your grapefruit in the morning, people would look at you like you were crazy. Now if they were to wrap it in a pretty wrapper and call it healthy, you’d believe anything.
Check your label and try your best to completely remove “calories from sugar” from your diet.