You can curb your sweet tooth, you can eat sweets in moderation and you can control the amounts of sweets that you eat. This is tip number two of how all that can be possible for you.
Read on, or watch the video below!
Whenever you eat something from a bag or a box
you definitely want to flip it over and check out the nutrition information. And, the first thing to do when you look at the nutrition information is check out how many of those items are in a serving. Like—how many cookies, how many jelly beans, how many marshmallows are in a serving. But that’s just the first step.
Here’s my super-secret ninja tip.
This is going to propel you to success: Remember that a teaspoon of sugar has about 4 grams of sugar. So next, look at how many grams of sugar are in that specific serving size.
As an example, let’s say there are 32 grams of sugar in that serving. Divide it by four and you get the number of teaspoons of sugar in that serving.
In this example, thirty-two divided by four is eight. So there would be eight teaspoons of sugar in that serving of sweets.
Take a step back after that.
Imagine yourself eating eight teaspoons of sugar at a sitting or all at once. You would probably never do that otherwise, right?
But, with that knowledge – knowledge is power – you can decide if you want to eat a whole serving. Or, maybe you want to cut it in half. Maybe you’ll just eat one. There are so many different ways to modify.
So, my second tip is:
Know what you’re eating. Then, you can make mindful decisions about how much of it you want to put in your body.
I hope those two tips were helpful for you. Give it a try and let me know how it goes! Did you miss tip 1? Check it out here.
This is great, Luci! I read both posts and really think this will be helpful, especially when I go grocery shopping. I’m definitely the “type 1” sweet eater that you described in the previous post, but I think that this could help me take control of what I eat.
Thanks for commenting, Marta! I’m so glad to hear you’ll use these tips.
Ohhh.. I remember so well those Type 1 dilemmas. Keep me posted and let me know how it goes!!