Helpful tips for losing weight

fbellyThe biggest Factor for losing body fat, is DIET.

Your diet accounts for about 80% of your fat loss, and the other 20% varies from exercise, lifestyle habits, sleep and stress reduction. It is absolutely possible to reduce body fat without making drastic changes to your lifestyle. I am a big believer in ‘Baby Steps’ & I’m not talking about children here. Exercise and physical activity is a crucial part of our overall well being, but it’s certainly not the be-all and end-all of fat loss.

By making small changes to our lifestyles in the form of ‘Baby Steps’ we can achieve amazing results as time goes on.

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How much sugar is in our favourite food / drinks ?

So just how much sugar is in our favourite food / drinks ?

The World Health Organization is dropping its sugar intake recommendations from 10 percent of your daily calorie intake to 5 percent. For an adult of a normal body mass index (BMI), that works out to about 6 teaspoons — or 25 grams – of sugar per day 1

“Much of the sugars consumed today are “hidden” in processed foods that are not usually seen as sweets. For example, 1 tablespoon of ketchup contains around 4 grams (around 1 teaspoon) of free sugars. A single can of sugar-sweetened soda contains up to 40 grams (around 10 teaspoons) of free sugars.”

Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA): 25 grams of sugar per day (6 teaspoons)
4 grams of sugar = x1 teaspoon of Sugar

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