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You’re the next contestant on Personal Trainer Food!
Think you’re an ace at finding sugars in foods?
Let’s put it to the test with our fabulous Hi Lo Sugar game!
To play, take a look at the foods below and choose the one that has more sugar in it.
Let us know how you did in the comments below!
Higher or Lower– Which has More Sugar?
Yogurt or a Half Cup Fruit Loops?
Eating yogurt instead of sugary cereal while you watch Saturday morning cartoons is seen as a grown-up thing to do. But it isn’t helping your waistline. Yogurt has 18 grams of sugar versus 12 grams in the Fruit Loops.
2 Tablespoons BBQ Sauce or a Krispy Kreme Donut?
The Krispy Kreme donut has 10 grams of sugar but the the BBQ sauce has 13! And who eats a strict 2 Tablespoon serving of BBQ sauce anyways?! While on your program, it’s best to avoid it or find a sugar-free option.
1/4 Cup Craisins or a Protein Bar?
A mere 1/4 cup of Craisins has a crazy amount of sugar– 20 grams which is 5 teaspoons full! But, the protein bar beats it with 22 grams.
A Glass of Vanilla Almond Milk or a Lollipop?
The lollipop has more, at 17 grams. But despite all the healthy hoopla surrounding almond milk, one glass has about 15 grams of sugar, just a little less than the lollipop.
A Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie or a Cookie that Contains Gluten?
A Roll of Smarties or Two Tablespoons of Ketchup?
You might as well untwist a roll of smarties on your hamburger, it might not taste as good, but it would be healthier. Smarties have 6 grams of sugar, and ketchup has 8 grams. Opt for a sugar free ketchup if you want to avoid eating too much sugar.
Banana or a Scoop of Ice Cream?
A banana has the same amount of sugar as a scoop of ice cream. Yes, bananas are fruit but only your taste buds know the difference. The rest of your body sees them as sugar. In fact, banana sugar (fructose) can trigger belly fat.
Odwalla Superfood Juice or a Grande Caramel Macchiato –with Whip?
Vitamin Water or a Mars Bar?
Drinking sugary water, even with some vitamins in it is as bad for you as eating a candy bar. Except the Mars bar has less sugar, 30 grams compared to 33 grams in one bottle of Vitamin water.
Tomato Soup or a Chocolate Chip Granola Bar?
There’s nothing more comforting than sugar…er…soup? for dinner. Tomato soup has 12 grams of sugar per serving– almost twice as much as a chewy granola bar which has 7 grams.
A Starbucks Brownie or a Dunkin Donuts Reduced-Fat Bran Muffin?
Yes, fiber is a good thing, but eating 40 grams of sugar along with it isn’t! The brownie has less sugar in it; 28 grams. You are much better off getting fiber from vegetable sources. They are better for your system than rough bran that can irritate your digestive system.
Full-Fat Ranch or Fat-Free Ranch?
Fat-Free Ranch has three times the sugar as the full-fat version– 3 grams versus 1! And if you read the label, there are 14 more ingredients added to make up for the flavor. Full fat dressings are always your best bet for fat loss!
A Slice of Whole Wheat Bread or 2T Peanut Butter?
2 tablespoons of Skippy peanut butter has 3 grams of sugar in it. One slice of bread? 4 grams of added sugar! And most people typically eat two slices, making 8 grams total.
Bonus Round: Make a PB&J Sandwich.
Question: If you eat this typical lunch, are you higher or lower than what some say is the most sugar you should consume in one day?
Answer: Your lunch has 50 grams of sugar in it, 14-26 grams OVER the upper limit of what the AHA says an adult should consume. And by they way, the little bit of protein in the yogurt is not enough to support a strong fat-burning metabolism, especially with the overwhelming amount of sugar in this lunch.
You are better off eating Personal Trainer Food eggs and meats for high quality protein with no sugar.
Here’s a Handy Infographic to Help You Find Hidden Sugars…
Were you surprised at how much sugar some foods have in them? It’s really sneaky, isn’t it? That’s one of the reasons our delicious meal plans work— they take ALL of the guesswork out of what to eat and what to avoid.
Test your sugar smarts—take the Sugar Quiz to see how much you actually know about how much sugar is in popular foods!
And remember: Personal Trainer Food is the easiest way to avoid hidden sugars and starches so you can lose weight quickly and easily! Order your program today!
About the Writer
Jan is a 14-year veteran in the fitness industry and has personally coached and trained thousands of people to live fit and healthy lives around the world. 100 pounds ago, she knew exactly what it is like to be obese, sick and unhappy, feeling like there was nothing that could be done about the excess fat she had gained. That is why she couldn’t be happier to be a part of the Personal Trainer Food team today. She has successfully and permanently lost the fat using the principles of this program.