The 5 First Things Nutritionists Will Tell You To Cut From Your Diet
So how can you begin phasing them out? Angela Ginn-Meadow, RD, LDN, CDE, and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says that it’s a gradual process: Start by eating that food less often, then cut down the portion size when you do eat it. Finally, sub in a healthier option.
The bottom line is that healthy eating is about being mindful and aware of what you’re consuming. Here, registered dietitians share the 5 foods you should totally nix from your diet.
“Beverages with added sugar are one of the easiest things we can cut from our diets,” says Ginn-Meadow. The American Heart Association recommends that women consume no more than 6 teaspoons (about 24 g) of sugar a day, and men no more than 9 tsp. To give some perspective, one 20 oz lemon-lime soda has a whopping 77 g of sugar—more than triple the recommended daily amount. Sheth adds that fancy coffee drinks can also be total sugar bombs that add up quickly. Before you know it, you may consume 400-900 calories and 10-15 tsp of sugar from that white chocolate mocha.
Here’s another place to slash added sugar. According to Sheth, sweet cereals and flavored instant oatmeal are packed with added sugars and typically made from refined grains, which contain minimal fiber. Instead, enjoy whole grain cereal (like one of these low-sugar cereals that don’t taste like twigs) or old-fashioned oats with fresh fruit.
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Source: Prevention Today