I am in a group that is studying "mindful eating".
One of the things that we have done is watch the movie/documentary "Fed Up", which is about the food industry and the way they are literally causing significant health issues in our country (USA).
I suggest that if you have any inkling or concern of a weight issue or Diabetes that you watch this show. There was a couple of other documentaries that were suggested and they are to open for interpretation, but this one is fairly right on the button.
Anyway I am working on the reduced sugar challenge that they talk about in the film, and I am already seeing a big difference.
The recommended sugar intake by WHO is 6 teaspoons of sugar a day (about 30 grams). I have found "healthy snack" in a health food store and it had 13 grams per serving and there was 3 servings per pack (39 grams or 130%). The movie also explains why percentage of daily recommended amount of sugar is not listed.
My weight has been maintaining for the last 3 months (since I started this group) and I have been working to cut the sugar level down to just 50 grams a day for the last 5 days. I am already seeing the same effects that the people in the movie talked about.
I just thought I would share this with anyone who is interested.
Good luck if you try the challenge.
It is not easy and this is my second attempt. The "sugar garbage" is the easy food to fix and I was surprised when I started the first time. There was reasons I could not do it the first attempted, but it is making a difference and the grocery budget has not been that much effected by cutting back on the sugar.