Yesterday was the first day I decided to take a peek at my sugar levels for the day.
I stayed under calories, carbs, fat and sodium and had more than enough protein. I felt like it was a great day! (and it was! I'm still happy about it)
My sugar goal for the day (after exercise) was 44 grams. My actual total? 87 grams!!! I went over by 43 grams! wow!
I decided to try to make a few changes in my diet today to get that number down.
I started with breakfast. Instead of greek yogurt and kashi granola, I went with a scrambled egg on toast. (19 grams of sugar vs. 2 grams! I shaved off 17 grams just with breakfast!)
My lunch only has 5 grams of sugar so I kept that the same.
Then there's my go-to snack of carrots, an apple and almonds. I swapped the apple (17 grams of sugar) for 10 beautiful strawberries (6 grams of sugar) and I'm just as satisfied!
The last change I made was to not eat chocolate chips with my peanut butter and animal crackers snack at the end of the day. I don't really need them, and I'll satisfy my sweet tooth with grapes. (high in sugar, but it is fruit sugar and I'm gonna not worry too much about that)
Today's sugar goal (after exercise) is 40 grams. My actual total will be 48. Much better than yesterday!