ITG Weight Loss Blog — Sugar

Article - What’s the Difference Between Sugar Free and No Added Sugar?

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Article - What’s the Difference Between Sugar Free and No Added Sugar?

What’s the Difference Between Sugar Free and No Added Sugar? Making sense of sugar claims on the package Foods and drinks sometimes seem to almost talk to us from the store shelves. “Psst, watching your weight? Check me out!” “Cutting back on sugar? I’m the one you want!” Food packages often include statements about health benefits or nutritional quality separate from the required Nutrition Facts label. You may be wondering how to make sense of it all. Are these products healthier? Should you eat more of them? The answer: It’s complicated. Especially when it comes to sugar content claims. What’s...

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Step 3 Help - Should You Have Fruit or Fruit Juice?

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Step 3 Help - Should You Have Fruit or Fruit Juice?

This is such a common question that I decide to post about. When you are comparing if you should have fruit or the whole fruit, the answer every time is, the whole fruit. When you eat the flesh of the fruit, this is the nutrional part of the fruit. The flesh has all the fiber, mineral and vitamins in it! When things are juiced or you drink fruit juices, you are simply extracting nothing but SUGAR from the fruit itself. Of course they can fortify the juice with added fiber and such but, when it comes down to it, your...

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The "Horror" of Fruit Juices

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The "Horror" of Fruit Juices

Orange juice, apple juice and cranberry juices commonly come up with dieters while they are on ALL steps of the ITG Diet Plan. Of course, they taste delicious but, are they actually "healthy" to consume everyday? In my opinion, NO! When drinking fruit juices, even reduced sugar or sugar-free versions, there are still many grams of sugar more than recommended on the ITG Diet Plan and, or daily sugar consumption! I found a great article below that talks about the hidden sugars in fruit juices and, instead of using these juices for breakfast or mixed in with you favorite alcohol, ask...

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Alcoholic Beverage Options (ITG Syle)

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Alcoholic Beverage Options (ITG Syle)

Picking the correct beverage can be difficult but, I wanted to make sure everyone had "options" incase they were in a situation where alcohol is the center focus of an event. Don't waste carbohydrates and sugar on mixers and fruit juices! Try using the Sweet Leaf Water Drops or, the ITG Diet Fruit Drinks. You can even add a little tequilas to our ITG "Mocktails". I actually carry the Water Drops in my purse just in case! Try to avoid wine as much as possible since it is high in sugar but, a glass of merlot (Dry wine's have less...

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Alcohol - Is It Slowing Your Progress?

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Alcohol - Is It Slowing Your Progress?

Make sure you're making the right choices when you are socializing and remember not to let one night out with friends, ruin your entire diet. Binging can be very probable if you are not careful with your choices! Alcohol is not supposed to be consumed on the ITG Diet but, for certain situations where you feel like you should or need to have a drink, make a healthier choice! Below gives you a breakdown of the sugar and calorie concentration in typical alcoholic drinks. Some are pretty shocking! I stick to my favorite drink which has been Vodka or Tequila...

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