3. Fruit juices — skip the fruit juices, even if they’re 100% pure they’re loaded with sugar. Replace it with whole fruits, apples, pears, berries should be your first picks as they’re naturally lower in sugars and higher in fibre.
4. Fries — opt for the baked potatoe alternative, but be careful – loading that spud with cheddar, sour cream and other high fat fixings is counter productive. Of course even better than a baked potatoe is a salad, dressing on the side.
5. White Bread, Pasta, and Rice — always, always choose whole grains! Whole wheat or Ezekiel bread. Whole wheat, spelt or kamut pasta, and organic brown rice are awesome alternatives. If you really want plain white pasta once in a while make sure it’s cooked to just “el dente” – you’ll absorb the sugars from the pasta more slowly.
One last tip – watch for those high calorie, high sugar lattes! Also, if you must have 3 sugars in your coffee or tea, you might want to consider limiting yourself to just one cup a day.