Do you struggle with your weight? Are you addicted to sugar or crave sweets a lot?
I get it, this was me for years. I would crave sweets every single day, especially in the evening. It was almost like I needed a treat for just getting through the day. And once I get off of the sugar roller coaster, I’m good for a few days until I have a sweet treat and then the cravings are back.
I have struggled with this for Years! And it has resulted in lots of body fat on my body. As you might know, when our body gets too much sugar and it can’t process it all, it gets stored as fat. This is Exactly what has been happening to my body for years!
I used to workout A LOT! I mean like 2 hours a day. Taking spin classes, weight lifting classes, doing a million crunches, and I even would take a treadmill class. I hated running on the treadmill! But I did it because I hated the fat on my body even more.
I’ve done a lot of experimenting on myself over the years and I have found that my body can’t process a lot of sugar. I stay away from sweets with an occasional treat on the weekends when we go out to dinner. But I also try to eat fruits lower in sugar to help my body not store the sugar as fat. Even though Natural Sugar is MUCH better for us than Added Sugar and eating whole fruits have other nutritional benefits like fiber and vitamins, sugar is still sugar to my body.
Today I wanted to share with you those 5 fruits that I try to stay away with because of their higher sugar content. They are …
Figs – figs have about 16 grams of sugar per on large fig.
Grapes – 1 cup of grapes has about 16 grams of sugar.
Pineapple – 1 cup of pineapple has about 16 grams of sugar.
Mangos – a 1/4 of a mango has about 14 grams of sugar.
Cherries – 1 cup of cherries has about 13 grams of sugar.
I can remember when I was pregnant with my son and on vacation in the Caribbean. I’d have this huge plate of tropical fruit at the buffet in the hotel for breakfast each morning. I’m thinking I’m giving my baby all this wonderful foods and nutrients. Not once did I think about all the sugar. But I did notice after I ate the huge amount of tropical fruit, so started to do somersaults in my stomach! It was all that sugar!
If you are like me and have to fight that sweet tooth or want to get rid of some body fat, join my free Facebook Community, Women Staying Strong – Striving for a Healthy & Sugar Free Lifestyle.