Make Yourself Aware of Hidden Sugars

ABC News' Dave Zinczenko reports the latest news about tracking sugar in your diet.
1:58 | 01/15/17

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Many of us are entering 2017 vowing to lose weight. One way to do so is to cut sugar. As it happens, ABC news nutrition and wellness correspondent Dave zinczenko is out with a new week, called "The zero sugar diet." If you cut out sugar, you can lose up to a pound a day. Goodmorning. How are you? Good, though having the doughnuts here is tempting. We're taking in an extra 400 calories a day in added sugar. Four times what's recommended. And these are empty calories. Not essential calories. You have to get that sugar down to about 25 dwrgrams a day. Gnat's what the city roe sugar diet is all about. You're talking about added sugar. Added sugars. The food manufacturers are putting it in everything. There's a pasta sauce there that has a doughnut's worth of sugar in it in just a half cup. Here we have a chicken salad, this has 80 grams of added sugar. This is eight conuts' worth. In the dressing or the -- The whole thing. It's part of the seasoning. And then, that rack of ribs, the half rack of ribs next to you, 124 grams of added sugar in it. That's the equivalent of those dozen doughnuts. I still want to eat all of it, just for the record. One of the things I like about your plan. You can still eat quite a bit. Jour still eating three meals. A couple of snacks a day. The book has dozens of recipes. We have 500 store-recommended products. So, to make it easy to shop. To make sure you're not getting added sugar in your diet. Dave zinczenko, thank you. I got the name right this time?

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