Many smoothies are full of high fructose corn syrups and added sugars. If you are going to have a smoothie look for one with the label of 100% fruit smoothie made with plain yogurt. Avoid smoothies made from ice cream or sherbet. By doing this you’ll cut your sugar intake and increase vitamin and antioxidant intake.
Granola Bar (200 cal, 15 g sugars)
Have you looked at a granola bar lately? Do you wonder how it just seems to stick together like that? Well the answer is high fructose corn syrup. Instead of getting the benefit of the oats you get a spike in blood sugar. Instead try having 1 oz of cheddar cheese with a few triscuits. Instead of sugar you get protein and fibre.
Pasta Salad (300 cal,20g fat)
When you are likely have a snack or side dish you don’t want pasta to be the main ingredient. This is because it is made of mostly refined flour which means its nothing more then quick burning carbohydrates which will end in you having a spike in blood sugar. Instead of the pasta salad have egg salad. Filled with protein it will fill you up faster and help your metabolism.
Yogurt with Fruit on the bottom (190 cal, 30 g sugar)
You wouldn’t start your day off by eating an ice cream or drinking a bottle of coke would you? Then you shouldn’t eat the yogurt with fruit because it can contain the same amount of sugar as many soft drinks. Instead enjoy non-fat plain yogurt with 1/2 cup of mixed berries.