Health

How much sugar we should be consuming

Sugar. It’s addictive, it can be hidden in our favourite ‘healthy’ foods and it is highly connected to weight gain.

Everyone’s daily energy requirements are different as they’re determined by our weight, height, age and gender.

So we have made it easy for you to see how much, on average sugar you are consuming each day.

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How much sugar are you consuming?

The World Health Organisation recommends that we have no more than 10 per cent of our total daily energy intake from ‘free sugar’, but strongly suggest reducing it even further to 5 per cent per day.

On average

• For a 3-6 year old child this means anything from 2 and 1/2 teaspoons to 13 teaspoons of sugar per day.
• 7-12 year olds average 3 -19 teaspoons of sugar per day
• 13-18 year olds average 5 and 1⁄2 -14 teaspoons of sugar per day
• 19-70 year old men average 7-15 teaspoons of sugar per day
• 19-70 year old women average 5 and 1⁄2 -12 and 1⁄2 teaspoons of sugar per day

Finding out your own energy requirements is pretty easy (you can use the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge App to work out your daily calorie requirements), then you can customise your ‘free sugar’ limits based on your own needs, and aim for a 5-10 per cent daily total.

The Sugar Detox 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has meal plans that are low in free sugars, to make it much easier for you to reduce your daily sugar intake and get closer to what you should be aiming for, to help with weight loss and improve your overall health.

There is also loads of information available in the Sugar Detox 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge to educate you on the best ways to reduce your sugar intake, what to look out for when reading food labels, and what are the best choices when you are adding sugar to your meals etc.

Join the Sugar Detox 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge this April!

Sugar detox Challenge

With more than 4,000 delicious (and healthy) recipes, 350 exercises & 24/7 support – the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is designed (and proven) to help busy mums like you lose weight!

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written by:

Katie Fowler

Katie is a yoga loving writer from Sydney's northern beaches. With a flair for healthy baking you can find her scouring Instagram for the latest take on raw brownies and trolling Pinterest for interior design inspiration!