Have your Cake and Eat it Too!

Sugar has become a cultural taboo and often labeled as “bad” for us. Labeling a food as “good” or “bad” can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food, disordered eating, or eating disorder and may lead to adverse medical outcomes.  Sugar, in moderation, can fit into a healthy diet.  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends that 10% of our total daily calories can come from simple sugar.  This can range from 150 – 250 calories a day, depending on your individual calorie needs.  In the Huffington Post, Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LCSW-C shares three reasons why we shouldn’t quit sugar and how abstaining can have a negative effect on our relationship with food, on our enjoyment of food, and on our social life:  Why you Shouldn’t Quit Sugar

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