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Could You Lose 20 Pounds in 5 Weeks Doing THIS?

by Lisa Hirsch Lozano 4:48 PM, April 24, 2017

Aired June 27, 2017

Did you know that the average American eats three pounds of sugar in a WEEK? And over 150 pounds of sugar in a YEAR? That’s according to Dr. Ian Smith and in his new book Blast the Sugar Out, he has something to say about it. He claims that if you follow his plan you can lose 20 lbs in five weeks and lower your blood sugar.

HOW MUCH SUGAR SHOULD YOU BE EATING?

Dr. Ian says women should consume no more than 100 calories (about 25 grams) of added sugars per day. Most men should consume no more than 150 calories (about 37.5 grams) each day.

That’s about six teaspoons of added sugar a day for women and nine for men.

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WHAT ARE SOME GOOD LOW-SUGAR MEAL IDEAS?

Breakfast: 1 cup of oatmeal with ½ cup skim, fat-free or reduced-fat milk; ½ teaspoon honey

Power Ups: 1 slice of whole-grain toast w/ ½ teaspoon of sugar-free jelly

Lunch: grilled chicken salad (2 cups mixed greens with 3 ounces of skinless diced chicken; 1/3 cup chopped bell pepper; 1/3 cup chopped onion; 5 cherry tomatoes; 1/3 cup shredded carrots; 2 tablespoons of fat-free, light salad dressing)

Power Ups: 1 small apple

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Snack: 40 goldfish crackers

Dinner: Garlic-Herb Marinated London Broil (241 calories, 0 g sugar)
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Power Up: Herb-Crusted Beefsteak Tomatoes (101 calories, 2 g sugar)

HOW TO TEST YOUR BLOOD SUGAR

Dr. Ian says you want your blood sugar to be 140 or less. To find out your number, see your doctor, or pick up a finger-prick device at your local pharmacy and test your blood -- it only takes five seconds to give you a reading. Watch the video below for a demonstration.