I used to get a Hostess snack almost daily as a kid. I always wanted to be thinner like the other kids and I had no idea why I wasn’t.
Well here is a thought! I ate a lot of sugar!
I had Ding Dongs, Cupcakes, Sno-Balls and Twinkies. And even one a day is not good. They are about 25g of carbs in each piece and about 17g of sugar in them, and more in a Sno-ball at 23g of sugar. So, if you realize that it is about 4g of sugar per sugar cube, there are 4 sugar cubes in a Twinkie and a Ding-Dong, and about 6 sugar cubes in a Sno-Ball. There are 30g of carbs in a Sno-Ball.
So, you can see that they are not a healthy snack (corn syrup and other bad things) and they are fattening, but they are addicting. No wonder I was addicted to sugar and carbs. No wonder I developed a yeast overgrowth. I was a sugar junkie.
You would not go out of your way to eat sugar cubes, so every time you see sugar a s an ingredient, divide the number by 4 and that is a sugar cube. Figure out how many you are eating and start noticing your nutritional information. Don’t eat blindly. This is why there is so much obesity and diabetes in this country. People have no idea what to look for!
Look before you EAT!