It is amazing how much of the food we eat has sugar and/or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in it! Pancakes, waffles, syrup, just about all bread, crackers (like Ritz, Townhouse), Graham Crackers, cookies, bread, biscuits, bagels, ketchup, spaghetti sauce, mayonnaise, Thousand Island/ French/Ranch/Honey Mustard Salad Dressing (and many others), barbecue sauce, some seasonings, soda, koolaid, juice cocktail (examples: grape, cranapple, sparkling juice cocktail, etc.), ice cream, pudding, cake, candy bars, chocolate, and the list goes on and on!
Here’s a funny story: when I first started, it took me about a week to weed out sugar & HFCS from what I ate and drank. For whatever reason, I thought Graham Crackers did not have sugar in it! LOL! I ate an entire box of Crackers in one sitting!
There was another instance in the 1st 10 days or so where I ate an entire box of Townhouse crackers. Since they were crackers, I thought they were “safe”, so I didn’t look at the ingredients. Then I looked and saw that they had sugar in it!
Of course, this change in food approach also meant no more ice cream, cake, or milk shakes. Several fast-food places came out with smoothies, but just about all of them put sugar in it in addition to natural fruit sugar.