White Sugar, Honey and (fake) brown sugar, differences explained and practical advice

White sugar is made of Fructose and Glucose (half and half).
1 tablespoon contains around 50 kcal

Honey contains more nutrients like minerals (magnesium and potassium) and antioxidants but the amount of calories are higher than white sugar so not the best alternative if your target is to lose weight and reduce your caloric intake.
1 tablespoon contains around 64 kcal 

Real Brown sugar could be very expansive and is not easy to be found in the groceries, where you can find a fake version of that, if you have any brown sugar at home

You can check if it's fake or not with a simple test: Press a few grains of sugar with a spoon to broke them in half and see inside, if the centre as well it's brown inside that means is not fake, but if it's white inside that means that was just covered with brown colourant and is just white sugar.

Fructose and Glucose (half and half) contained in Honey and Sugars will increase your glycemic index rapidly plus the craving of more sugar could increase during the day, like an addiction.

What's the plan?

  • We need time to make changes and get used to new habits, doesn't matter if you are having three or just one spoons of sugar in each of your drink, we have to think in the long term and for instance, in one month you have to multiply your daily sugar intake per 30!

  • So even if you reduce half of your usual intake just think about the huge improvements and savings at the end of the year.

  • A practical example: if you reduce 2 spoons of sugar each day, at the end of the year could be more than 700 spoons less! but if you have more than a drink per day, at the end of the year you could save more than ONE THOUSAND SPOONS of sugar.

  • Take your time to do that, your brain needs to get used to having less sugar because it's constantly asking for that.

  •  Try to reduce half a spoon each month until you get almost sugar free, if you do it little by little you will not even notice that.

If you already tried everything to reduce sugar or honey in your drinks and you can't drink it without, you have two alternatives:
  1. Reduce the number of drinks as an extreme strategy to reduce sugar consumption.
  2. Try Sweetener ( in the next post I will discuss about the best alternatives instead of sugar and honey).


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