5 things your dietitian wants you to stop doing

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1. Cutting out sugar but loading up on agave nectar, organic maple syrup and honey

You've cut out all sugar, yet you are piling on the honey, organic maple syrup or agave nectar. Many people do this, but it isn't entirely your fault considering the misinformation popping up in sugar-free recipe books and on health gurus' websites. You're simply substituting refined sugar with different versions! Excessive sugar intake is problematic and the World Health Organisation has recommended that sugar intake not exceed 5% of our total energy intake. If you want a sweet treat keep it small.

Read: Sugar-sweetened beverages

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