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Laid Out in Cubes: Sugar Alert!

Sometimes we all need a visual reference to help understand exactly how many calories we are actually eating. While the website This Is Why You're Fat has covered the territory of crazy fast food splurges, Sugar Stacks lays out the sugar content of foods in the easily identifiable measurement of sugar cubes. One sugar cube contains about a teaspoon of the sweet stuff and 11 calories. Take a gander at how much sugar is in a medium chocolate shake from McDonald's:
I particularly like the Sugar Stacks comparison of shakes, since I am on a kick about watching liquid calories, but I also appreciate the photos of the sugar cubes and sauces.

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Allytta Allytta 8 years
WOW. i'm so glad i don't drink soda and switched to fructose instead of sugar...
deanna024 deanna024 8 years
This Web site is somewhat of a fallacy. You see the photos of the sugar cubes and you think, oh, that's how much sugar goes in it. But in some cases, there is naturally-occurring sugars in foods. Check your milk label -- there's sugar listed in the nutritional info, but there's none added in the ingredient list. I mean, you could put a peach or banana up there and put some sugar cubes next to it -- fruits have sugars in them, but no added sugar. So that chocolate shake above? Some of those cubes actually represent naturally-occurring sugars in the milk. It's the added sugars you have to watch out for.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
This is a great website, I think showing people with visual aids is better than telling them how much sugar is in food. I'm never going to eat an Oreo McFlurry at McDonald's again, and I used to looooove them. *sigh*
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
i like the site a lot, esp with the fruit
mem952 mem952 8 years
this website is amazing! such as simple idea but it makes you realise how sugary processed food can be. i've cut down significantly on the amount of sugar i eat and it has totally cleared my problem skin!
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 8 years
oh i love strawberry milkshakes from macdonalds.... i've not had one in years though... doubt i will anytime soon! wonder how much is in redbull......x
danni2009 danni2009 8 years
Yikes. Not that I would ever drink that anyway.
amandaaa amandaaa 8 years
love it
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I read an article in my Parent's magazine about kids' diets and sugar and a nutritionist had the mom scoop out sugar to see how much was really in everything. It's baffling! You read how many grams there is but unless you see it there isn't much of a connection. The same with fat content.
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