Why do the powers that be not realize that the traffic lights system used on packaging is of such limited value. The ordinary shopper ( that's most folk) looks at the front of the pack and thinks low sugar means eat all you like. Mmm
I have friends, T2s, who guzzle anything with less than 3% sugar cos they think it's safe. Friends who don't know that it's carbs that matter, not just sugar. It never crosses their minds to look on the back of a packet, even if they did they probably wouldn't see the significance of the total carbs. Still other friends wanting to share some stupid celeb sugar - free recipe that they say is sooo great, are the people who keep putting these recipes in magazines to dim to realize that maple syrup, honey , agave nectar and dried fruit are all sugar. Try telling them it doesn't only come in granulated form!
Something else that really annoys me is the supermarket mags, loads of interesting recipes, all fat, calorie and SUGAR counted. Is it too much to ask them to include the total carbohydrate content. Yes, I have spoken to several of them. I suppose I don't count, there is supposed to be a diabetes epidemic. Well, I think I know where to start tackling some of it!
Human beings are a product of evolution. We are programmed to find food as easily as possible, that is our nature, we are opportunists, that's why there are so many of us. To avoid the fastest food is really against our nature so I think it is a shame that people can try so hard to be healthier only to have their best efforts sabotaged by those who could help. The experts have painted themselves into a corner and still won't accept they have been wrong.