Let's have a countdown of the worst chocolates to eat based on their sugar content, while totally keeping in mind we all want to eat every single one of these, possibly all at the same time. I ask you to bridle yourself as we go through this chocolatey, delicious and terrible list together.
Before We Begin...
I chose to present you this list in a grid format so you could get a better overall sense of sugar content, and easily scale the list for "which is better?" questions. As a chocolate lover myself, it was incredibly difficult to do research without eating all of the evidence. Luckily, I'm not in a chocolate coma somewhere in a hospital, and luckily for you, I survived to share the tale!
What's the maximum amount of sugar I should have in a day?
Linda recommends eating less than 25g of sugar a day.
Is sugar the only thing to worry about?
Besides the sugar content in these chocolate bars, there's also preservatives, chemicals, and the two obvious- fat and salt.
What Chocolates Do You recommended?
Worst Chocolates To Eat
What Surprised Me The Most
6 weeks ago if my son came running up to me and asked "Can I have an entire Hershey's Bar or a handful of M&Ms?" I'd first want to know where all the chocolate was they found, and after that, I'd tell them to just have some M&Ms. What sane mother would let their child eat an entire Hershey's bar??
Well, surprisingly, a handful of M&Ms has 28g of sugar while (an entire!) Hershey's Bar only has 24g. Children are recommended a maximum of 13g of sugar a day, a handful of M&Ms is twice their daily maximum.
I was also surprised that 9 pieces of Kisses had the same amount of sugar as only 5 pieces of Dove. I mean, hey, if you're going down that ugly path of indulgence, at least get your chocolate's worth out of it and go with the 9 pieces!
I would of also thought that Almond Joy (21g of sugar) and bars like 3 Musketeers (40g of sugar) would more closely linked. Who knew it was better to eat sugar soaked coconut than the fluff filling of a 3 Musketeers bar?
I hope this list helps you to make the best choices. None of us are ever going to be perfect. Strive to make the best choices with what you have. If you're gonna eat some chocolate, I hope this list helps you eat a little less sugar in the process!
Let's start out with a candylious game and see how much you already know about candy. Ready? Let's go!
So how did you do?
Knowing that you shouldn't eat more than 25g of sugar a day really makes you rethink candy doesn't it?
But if you're going to fall off the wagon, if you're going to binge eat, or just "take one piece"...
Here are the Top 10 Worst Candies to eat starting with the least amount of sugar.
Top 10 Worst Candies To Eat
...And the number one, highest sugar content candy is...
The next time you have a candy craving, check this list out before you get your sugar high on.
To learn more about sugar and why it's so harmful to you, checkout our other articles on sugar by clicking below.
The Boom Of A.I. in Health & Wellness Apps
Something genius has happened: between the boom of A.I. and advanced marketing studies, thanks to companies like Google and Apple, companies know more about you than ever before. They are able to go to the very heart of what you want most, and sell you a product “customized” for you. But the majority of multi million dollar companies didn’t get that way by putting the customer first, they earned it through marketing studies, polling data and countless live tests in beta.
Let’s look at the many Fitness App’s that claim to give you coaching. These enterprises claim to give you a coach in your pocket based on your needs. But in reality, it’s just a series of pre-recorded videos. There is no real personalization. It’s based 100% on automation driven by your input. It’s built once, and used over and over by their users, racking in substantial gains for the company.
The system works in a “if this, then that” mode- like most “personalized” services in the App world do. If a customer clicks “This”, then make “that” happen. You’re being funneled through various automated components, like a rat in a maze.
Then there are “therapy” apps that claim to provide you with a counselor for “only X amount a week”. They promise you that they will listen, give advice and help you feel better. But in reality, it’s just the same IFTTT (if this then that) model. These companies evaluate all possible responses and then give automated actions to all of them, from your texts to your emails, to what services they recommend. Think of it like Amazon. But instead they are using this model to gain your information they can later use (for free) in newer products to earn even more revenue. It’s also incredibly misleading to the folks who think they are receiving real personalized care. Most figure it out within a few weeks, but they’ve already paid for it and are out the money.
So what are you really buying? A string of automations built by computer nerds based off the polling data and marketing tests the company performed to reach maximum profit. But let’s say that none of this bothers you, let me share with you why it also doesn’t work.
AI Only Gives You What You Want, But You Don’t Always Want What You Need
Growing means doing things we don’t want to do, but that will build value and character in us. It is the journey of difficulty that makes you strong. An automated system will only do what you tell it to do. Quite frankly, most of us do know what we want, but have no idea what we need. Often we confuse the two and end up feeling like a failure. The truth is, most of us have no freaking clue what we need. Need evidence of it? Look back at yourself 15 years ago…. you thought you knew it all… but did you? You thought you needed him/her or that job….but did you? How about that awesome fashion style you rocked? What you think you need, what you want, and what you actually need are generally three different things. But a computerized system doesn’t know that.
You say you’re angry, but you’re really depressed. The automated system doesn’t know that. It can’t think, and thus will apply the wrong information into your follow-up automation. What happens when you learn the system and start ignoring it (admit it, you do it!)? What if a tragedy occurs, or you come down with the flu- no A.I. can take the place of a human being. You don’t always know what you need, so how can A. I.?
But people know what they want- they want it all, and they want it all now. Companies know this and are employing the newest technology to make money off you. From easy downloadable apps to “only 3 minute a day” programs, to vibrating belts for weight loss- they are all out there and ready to “help you”. When you engage in these, you are buying a series of responses from a computer, no more, no less. Just like Siri.
It may be more profitable to replace people, but it will never be real. If you are looking for Apps on your phone for Fitness, contact your MyCoach directly for recommendations or visit our Resource List Page to view some tried & tested Apps we support. Quick, automated, and easy will never get you anywhere worthwhile. Only dedication, will and hard work will get you there. Don’t be fooled by marketing ploys.