Whenever you restrict dense refined carbohydrates you are doing your health, weight and wellbeing a favour.
The following are equivalent amounts of sugar in teaspoons in typical servings:
pasta 180g serving = 8 tsp
rice 150 g serving = 10 tsp
potatoes 150 g = 6 tsp
kumara 150 g = 6 tsp
refined breakfast cereals 30 g = 7 tsp
fruit juice 1 glass = 6 tsp
banana = 6 tsp
parsnip = 4 tsp
sultanas 60 g = 8 tsp
Instead of pasta, make zoodles with zucchini and a spiraliser.
Make cauliflower rice instead of rice.
Use new potatoes sparingly rather than old starchy ones or use celeriac as an alternative.
Use orange kumera rather than the purple ones as they are less dense starch.
Avoid glasses of fruit juice, bananas and dried fruit altogether.