100 days of shaking off sugar!
Some research tells us that sugar is more addictive than cocaine.
We know that sugar is in nearly 80% of foods on grocery store shelves.
Sugar proves the point that not all calories are created equal.
And sugar may very well be the reason you can’t lose weight.
Sugar has got to go.
The first three components of “100 days of awesome!” all have to do with exercise:
100 days of planks
100 days of squats
100 days of push-ups
They’re all great – and exercise is so important for healthy living, even beyond the calorie burn. But if weight loss is your goal, you’re never going to get there if you don’t shake off sugar.
Throughout the “100 days of awesome!” we’re gonna talk about healthier, alternative sweeteners, ways to cut sugar cravings, lower-sugar swaps and more, but for now know that you’re probably eating too much sugar.
You know the health risks associated with all of this sugar: obesity, high blood pressure, depression, fatigue, blood sugar spikes, inflammation, bacterial imbalance in the gut, insulin resistance, diabetes and even cancer.
And the statistics are shocking: we’re consuming anywhere from 130-170 lbs. of sugar per year on average. That’s roughly 1/4 – 1/2 pound of sugar per day! The American Heart Association recommends we eat no more than 9.5 tsp or 38 grams per day.
To put that in perspective, a grande green tea Frappuccino at Starbucks has 65g of sugar – that’s nearly two days worth of sugar in a single drink!
We’re gonna start the 100 days of shaking off sugar by reading labels and adding up how many grams of sugar we’re currently eating in a day. Over the course of 100 days we’ll get it down significantly, if not all the way down to 38g/day.
After all, we’re sweet enough already!