Getting the enemies out of the house

The first step in quitting any bad habit is getting rid of the temptation. Just like a smoker would get rid of their cigarettes, you’ll be cleaning out your kitchen of any sugary treats and restocking with healthier options. Need healthier options!. I strongly believe that the key to lifestyle changes when it comes to diet changes is to ADD instead of taking away. Consider the kitchen clean out a way for you to add new, better-for-your foods into your life, instead of a means of depriving yourself.

Sugars are hiding EVERYWHERE

Sugars are hiding EVERYWHERE. Why? Because they make things taste better, or at least that’s what we think when our taste buds are used to consuming lots of sugar. If you’re not already, start reading labels, you’ll be surprised by the amount of sugar that you consume. Don’t be deceived by “natural” marketing. Even products that are marked “organic” or “natural” can still be filled with sugar. The bottom line is, if you’re about to eat something that isn’t directly found in nature, it’s likely had some form of sugar added to it - so beware! Here’s a list of different names that sugar goes by:

Sugar is Killing us

Sugar is driving the obesity epidemic. We’re consuming more sugar than ever – 152 lbs per person each year! Compare this to the 5 lbs of sugar that we each consumed in the year 1900, or even the 26 lbs of sugar we consumed in 1994. The intake of added sugars, such as from table sugar (sucrose), and high-fructose corn syrup has increased dramatically in the last hundred years and correlates closely with the rise of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. According to the Center for Disease Control, as of 2012, there are over 78.6 million Americans who classify as obese, that’s 35% of all adults in the United States! High sugar diets have been found to play a huge role in all sorts of di

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