Hello everyone and thank you for visiting….
When I talk about kicking your can, I mean your cans and bottles of soda.
They and other drinks are loaded with sugar! Lets look at just one 12oz. can of Mountain Dew. There is a whopping 46 grams of sugar in just one can.
Lets start by understanding that:
Women should have only 23 grams of sugar,(6 teaspoons, 100 calories per day).
Men should have only 42 grams of sugar, (9 teaspoons, 150 calories per day).
(This is the breakdown: 4 grams of sugar are = to 1 teaspoon of sugar)So I challenge you to do this for one day, now that you know the breakdown, take a plastic bag, and each time that you eat or drink a sugary food, fill your plastic bag with the appropriate teaspoons of sugar, and see what it looks like at the end of the day.
Sugar is not only in soda, it is in fruit juices. 1 8oz. glass of all natural orange juice has 21 grams of sugar, which is equal to 5.25 teaspoons of sugar.
Fruits are loaded also. A cantaloupe, 5″ in diameter contains 43 grams of sugar, which is equal to 11 more teaspoons of sugar. Almost everything that we eat and drink contain sugar.
Check the labels and pay close attention to the serving size. Most cans of soda are two servings.
Over consumption of sugar will sabotage your weight. You will never lose weight!
After watching the Super bowl commercials I realized that there lots of people who love Doritos! But many people I know complain of the bad breath that follows eating Doritos. Well, what I found out is that Frito-Lay does this on purpose! What they do to get you to eat so many, is add MSG, monosodium glutamate, which is sodium salt of glutamic acid. It is addictive and increases your appetite. It also gives you the “Bad Breath”! They do this to create a “longer hang- time flavor”. This is why they are so popular.
Ok, the bottom line is that Diabetes, and Obesity, are two of the biggest health problems, which causes even more health problems, in America. Sugary foods will never make you healthy, nor will they make you lose weight. Measure your sugar intake in the plastic bag, just for one day and see what the results are. Then make the proper changes to reduce the amount of sugar in your daily diet. Make small changes each day.
Remember to make a memory every day, and don’t apologize for who you are……rebecca