130 Pounds of Added Sugar Per Year
Live Lean Nation, on today’s episode I’m taking you on a tour of the grocery store, to show you first hand, how quickly your daily sugar consumption can add up.
That’s could be the weight of a human being.
But I just read that number is also the weight of how much added sugar is consumed in the average American diet…
IN JUST ONE YEAR!
If that wasn’t crazy enough, check this out.
That 130 pounds of sugar only accounts for sugar added to food.
To clarify, foods that have sugar naturally occurring in them, like fruit, are not even included in that 130 pounds of sugar.
And to make things even more tricky, a lot of times the ingredients list may not even show “sugar”.
Sugar can also be disguised as syrup, dextrose, and frutose, etc.
As you may guess, that’s a lot of sugary drinks like soda, energy drinks, juice, and sweetened coffee and teas.
But as I show you in this episode, a lot of that hidden added sugar is also found in the everyday processed foods we’re eating (which are often touted as healthy).
Examples of these sneaky processed foods high in sugar include (but are not limited too):
- Fruity/Gummy snacks
- Trail mix loaded with candy
- Protein bars
- Granola snacks
- Breakfast bars
- Protein drinks
- BBQ Sauce
Once again, this is only a short list.
It’s up to you to take control back of the foods you’re feeding yourself.
If you’re new to Living Lean, read the nutrition label of every food you pick up at the grocery store for the first 30 days.
You’ll be shocked by what you may learn.
The overconsumption of sugar is a real issue when it comes to weight gain (including belly fat), your metabolism, your hormones, and your overall health.
But when you’re Living Lean, your workouts are just a natural behavior that you repeat day after day.
After your workouts, and in some cases before, this is when your body requires sugar to recover, grow and repair your muscles.
So it’s not to say you can never eat sugar.
It’s just important to match your sugar intake, with your energy needs.
Plus, as a Live Leaner, we get the occasional cheat meal.
It’s about finding that balance.
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