How To Stop 9 Strange Effects Of Sugar #LLTV


How Sugar Is Ruining Your Life in More Ways Than You Expect It

Live Lean Nation, on today’s episode of Live Lean TV I’m showing you how sugar is ruining your life in more ways than you expect it.

Alright, as a society we are blasted with food options loaded with sugar.

The American Heart Association recommends you should limit sugar to:

– 20g a day for women
– 36g a day for men
– 12g a day for children

However, on average, people are consuming more than double this amount…

People are consuming approximately 22 tsp or 88g of sugar a day!

1) I’ve done numerous videos on why overconsuming sugar increases your fat storage…but did you also know…
2) Sugar increases your risk of diabetes.
3) Sugar increases your risk of heart disease.
4) Sugar increases your blood pressure.
5) Sugar increases your bad LDL cholesterol and lowers your good HDL cholesterol.
6) Sugar is increasing your wrinkles and saggy skin and making you look older.
7) Sugar is increasing your depression.
8) Sugar is increasing your laziness.
and finally…
9) Sugar is addictive just like a drug.

Yes, studies showed lab rats were more addicted to sugar than they were cocaine.

So with that said, kicking your sugar habits WILL NOT be easy. But you can:

Manage and limit sugar with these tips:

If you can quit cold turkey…congrats. But if you’re like most people I recommend you take it step by step.

a) If you’re used to drinking 2 cans of soda a day, reduce it to 1.5 cans next week. Then 1 can the following week, etc. Then eventually replace it with carbonated water with some added lemon or lime. Then hopefully transition to water. It’s a process. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Rather than buying a tub of ice cream and bringing it home, go out for an ice cream cone on your cheat day. Don’t bring the sugar into your castle.

b) Read ingredients lists, and be aware of hidden sugars. These are typically words ending in -ose, and syrup.

c) Start the day right by replacing your sugary cereals with hunger crushing eggs. The protein and healthy fat in eggs will make you feel more energized and satisfied throughout the day.

d) Look at the amount of sugar on nutrition labels. You’ll be surprised to see how much is in Fruit juices, Smoothies, Soda, Bread, Candy, Frozen Dinners, Condiments like Ketchup and BBQ sauce. Just being aware is the first step.

e) If you have a chocolate craving, avoid the milk chocolate bars that are loaded with sugar and grab a few squares of dark chocolate with a 70%+ level of cacao. If the label doesn’t show a % of cacao, put it back.

f) For dessert, choose natures dessert, fruit, over sugar filled desserts. Or grab 2-3 squares of dark chocolate.

g) And finally, if you feel a sugar craving coming on, change your state and environment by going for 15 min walk in the fresh air. Don’t just sit in front of the TV. It’ll make it worse.

Bottom line:

I’ve seen it time and time again from other Live Leaners. For the first 14 days, you will feel miserable. Your energy will be low. And you will be irritable (kinda sounds like a drug detox doesn’t it?) But I promise this is temporary. You’re body will adapt, energy will rise again, and natural foods will taste a whole lot better as your taste buds recover.

Turn On Your Body’s Fat Burning Switch

And don’t forget to check out my Eat Clean Live Lean cookbook, with over 200 quick, healthy, easy, affordable, and delicious paleo meals. The desserts and snacks are delicious, the meals are filling, and no sugar is added. Say goodbye to your cravings with this cookbook!


You can also get access to an 8 week meal plan, with recipes, and grocery lists to supercharge your results faster by visiting

Live Lean Cookbook iPad

It’s amazing the tasty snacks and meals you can come up with, using ALL READ HEALTHY INGREDIENTS!

I pity those “dieters” ruining their sustainable chances of Living Lean by eating boring foods.



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15 responses to “How To Stop 9 Strange Effects Of Sugar #LLTV

  1. Fruit is great, berries are low in fructose.
    Dried fruit is high in fructose sugars use sparingly. I kicked sugar years
    ago when I found out I had a fructose intolerance. Best snacks are home
    made protein balls with nuts, seeds and cacao.
    Don’t juice fruit as it takes out the five and leaves only fructose. Best
    juices to have are green, fuels the body and mind.
    Dessert home made coconut, banana ice cream. Avoid sauces they are
    extremely high in sugar. Tomato and BBQ.

  2. I quit sugar for lent… First few weeks was tough but I keep fresh fruit
    on hand so that helped

  3. Thanks for the tips Brad. Kicked it awhile ago. Now my treats are very
    low or no sugar. I can’t handle anything too sweet anymore. It does feel
    great to know that I don’t need or have cravings anymore. That is a side
    effect I have is that I don’t really crave anything sweet anymore. Doesn’t
    mean I don’t indulge here and there, but I am never dying for something.
    Just keep at it people. The payoff is well worth it. Thanks for the vid.

  4. Wow we need a video for everything these days. Can I get a video on how to
    get up every 30 minutes and and walk for 5 minutes.

  5. Fruit! If I’m feeling a sweet tooth, I’ll have half a cup of berries, a few
    bricks of 85% dark chocolate and a table spoon of nut butter, it’s a
    delicious combo.

  6. Once you stop taking sugar .. you will never EVER want it again ..
    Thanks Brad .. very good video as usual ..!! *Peace*

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