Sunday, February 28, 2010

Off to LA and day 25 of no sugar. More sugar info. 1/28/2010

I am packing my bags, getting ready to go to LA. I am excited to introduce LA to intenSati. If you live there please come and take class. You can see my schedule at and I can put you on the guest list if you are not a member of Equinox. I will also be teaching classes at Agape international. If you have friends there let them know they are invited as well.

Today is day 25 of no sugar. The goal was 30 days but I think I will keep going. It has definitely gotten much easier although I still have cravings for sugar. I am now adding fruit back into my diet but still leaving out the sugar in any other form.

This month I have been researching what sugar does to our health. I was impressed by how sugar negatively affects our health in so many ways. I will just name a few out of the list of over 140.

Sugar can cause or lead to:
premature aging
learning disorders in children
the growth of candida or yeast infections
increase cholesterol
suppress the immune system
can make the skin wrinkle by changing the structure of collagen
food allergies
toxemia during pregnancy
many types of cancer, lung, rectum,
causes inflammation
increases the chances of getting irritable bowel syndrome

Moderation in anything is ok but it is very difficult in our society to have sugar in moderation because it is in most packaged and processed products. The average person now eats around 48 teaspoons or 1/2 cup of sugar per day.

Sugar comes by many names
barley malt
brown sugar
beet sugar
cane sugar
date sugar
evaporated sugar cane
fruit juice concentrate
high fructose corn syrup
rice syrup
raw sugar

"The body's threshold for added sugar is about 2 teaspoons of added sugar at one time, two to three times a day" Suicide by sugar

Going cold turkey for many is too challenging especially if you are addicted to sugar. Try simply making a conscious choice to reduce your sugar intake weekly.

How to tell if you have a sugar addiction?
What do you eat on a daily basis?
Soda, how many per day?
sugar or sweetener in your coffee?
do you use honey, agave, molasses?
Do you need something sweet after every meal?
Are most of your snacks sugar laden?
If you consume sugar everyday from one or more of these sources you may be consuming too much sugar.

Become aware of how you are treating your body. There is a consequence to everything we eat, think, drink, say and do. With food, it takes some time before the consequences of abuse show up. Be mindful of what you are putting in your mouth, how much and how often. Nothing is more important than your health.

Books to read about sugar addiction:
Sugar Shock
Suicide by Sugar
Lick the sugar Habit

In good health,

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