Health Tip of the Week: Cut the Sugar

15 11 2013

My apologies for the late posting of this week’s tip! Since it will be a shorter “week” I have decided to challenge you!

Cut the Sugar!

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Halloween is over and, although I’m sure there are still lots of sweet, sugary foods snacks lying around, now is the time to cut them out. Not only will decreasing sugar consumption lower your risk for developing diabetes, it will also decrease your risk for high cholesterol, hypertension, and weight gain! Another bonus? Sugar has been shown to decrease your bodies ability to fight colds and flus so cutting it is like a natural flu barrier! I hope I’ve motivated you because I’ve definitely motivated myself!

For the next 4 days say no to any food that has added sugar, glucose, fructose, cane syrup, agave, honey, etc.

As an added challenge for the ultra ambitious, do not consume artificial sweeteners in place of the real deal. This will help your taste buds get used to foods that are less sweet and have a longer lasting impact on the amount of sugar you crave!

4 days! Go!

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