Hiking Ensign Peak

Hiking Ensign Peak
My cute exercising family!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

STRIKE SUGAR - In September!!!
As of September 1st, I gave up sugar for the month.

Yup, zero, nada...zilch.
Want to join me?
No more processed foods with sugar, no soda, no fake sugars...(aspartame, splenda..etc.)
Let's take a look at soda for a minute. Coke and Coke Zero, Diet Coke or any soda with caffeine. Caffeine is a diuretic. This means it hinders the kidney's ability to retain water...not healthy.
Diet sodas in medical studies are linked to something called metabolic syndrome which is a condition associated with increased risk of abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.
artificial sweeteners (aspartame, splenda) increase the body's desire to eat and contribute to increased weight gain so be careful!
Day 1 was pretty easy....I am on to day two with my cutie daughter Morgan, who is trying
it along with me. I have given her a little slack, and she can chew gum...hey, she is 13! We had a huge family party yesterday, complete with cheesecakes...and we did just fine. Lots of water before meals makes you feel more full.
Day 2 is well underway, and so far so good! We tried fresh fruit on our oatmeal, to make up for the brown sugar we usually have, to give it a little sweet taste, and Morgan had a little Agave on hers.

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