Today I started a 10 week program with John and Jody. John has 50 lbs to lose and Jody has 40 lbs to lose. I will be working with them for 10 weeks and I will be talking weekly about how they are doing.
First workout was 300 squats and 300 push ups… One hour later they met their goal. I know that sounds like a lot and it is but they proved to me that they can take on a challenge and reach their goal.
Follow along with us each week to hear about their progress. It is going to be fun!
Average American consumes approximately 22 teaspoons of added sugar in one day!
The truth is that the less sugar there is in your diet, the better off you are. That is not to say that you need to entirely avoid sugar, but rather that you need to be smart about the sugar you do consume. Sugar is present in many foods including fruits, vegetables, and milk, but the sugar in those foods is naturally occurring sugar.
Where is all that sugar coming from?
• 33% of added sugar comes from soda pop
• 10 % of added sugar comes from fruit drinks
• 26% of added sugar comes from commercially prepared foods, like ketchup and even peanut butter
This week’s challenge is to cut down on the “added sugars” in your diet.
We are not talking about the sugars found naturally in whole food such as fruits and vegetables but the stuff you will find in commercial and processed foods.
Some food’s that commonly add sugars are:
• breakfast cereal
• peanut butter ( sugar added brands)
• many microwave meals
• Deli meats
• Protein bars
This week’s goal is to limit our “added sugar” to approximately 6 teaspoons a day!
Look At the Label!
To determine if the food you are eating has added sugar, all you need to do is look at the label. Sugar is added when the label says any of the following: