Sugar, Sugar And More Sugar

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Oliver Eehn
Writer, Coach & Trainer
While I’m not much for social media involvement, it’s interesting to see the topics of discussion on the boards. Lately, I noticed much mention of sweet delectables such as cake, ice cream, chocolate, pastries and the like. Yeah, you know who you are and I’m talking to you!
sugar cubes stacked and scattered

Therefore, I feel the need to convey the dangers of excessive sugar intake and the health implications it could have. Normally, I’m not one to play on peoples’ fears, and I wouldn’t say I’m doing that here since I’m not trying to sell you some worthless supplement. But I feel it is my duty to educate the public when it comes to food health hazards and sugar would be near the top of my list.

When I hear about how children as young as one and two years of age are regularly consuming sodas and grow into their teen years drinking on average of three cans a day, I find that very alarming. Did you know that one 12-ounce can of soda has anywhere from 7–12 teaspoons of sugar!!!? Not to mention having no nutritional value. We also know that sugar can cause one’s insulin sensitivity to decrease, thereby causing abnormally high insulin levels. Is it any wonder why diabetes has become epidemic among our youth? Rather than give you a laundry list of all the ill effects of sugar (go to Dr. Frank’s site if you’d like to see his list, let me give you some healthier alternatives:

Instead of soda, drink 100% fruit juice (Yes, I realize juices contain various forms of sugar, but still a much healthier alternative).
Instead of donuts and pastries, eat a nutrition bar or protein bar.
Instead of pudding, have some yogurt or apple sauce.
Instead of chocolate…well, I know you ladies will tell me, “YOU CAN’T REPLACE CHOCOLATE!” However, a dark chocolate or chocolate substitute like carob would fit the bill.

These are only a few examples for how you can reduce your sugar intake. As always, you’re welcome to contact me for more ideas and strategies on how to improve your nutrition. For now, I will once again sing about it and hopefully instill the message into you in a subliminal fashion. Just sing the chorus of this tune (which many of you will recognize) in your head, or out loud if you prefer, and I’ll guarantee that you will reduce your sugar intake. Give it a try!

Check out my song “No More Sugar For Me” a parody of “Pour Some Sugar On Me” dedicated to all my sugarholic friends out there. Click here to watch the video!

About the Author:
In a business that experiences a great deal of annual turnover, Oliver has remained steadfast through it all with over 20 years in business. Being fed up with all the deception and dishonesty that occurs in the Health/Fitness industry, Oliver set out to offer a no-nonsense approach to sensible wellness without all the hype and false promises that continue to abound. Oliver is a world class personal trainer specializing in custom fitness and workout programs for individuals and small groups. If you want to improve your overall health, lose weight, get into better shape, and look and feel better, contact Oliver today!
Oliver Eehn headshot
Oliver Eehn
Writer, Coach & Trainer


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