The Nutrition Gospel Pt. 5: Sugar ain’t the Devil…It’s Worse

Almost there.  You almost have everything you need to clean up your diet for life.  Part 5 of the Nutrition Gospel is going to take a swing at something we all know, love, and have strong emotional and even chemical attachment to.  This week, Coach B and his break down of the initial part of the most important 100 words in fitness titled “World Class Fitness in 100 Words” will talk about that magical thing we all love; SUGAR.  In case you forgot, here is the phrase we are studying…

Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.

After chatting about the first part of this directive last week, here’s what Coach has to say about the next part: Eat… no sugar.

More specifically, no ADDED sugar.  There is sugar in fruit and veggies, but it’s naturally occuring and doesn’t have quite the same effect on you body.

Added sugar is the asshole. Yep. I said it.  As Americans, we have this crazy habit of sweetening EVERYTHING.  Whether it’s table sugar, stevia, honey, splenda, maple (or any other) syrup, agave, NutraSweet…it all does the same thing: makes food taste sweeter.

Is that such a bad thing?  Yes. Yes it is. It’s THE bad thing in MOST people’s diet.  Sugar, or the over use of it, is the reason so many people end up overweight, obese, and with Type 2 Diabetes (and a whole host of other metabolically and lifestyle related diseases).

It is by far the most dangerous thing in your diet because it seems so innocent and tastes so good.  But it wreaks so much systemic havok it’s insane and it does it so slowly we become ok with it (google boiling a frog).

The number 1 thing you can do to change your health, your weight, your body, your mind, your hormones, is to remove added sugar (real, organic, zero calorie, or otherwise) from your diet.

Do it slowly or go cold turkey, either way you’ll probably go thru withdrawls, but after you get it all out, you’ll feel and probably look like a different person.

Ditching added sugar can be crazy hard.  It doesn’t have to be.  If you’re ready to come out of the fog and finally have success with your diet, it’s time to Chat with a Coach.  We do offer JUST nutrition coaching so if you’re happy with your gym, keep going!  Let us help you with your food choices.

Have a great week!