You wake up in the morning, ready to start your day healthy so you grab some vanilla Greek yogurt, its healthy right? Your tired, you didn't sleep well last night so you swing through Starbucks for your daily caramel frappuccino. By lunch you eat your lean cuisine meal and pair it with a medium coke and add jussssst a little bbq sauce on the side. Two hours later you hit a slump and grab a snickers. By midnight the kids are in bed your husbands asleep and you tip toe to the kitchen and pull out your favorite Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Before you realize it, you've just eaten through the entire pint.
Sadly, this is what a typical American day looks like. Just calculating the grams of sugar in this scenario it comes out to 317g. That's not including everything else eaten throughout the day. That is a big difference than the recommended 25 grams.
Sugar has absolutely zero nutritional value. It is high in calories and has negative effects on your metabolism, skin and overall health. Sugar is said to be just as addictive as cocaine. Pretty gross right? Sugar is found in just about everything from donuts to salad dressing.
The good thing is, you have the power to kick it to the curb. In the beginning you might feel withdrawal symptoms (headache, irritability, etc...) but after you detox your body you will love the feeling of being refreshed, rested and clear.
You might be curious on where to start, what to eat and how to make it last!? Stay tuned for my next blog post and you'll find out!
My name is Hanna Kuyper and my mission for iamwell comes directly from my past experiences. Read more