In the last couple of days, I have had some very motivating eye opening experiences. There are not enough words in WordPress to use to explain,but all I ask is that you appreciate the men in your lives. If that is your husband, son, brother, father, your guy or your best friend, remember that they are basically good guys. My sister always reminds me that a man is a man…..not a woman. That is why they naturally don’t act like me! After this weekend, I am grateful for all the men in my life who try their hardest…. whatever that is for them. And I can accept what they do to make ends meet in their lives.
Thank you to all the men in my life. Your patience with me is priceless.
Now that being said:
Sugar was always meant to be a treat, a reward. But added sugar is infiltrating the food supply, and we’re not just talking soda. Let’s talk about some of the weird things sugar does to your body. Now I am not try to scare you (because I like a little sugar every now and then too!) but think of these things when you reach for some mindless candy or chips next time.
Americans swallow a whopping 13 percent of their daily calories from added sugars. That adds up to about 130 pounds per year. We can’t completely blame the fast-food industry, either. A recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey report found the majority of added sugar intake—67 percent—occurred at home. Where does sugar lurk? Salad dressings may not taste sweet, but the food industry often adds sugar to low-fat versions to make them tastier.
Eating too much added sugar allows the fructose found in sugar and high-fructose corn syrup to send your hunger hormones into a tailspin. The hormonal messages that tell your brain you’re full aren’t properly triggered, tricking your system into thinking you haven’t eaten. Where sugar does lurk? Surprisingly, in bread—and not just white bread, either. Multigrain and whole wheat generally contain about 2 grams of added sugar per slice. Read that package before you buy your bread or skip it all together.
But eating too much fructose shuts down healthy signaling in the body, meaning it takes more and more sugar to fire off signals that bring pleasure. Where sugar does lurk? Beware packaged smoothies—some tout higher sugar levels than an ice cream sundae! To take control, make your own homemade smoothies. I wonder if that why one tootsie roll can never make me feel satisfied?
Quote for this week: Chin up beautiful, don’t let it get to you.