Are you addicted to your daily can, or two, or three cans of Coke, Mountain Dew, or other soda?
Are you also someone that complains about your bulging belly or cottage cheese thighs?
Well then quit drinking that sugary soda!
Seriously…It may not seem like a big deal but you’d be amazed at how much sugar is in a soft drink and how fast it turns to FAT in your body. Soda has no nutritional value, no fiber, no vitamins, no protein, and is empty calories that just make you fat. If you don’t believe me then just watch this soda commercial now being shown in New York City:
Did you see that?! One can of soda a day can make you 10 pounds fatter in a year! And if you’re drinking more than that each day then well…you’re getting even fatter! Totally gross I know!
And soda isn’t the only culprit for added sugar in our daily diets. Added sugars can be found in a lot of daily foods including the obvious ice cream, cookies, candy, and not so obvious raisins, protein bars, yogurt, juice, pasta sauce, cereal, and more. It’s everywhere!
According to the USDA, we should be getting no more than 12 teaspoons (or 48 grams) of added sugars a day based on a 2200 calorie/day diet. That’s the same as 12 sugar cubes.
Now look at the photos below. You might be getting more than your daily sugar limit in just ONE soda. That’s not even including your other indulges for the day! Yeah big time whoa!
So if you already haven’t made the leap to cutting sugar out of your diet I’m going to highly recommend you start now! Begin with simple steps such as replacing sodas with water, sweet treats with fruit, or sugar cereals with whole grain cereal or oatmeal. Trust me your waistline won’t be disappointed!
So what are your thoughts on sugar? Are you going to take the challenge and start cutting it out of your diet?