I think there is no one in the world who does not like the sweet taste. We have sugar-rich things day in day out. For a lot of people, sugar is a kind of happiness fuel. Just get a piece of chocolate, cake or a coke and everything will be okay. And if something makes you happy, you want more of it, don't you?
Who cares about the tons of physical and mental side effects that sugar consumption causes if it so good? It is part of our lives like the water or the air. Plus, there is not a huge label on the food boxes and packages like on cigarette that "Its high sugar content can cause a lot of diseases."
And the manufacturers know this, so they put sugar, well, into everything. Did you know that even in meat products sugar is added? It is a legal drug that keeps people addicted and forces them to buy more products from the store.
Did you know?
In 1700, the average person consumed about 4 pounds of sugar per year. In 2009, more than 50 percent of all Americans consume one-half pound of sugar PER DAY—translating to a whopping 180 pounds of sugar per year! ~ Source
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Consequently, is it possible to cut off sugar totally from your eating plan? Well, maybe but it is not going to be easy! Unless, you eat only raw food, and cook your own meals from them and use nothing from the shop.
A Guy Who Didn't Eat Sugar For a Month
Sean Routledge lived without sugar for 30-days, but it was not easy for him. Sometimes, mainly at the beginning, he suffered as a drug addicted.
But as the days passed he started getting better and better. In the end, he felt himself like never before. He became both mentally and physically at the top.
In the following video, he shares his experiences, and tell a lot of interesting nutritional advice, too. It is worth to watch this 15-minute video to understand why sugar is so bad for you, and there is life without it.
What about me?
Well, I don't want to cut sugar totally of my life, because rarely a piece of sweet thing is better than anything else. But I have already made serious steps to reduce my sugar intake.
For example, I used to have coffee with a lot of sugar. Now I just put milk into it. I can feel the real taste of the coffee now. (Though, my friends say it is impossible to drink such a horrible thing.)
Or, I used to have soda almost every day. It used to be a habit of mine to pick a bottle out of the fridge and gulp it down. Quicker than making juice and tastier than pure water, isn't it? But, it was just a bad habit that I got rid of slowly. Now I pack water and homemade juice bottles in my fridge.
As Sean said in his video, we have too much sugar mainly because of our bad habits. And I agree with him.
So, I recommend you to list all your habits that result in sugar intake, and start getting rid of them or substitute them with something else like I did with soda. Just pick one bad habit at once, and gradually turn to the others. Drastic changes in lifestyle do not usually work in the long run for most of us.
I hope this motivational video will help you to control your sugar intake to be strong mentally and physically.
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