Is Sugar Evil?

Everywhere I look and everywhere I read, I have been seeing articles, and studies that are continually showing strong evidence to the fact that sugar is possibly the #1 cause of the obesity and health related illnesses.  Over the past 30 years we have consumed quite a bit less fat in our diets, and that obviously hasn’t helped lower obesity rates.  But the amount of sugar that we have been eating has become staggering.  It is in everything we eat.

I have written many articles on the sugar subject.  Below you will find a couple links to previous articles.

The bitter truth: This blog post and video have probably helped more of my clients lose weight than any other article I have posted.

The sugar experiment part 1

The sugar experiment results part 2

Confessions of a sugar addict

Within the last week I have come across two very well written articles on the problems with sugar.  I share these with you in hopes that you will read them and will become more and more knowledgable about your body and how the foods you put in it, directly affect your health.

This first article I am going to share with you, was sent to me from my good friend Dr. Isaac.  This article, gets a little bit chemistry heavy towards the middle, so for those of you who have taken biochemistry, you will really enjoy it.  🙂  If you don’t care about the science so much, then just skim through those couple pages.

I found it extremely interesting how the different carb types affect the body, and how some lead to obesity more than others.

Click here to read article

The second article was sent to me from my client Aimee.  This is a New York times article that takes a very good look at sugar in our society.  It is extremely well written.

Click here to read NYT article

It is my hope that you maybe think twice about drinking sodas or eating candy on a regular basis.  Just like anything else, moderation is key and a little sugar probably won’t do you any harm.  But if you can start to shift yourself away from sugar, I can almost promise you, you will lose weight, have more energy,  have less aches and pains, and sleep better.

I want to challenge those of you who have a sugar problem to try to not eat added sugar for 14 days and see how you feel.

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  1. Do natural sweets like fresh fruit, dried plums with no added sugar, etc., count as sugar when you are trying to do the two week/no sugar experiment? I’m assuming that “sugar” in this case means actual refined sugars, brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and anything that wouldn’t naturally be found in a food.

    • Jenny,

      Great question, yes fruits do count as sugar… fruit contains quite a bit of fructose. But unlike regular sugar, fruit provides many other benefits such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and so on.

      So even though it contains quite a bit of sugar it is different.

      As for the challenge, you could do it either way. Maybe try one week off of all sugar, and then a second week eating fruits. I am not a big fan of dried fruit because the concentration of sugar is even great.


  2. Funny… I also received this about sugar in another email today!

    worth checking out

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