The consumption of sugar has steadily increased thanks to the prevalence of processed foods and larger and larger containers of soft drinks provided by fast-food establishments in our society. Essentially we have become unsuspecting participants in a grand experiment to determine what the health consequences of increasing amounts of sugar has on the human body. The health literature has noted a correlation between high sugar intake and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, premature aging, osteoporosis, obesity, and cancer. Since sugar has no nutritional value, it is essentially empty Calories. People are consuming at least twice as much sugar per day than is recommended by the USDA. Unless these people are burning the extra Calories with more physical activity, the end result will be more weight gain. So this begs the question, How can I reduce my sugar consumption?
Some tips to reduce sugar consumption:
The ultimate goal is to "retrain" your taste buds to become less accustomed to sugar.
Brian Danley, CFT
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.