Blogs about Sugar

What Americans Can Learn from Canadians

I never had much interest or knowledge about Canada growing up. All I knew was that Canada would be the butt of joke for many Americans.

Is Soda Bad for Your Brain? (And is Diet Soda Worse?)

Both sugary, diet drinks correlated with accelerated brain agingAmericans love sugar. Together we consumed nearly 11 million metric tons of it in 2016, according to the US Department of Agriculture, much of it in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages like sports drinks and soda.

Benefits of Potassium on Weight Loss

What do you think is hindering you from achieving your goal weight, even if your diet is spot on?The problem with diets these days is not the diet itself, but the lack of knowledge, along with nutritional deficiencies that is preventing you from looking and feeling at your ultimate best. Potassium (K+) is a key electrolyte that is needed for bodily functions such as muscle building, blood pressure, brain and nerve function, regulating metabolism and maintaining body fluid balance.

Nutritional Label Distortion- “Net Carbs” do they really matter?

Low carb, high fiber, sugar free, high protein are the words you see on majority of manufacturing boxes, wrappers and packaging labels but yet “net carbs” is the real number that consumers are focusing on, that are listed boldly and marketed on the front. So you may ask the question does “net carbs” really matter?

Are FRUITS good for you?

YES , fruits are good for you! 

How to reduce cravings

Intense cravings are usually caused by:-low levels of sleep-poor daily potassium levels (we need 4700mg per day, most don't even come close to that)-poor intake of healthy fats-dehydration-nutrient deficiency-high stress - we seek comfort and receive comfort by eating high sugar filled food.-poor gut health Below are some strategies for  minimizing the urge. Short term (the moment you feel the craving)

Sugaraholic's anonymous

She's crafty… …and all of our brains are extremely good at rationalizing to get what they want. This is the kind of nonsense we all are capable of and I quote, “I only smoke when I drink and I only drink if I need to smoke. So, unless I need to smoke or drink, I never drink or smoke.” Laugh but it’s true. My name is Tanner Shultz and it’s been 3 months since my last sugar binge. For stronger living,

What does a health and fitness coach do?

MY JOB as a health and fitness coach is to… ·      Inspire and educate with insightful and applicable health and fitness content that improves lives. YOUR JOB as an interested person in health and fitness is to… ·      is to let me know if I’ve done mine. *Why I do it: I’m a recovering sugar addict. I bombed at 2 of my 3 marathons. I’ve found a better way to perform at my best.  

Benefits of Exercising in Diabetes

Did you know that about 9.3% of the American population suffers from diabetes? You heard that right. Further, 27.8% of these people do not know that they have diabetes. So what is this condition that ails the nation?What is Diabetes?

Dietary Myths Surrounding Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition when the body’s blood glucose levels are higher than normal. In a healthy person, the hormone insulin helps metabolize sugar that you receive from food. When insulin does not perform this function, or there is no insulin produced in the body, the sugar is not metabolized and reaches high levels. This condition is known as diabetes. Why diabetes is a huge concern