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Simple ways to eat less sugar

Sugar has a sneaky way of making it into our food, and if we’re not careful, too much of it in any form can lead to a variety of health issues. Too much sugar can not only impact our waistline, but it can also have a negative impact on our blood sugar, energy, mood, gut health and even worse — can cause you to have more cravings. According to data from the USDA, the average American consumes 90 pounds of sugar per year (that’s equals 1.7 per pounds per week and 3.9 ounces or 110 grams per day). 

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5 Unexpected Places You'll Find Sugar

‘Tis the season for sugar creeping up everywhere — from extra treats to adult beverages. But what I love about this time of year is that it’s the true season of giving. Everyone tends to be a little bit more jolly and generous. But it can also lead to overindulging and making food choices that are less-than-healthy that can impact our health and weight.

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7 Signs You're Eating Too Much Sugar

For years, we’ve been hearing about the detriments of saturated fat and/or cholesterol on our health. But now, over the past few years, sugar has begun taking some blame for the cascade of health issues it has on the body. Today, hopefully you’re learning that it’s actually the sugar we consume (in a variety of forms) that most greatly impacts not only heart health, but so many other areas of your health, fitness, and overall lifestyle.

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Sugar: It's Addicting and Hidden


The Dirty 7 | 7 Ingredients You Don't Want in Your Food

Although our diets should be rich in whole, natural foods as much as possible, sometimes processed foods have a time and a place in our day-to-day lives.

Even with these types of products, however, a little discernment can make the best of this selection. If you do consume processed foods, there are some unique ingredients you should watch out for!

At Life Time, we’ve identified the following ingredients as the dirty seven. These seven food additives should be on your radar when choosing processed foods. Read on to learn our top seven as well as why and how you should avoid them!


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Sugar Shock

Imagine if your food was tainted with an addictive, dangerous substance without your consent. Now imagine that you were consuming it regularly - several times a day, in fact.

Over time, it caused you to inch closer and closer to a life of high blood pressure medication, heart attack scares, and obesity. Imagine consuming between three and four cups per week - every week.

How would it feel to know your parents, children, and friends were as well?

Finally, what would you think if you knew the conventional wisdom for managing these resulting health problems dictated eating a diet containing more of the substance that contributed to their development in the first place?


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The Crave Game

Do your food cravings get the best of you? 

Do you believe you just need more willpower to control them?

For most of us, at some point food cravings creep up on us. For some of us, however, cravings become a constant barrier to our health and weight loss goals, often causing us to feel out of control with our eating. We should be capable of gathering enough willpower to ignore them, we tell ourselves, but more often than not, we come up short. 

Consider a different understanding of your battle for a moment. What if cravings had little to do with willpower and more to do with physiology? 


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