Healthy Lifestyle, Special Needs Parents

Sugar Is Toxic – My Journey

We all know that sugar is bad for us. Yes??
If you didn’t then maybe you have been hiding under a rock! Remember the Dentist telling you how sugar can hurt your teeth?
Sugar is toxic For our bodies, our teeth and our overall health!
 Unfortunately sugar is in almost everything!!
This past month while on an extended vacation in Maine I realized so much about how Sugar affects me and my son especially since we have been 99% Sugar free now for three years. I figured I am on vacation why not enjoy.  There were birthday parties, dinners out, and of course staying in someone elses home. My control was a bit limited.

I  tried to be careful on what I ate but many times it was a challenge. The only thing that I introduced into my body that I had not had in a long time was food with Sugar.  It made me sick in ways that I have not felt in years. I was hurting my body, and yes even my sons. I should have been a stronger person but now that  I know how it affects us It will never happen again. 

 
It is now one of my top priorities and a passion of mine help spread the education of this toxin to others, my family, my friends; on the dangers of consumption of sugar.
I am by no means an expert but what I will be sharing with you on my experiences over the next few weeks will hopefully help you to think twice about the foods you are purchasing, and consuming.
I will be doing some videos and blogs in the coming weeks sharing my journey with and without sugar with you all when I return home.
Like body aches, mental fog, exhaustion, digestive issues just to name a few!!

I see so many people that I care about that are trying to live a healthier lifestyle, yet sugar is everywhere in their home, in their lives!

We all have heard the research, maybe even seen a few videos but if you are still consuming it then you are putting you and your family at risk!

I want to share with you some research and a documentary that I found while doing some research!!

 

Sugar Coated  – The Documentary

 

 

Some Further Resources!!! 

 

 

Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L

http://www.robertlustig.com/

fructose overload infographic

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Food and Society A Moms Heartfelt Rant

We are home from our weekend getaway we had a blast but honestly I am feeling it!! Even though we did a whole bunch of walking my food was off, my water was off and I didn’t do any targeted exercising. It wasn’t super horrible, but I did indulge a little. I still had my shake, some cut up veggies, and some other healthy snacks with me. But even just the little slip ups I had though I am feeling it. It is hard when you travel we all struggle with it at one time or another. From the bloated stomach to the lack of energy it is all there because I made some poor choices on my nutrition and did not get any type of a structured workout in.
 
I know I will bounce back from my few days of craziness because I have worked to establish good healthy habits that will last a lifetime. So 2 maybe 3 days I will be back on track!!
So now I have to rant for a minute!!
 
As I watched people this weekend I could not help but feel for them!! Many were over weight, had health issues, physical issues etc. This was a disabilities conference! Yet the stuff I saw some of them eating I just wanted to run up to them and yell STOP!!!
 
So this is a shout out to the very very large women who could barely walk with out sitting down every 2 feet, yes you the one who had 2 cases of soda for one weekend on her wagon and a McDonald’s bag in her hand!
To the parent who had a toddler that was out of control yet was giving them chocolate and soda to drink!!
To the vendors that had chocolate and other sweets instead of fruit or veggies!! Stop!
Every where I turned there was sugar and sweets, chips, fatty food, etc. It was crazy!! The number of obese people including children that I saw this weekend saddened me. I believe as a society we have to make healthy changes not just for use but for our future generations!
This is our society now and people are turning toward medicine and doctors instead of being responsible for it themselves. To me this is sad!! It doesn’t have to be this way!
I didn’t always think like this! It took me getting sick to wake up! I used to be one of those people. I didn’t think about what it was I was putting in my body or feeding my family as long as it tasted good and was affordable. I am so glad that I have made these changes to a healthier lifestyle! 
Now I am not saying it is the cause or cure for everything but I know what a difference it has had on me and my health. On my families health!! My energy, my bowels, blood pressure, my fatigue! They all improve when I don’t have that junk in my system!!
 

You really are what you eat!! This is NOT a Myth!!   80270732aa23ebbdd9d7906b389e3c48

I guess my rant here right now is to say that if you are feeling like crap, tired all the time and going to doctor after doctor then take a minute and look at what you are eating. What about your children!  How much sugar, fried, fake, or fatty foods did you or they eat today??!!??
 
OK I am done, thanks for listening!!!! 🙂
 
I am ready to get back to my routine tomorrow!!! If you are ready to take that first step then I would love to help you and be your coach.  Just click here!!