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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

Robert Lustig

fructose overload infographic

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It Is Unhealthy But Call It What You Want – The Courage To Change


I am not going to pretend to be an expert !
You don’t have to be an expert just look around at your neighbors look at your community look at your family, you will see that we have a problem with obesity in this country! Even in my own family we still face the struggles of fighting obesity every day! My son, my fiance, even myself. I may have lost a lot.of weight but I am still considered over weight.
I can only speak through my experiences! But I’m telling you it doesn’t have to be this way but it does take strength courage and honesty to make the first step!

Strength – Begin making those difficult choices of exercise and eating healthy
Courage– To keep doing it day after day and fight those negative thoughts and doubts that you will have!
Honesty -Being honest with yourself that you want to or need to make the change!

To often I hear from people who are overweight and unhealthy that they are fine!

Yes I was also one of them!! I didn’t want to see the truth because it was hard!

 I know it is hard to admit to oneself that there is a problem, and this is the hardest hardest step to take!!!  Being honest with yourself that you are unhealthy and overweight and you want to make that change  happen is the first step to change! You are not alone! There are those out there that want to help and yes I am one of them!

Now as a coach I want to personally help and Mentor anyone who was wanting to do this! Who is Ready!! Who is tired of trying fads that don’t work!!

I am not a fitness professional I am not a nutritionist what I am is a mom with a real life and a real family with real experiences on making these changes for myself!