Are you completely sabotaging your diet before 10am? You wake up, start your morning routine… brush your teeth, make the bed, grab a “healthy” breakfast and get your day going. I bet you had absolutely no idea that what most Americans consider to be a nutritional breakfast like oatmeal or yogurt is actually completely LOADED with sugar.

We are consuming over double the daily limit of SUGAR in breakfast alone. The chart below will shock you! It shows you all the common items we are eating daily and not recognizing the amount of sugar that is adding up throughout our day.

Dr. Robert Lustig, a professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, and a pioneer in decoding sugar metabolism, says that your body can safely metabolize at least six teaspoons of added sugar per day. Since most Americans are consuming over three times that amount, the majority of the excess sugar becomes metabolized into body fat – leading to all the debilitating chronic metabolic diseases many people are struggling with.

  • Sugar overloads and damages your liver.
  • Sugar increases your uric acid levels.
  • Sugar causes tooth decay.
  • Sugar can give you cancer.
  • Sugar is highly addictive.

Sugar Increases Your Risk of Disease

One of the most severe effects of eating too much sugar is its potential to wreak havoc on your liver, leading to a condition known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). If you think that’s the only way eating too much sugar wreaks havoc on your body, you’re dead wrong. Read more about how much worse it is for you.

Check out these common foods that are loaded with sugar that will shock you! Who knew that eating oatmeal for breakfast would amount to nearly an entire days worth of sugar?

sugar consumptionInfographic found here on DailyBurn

Companies are sneaking in sugar every chance they get and trying to mask it by showcasing that something is “light” or “low fat”. Sugar= fat, so don’t be fooled!

So, please start checking labels and noticing just how fast your sugar consumption can add up! There are plenty of safe and healthier alternatives like sweetening your plain oatmeal or unsweetened yogurt with stevia and berries, or using raw honey for an added all natural sweetness.

We have tons of great recipes that will help you use these substitutes properly in our nutrition book.

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