How I Quit My Soda Habit

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As a child of the 80s and 90s, I grew up drinking sodas. We got Happy Meals at McDonald’s as special treats and I would slurp down a Coke in seconds flat. My dad loved Pepsi, so those were always in the fridge and we could have one at dinner every now and then. Although I drank plenty of water too (I was a dancer so was constantly in class or rehearsal) I would often stop and get a soda at a drive-thru once I got my license. It wasn’t until my senior year of high school that I had to stop… [Read more…]

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Aww Sugar, Sugar

“you are my candy girl… and you got me wanting yoooooou.”
┬áLove that song. Moving on…
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So I was going to write this big post on sugar and get up on my soapbox and everything, but I’m just going to tell you a fact and then you can do with it what you will. There. Here it is:
4.2 grams of sugar = 1 teaspoon of sugar
“Yeah, ok. a teaspoon isn’t that big. So what?” OK, so now go get a teaspoon of sugar and pour it into your hand to see how much a teaspoon actually is. Go ahead, I know you’re at home while you’re reading this (neglecting your family/dinner/chores) or you’re at work, (not writing proposals and ignoring emails) and there’s sugar around.
No? OK, OK I’ll show you. This is a teaspoon of sugar in a pile in your hand and then all shook up and spread out. I promise my hand’s not that fat looking in real life.
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The point of this? Take a look at whatever you’re eating/drinking all day and check out how many grams of sugar are in it. Then, divide that number by 4.2. So that Vitamin Water you got there? 13 Grams of sugar = 3 TEASPOONS OF SUGAR! In WATER. Dumb? You betcha. Thinking that yogurt + fruit + cereal mixed together is a good idea? Add all those grams up to see how many teaspoons of sugar are in the mix, then decide. Don’t even me started on soda. OK, that’s all I’m gonna say. Have a lovely, low-sugar day, peeps!
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