Monday, May 17, 2010

Sugar - the (un)Sweet Truth

Sugar is a fat maker and an energy tease. Sugar makes everything delicious, but when you strip away its yummy goodness you're left with a substance that tells your genes to store fat and gives you a bit of energy only to follow it up with a crash.

Unfortunately for those of us with a sweet tooth - a major key to health and weight loss is giving up sugar. But don't fret. Giving up sugar isn't as bad as it might seem at the outset.

I have a major sweet tooth. For me, in the debate between savory and sweet, sweet always wins. Omelet vs. pancakes - not even a challenge, pancakes of course. Make me choose between an in n' out burger and a chocolate chip cookie and it's hands down, the ccc. You get the picture. So, you'll believe me when I tell you that giving up sugar is totally doable. Honestly, once those unwanted LBs start falling off and you're feeling younger and healthier, you'll agree that it's worth it!


  1. it's true-i bounce off the walls when i eat sugar and then come crashing down!!!
    i love your blog poppytrew!!!
    so informative!!
    great to refer to for ideas and to remember that i can't have SUGAR-not even fruit until i get to the weight i wanna be!! if dieting weren't a challenge we wouldn't be here!!!

  2. Thank you. I'm glad you're liking it! It is kind of counter-intuitive to not eat fruit, but when you think about the message sugar (even good natural sugar) send to our genes, it makes sense.