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5 Reasons To Give Up Sugar!

Posted Dec 20 2008 5:58pm
One of my favorite sites has a wonderful New Year Challenge for us!

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This January marks the beginning of International Sugar Free Month and Dr. Scott Olson has given us a challenge to spend the whole month of January without any sugar in our diet!


Think you can do it? I know I can because I've followedDr. Heidi Dulay'sExtreme Regime Food Plans for the past 5 months (and my health and body has never been better!)More about the ER food here....RP



Get Dr. Scott Olson's Book now and please join us with the 30 sugar free days challenge!
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If you think you can go 30 days without sugar, please join us. You can sign up to receive Dr. Olson's newsletter by clicking here: 30 Days Sugar Free.

Dr. Olson said, "It is not too early to start thinking about your health goals for the new year and removing sugar is a great place to start. If you were thinking about joining an expensive weight loss program - where you are stuck buying their food - Dr.Olson has a better (and healthier) option for you."

* I couldn't agree more about being stuck buying expensive packaged foods for weight loss. That's why I love the ER food plans, it's a program that teaches you how to eat real food and it's yours forever! And, it works. RP


There are many reasons why you will want to join us (yes I'm doing doing it along with almost 130 people) on our sugar free adventure. Here are the top 5:

Sugar is addictive: Sugar is powerfully addictive. Sugar often feels like it has the power to control us instead of the other way around. Sugar addiction shares common traits with all addictions, including: hoarding, binging, using the addiction to change moods, and many other addictive-like behaviors. Seeing sugar as an addiction explains a lot of how we act around sugar and is likely the reason why so many of us yo-yo diet. If you really don’t think sugar is addictive, try staying away from it for a few days and see; most people become acutely aware of just how addicting sugar can be when they remove it from their lives.

Weight loss: Sugar has more to do with weight gain than you might have been led to believe by medical and nutritional professionals. Sugar does contain empty calories, but sugar is also special in its ability to add to your waistline. Your body has certain energy needs and once those needs are met by what you are eating, any excess sugar in your blood stream is going to be stored as fat. Excess sugar is very common when you are eating sugar and foods that act like sugar on a consistent basis. Keeping sugar out of your diet keeps your blood sugar low and, consequently, keeps your body from storing fat.

Sugar is harmful: Despite what the sugar industry and medical associations are saying, sugar is harmful. It is harmful in three ways:
Adds Weight: As discussed above, sugar adds pounds to our bodies. This causes harm to our bodies because being obese or overweight increases a number of diseases: diabetes , stroke, heart disease, certain cancers and many more diseases. Obesity cuts life expectancy by as much as five years.

Insulin Insensitivity: Consistently high blood sugar lead to the cells throughout the body becoming insensitive to insulin. This insulin insensitivity is at the heart of diseases such as metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Having diabetes, by the way, can clip as many as 10 years off your life and, maybe as many as 18 quality years off your life.

Toxic: Sugar is toxic to our blood vessels, much the same way that cigarette smoke is toxic to our lungs. As sugar flows through our blood stream, it destroys the very blood vessels that carry the sugar throughout our bodies. This destruction is easily seen in people who have poor blood sugar control (like diabetics) who have high rates of eye disease (retinopathy), kidney disease, heart disease, nerve disease (neuropathy), and strokes, all caused by the destruction of blood vessels. The destruction also occurs in people who don’t have diabetes, only at a slower rate.


Get Dr. Scott Olson's Book now and please join us with the 30 sugar free days challenge!
Sugarettes from Amazon.

If you think you can go 30 days without sugar, or if you are ready to try, please join us. You can sign up to receive Dr. Olson's newsletter by clicking here: 30 Days Sugar Free.

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