After an extra long weekend in Colorado, I'm back in Florida and seem to have brought the cold with me.
Last Friday I shared an article about how exercise cannot save us because of our sugar intake ( see post here).
Wouldn't you know, I found the perfect article to combat this one that I'll summarize for you. It's called, Seven Uncomplicated Ways to Re-Train Your Tastebuds and Eat less Sugar, by the Poliquin Group. The article dives into why we can't seem to get enough sugar and how food companies take full advantage of this. It then gives this list of seven ways to take in less sugar:
1- Don't add sugar to food or beverages
2- Replace processed carbs with complex carbs
3- Read all food labels
4- Plan meals around whole protein instead of carb-based foods
5- Avoid all sweetened beverages and fruit juice
6- Minimize fructose intake
7- Accept that there is no healthy sugar.
Looking at this list, I'm sure you can find one or two you could improve on. My favorite happens to be planning meals around whole protein and simply replacing processed with complex carbs.
Reducing the sugar in your life is never an easy thing to do. But it may be the best thing for your health and performance.