Welcome to Day 6 of the Summer Kick-Off Challenge!
Today’s Reason to be Sugar-Free:
The single largest source of calories for Americans comes from sugar—specifically high fructose corn syrup. Just take a look at the sugar consumption trends of the past 300 years:
-In 1700, the average person consumed about 4 pounds of sugar per year.
-In 1800, the average person consumed about 18 pounds of sugar per year.
-In 1900, individual consumption had risen to 90 pounds of sugar per year.
-In 2009, more than 50 percent of all Americans consume one-half pound of sugar PER DAY—translating to a whopping 180 pounds of sugar per year!
Today, 32 percent of Americans are obese and an additional one-third are overweight. Compare that to 1890, when a survey of white males in their fifties revealed an obesity rate of just 3.4 percent. In 1975, the obesity rate in America had reached 15 percent, and since then it has doubled. –Dr. Johnson via Dr. Mercola
Here is Today’s Sample Menu:
Breakfast: Ultimate Vegetarian Omelette
Snack: Chocolate Chia Pudding
Dessert: Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream Sundae
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
It is pouring very hard here in Florida. Huge tropical storm, and I am stuck in the house! The front of my house has turned into a lake! What do you do on rainy days?