Hello Sugar Free Challengers!
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! It comes to no surprise that America is the leading weight loss pill resource.
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
A lot of you have been asking for it, so here is a sample meal plan for a day of sugar free eats.
Breakfast: Roasted Sweet Potato and Rosemary Frittata
Lunch: Chopped BLT Cobb Salad
Snack: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with carrots, celery, olives, or gluten-free crackers
Dinner: Oven Baked Boneless BBQ Chicken Breast with homemade sauce, side salad, and side of starch of choice (rice, potato, sweet potato)