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The war against SUGAR

So this week we are cutting out sugar. How many of you were able to do this yesterday? Did you all earn your point for the day? I hope so, but it might get harder as the days go on so keep a strong mind and focus on the goal at hand. So why is there such a problem? Well because we are eating more, men on average and extra 187 calories a day and women 335 calories more. Where are these calories coming from, carbohydrate, mostly in the form of sugars, more specifically High Fructose Corn Syrup. Something has caused your appetite regulation system to go awry. A hormone, Leptin, that is responsible for letting you know when you are full is not working anymore. The old model of calories in and calories out just doesn’t cut it anymore. Try explaining how six-month old babies are the latest victims of the obesity epidemic–diet and exercise can’t be the cause. I’m sure most people have heard the stat that a soda a day equals 15 pounds a year. The average american drinks 60 gallons of soda a year. The current annual consumption of sugar is 141 pounds per person, and 63 pounds of that is HFCS. This is equal to 73 grams a day of Fructose accounting for 12% of their total daily calories. In the past century, fructose consumption has increased 5-fold and Americans now spend over 90% of their money for food on a processed food product. Fructose is not when taken in moderation like if you were to get it from fruits and vegetable, your intake would be rough 15 grams a day. But it’s also mixed in with fiber, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and beneficial phytonutrients, all which moderate the negative metabolic effects and aren’t empty calories. Excessive fructose consumption can lead to increased blood pressure, cholesterol (decreased HDL, increased LDL, increased triglycerides), i.e. metabolic syndrome. Fructose metabolism is very similar to alcohol metabolism, and will cause liver toxicity and “beer belly”. As disease rates continue to rise even with evolving medicine people wonder why we keep getting less healthy as a population. Look at the rise in HFCS in the diet from 1970 to 2005 it has increased more then 10,673 PERCENT according to a USDA report It’s no wonder that america is obese.

The video below is long but if you have time it’s very interesting and you should grap some vegetables and sit down and watch it. Leave the soda and popcorn at the store.


WOD: Monday

WU: Bottom to Bottom Tabata Squats


  • 500m row
    • 500 Single Unders
  • 400m row
    • 400 Single Unders
  • 300m row
    • 300 Single Unders
  • 200m row
    • 200 Single Unders
  • 100m row
    • 100 Single Unders

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