Tough question - the real answer lies in how courageous we are in answering honestly. The even tougher question is do you love yourself enough to have the courage to make a change?
The truth is, the quality of our nutrition is directly related to our health outcomes. For example, obesity researcher Stephan Guyenet, Ph.D. graphed U.S. government data regarding added sugar intake for Americans over a 200 year period.
Guyenet noted there was an increase of added sugar from 39 grams every 5 days in 1822 to 39 grams every 7 hours in 2012! 39 grams is the average sugar content in 12 ounces of soda - that's 7.8 grams of sugar a day in 1822 increasing to 273 grams of sugar a day in 2012!
It is not surprising that this obesity researcher also noted a steady increase in the population over the years from overweight and obese to obese and excessive obesity. And obesity is not the only health concern created by excessive added sugar intake.
Did you know that excessive added sugar intake leads to systemic inflammation in the body? Did you know that inflammation is the underlying cause of most chronic illnesses, including diabetes, Alzheimer's, and heart disease?
Love yourself enough and take a hard look at your lifestyle choices. Where can you eliminate added sugar from your diet? Would love to hear from you!
Restore your body - the quality of your life depends upon it!😘