So Can Sugar Ever Be Healthy??

So, can sugar ever be healthy?? 

In a word…no!!

You can probably guess I’m not a fan of the stuff. I’ve yet to read a study that gives me ANY reason to tell you, that even in small doses, it’s ok to consume.

This notion that a calorie is a calorie and moderation is key is complete B.S. when it comes to sugar. I’m just trying to be your friend – if I tell you it’s ok for you and your kids to have, because it’s really not.

No, I’m not perfect, far from it but if I lived on a deserted island with a produce stand, a McDonald’s and a candy store…I cross my heart, hope to die I’d only eat off the produce stand.

But there are those times my friends want to split a dessert so I’ll take a bite. Sometimes a family member will bring me Hot Tamales (my favorite) and I’ll take a few out but then let the trash have the rest. You really can never say you’ll “never” have sugar again…because you will!

But because it is added into damn near everything we eat and drink today, we need to try especially hard to choose wisely.

Would you ever consider a 10 day sugar detox?

Just 10 days to see what it really feels like to not have that junk in your system!

As quoted by registered dietician, Brooke Alpert, “Sugar makes you fat, ugly and old.” I would add that it makes you sick too! Why on Earth do we eat and drink it then? Addiction, that’s why!

But if I can get you to just leave it completely out of your diet for 10 days, I think…no, I know, you would feel a tremendous change that would make you continue on a sugar free lifestyle (with the occasional shared dessert).

Are you still asking can sugar ever be healthy? Have I convinced you to give it the detox a try? Yes? Awesome!

Here are the simple guidelines:

  1. Read your labels. If it was made by man, you need to know all the ingredients. Sugar is hidden in the darnedest places.
  2. Fruit is natural but contains a lot of sugar. You have to see it as a treat (but after your 10 days).
  3. Keep your beverages simple: water, tea and coffee.
  4. Eat as farm fresh as you can: pasteurized eggs, humanely raised meats and tons of veggies.
  5. Take it day by day.

It is called a detox for a reason, because you are ridding yourself of toxins! You are going to feel crappy before you feel amazing…prepare for that.

You can do this and I PROMISE you that you will feel the best you quite possibly ever have! So instead of being fat, ugly, old and sick you’ll be thin, glowing, full of life and healthy!

Now THAT is worth passing on the dessert for!

About the Author Melissa McAllister

My name is Melissa McAllister. I just turned 44! I have a son and daughter and my husband and I are new empty nesters! My husband is the reason I eat, drink, and sleep health and fitness. He has 2 speeds, GO and GO Faster. We have been together for over 28 years and married for 23 (yes, he had me at “hello!”). Don’t get me wrong though…I was a Doritos and Coca Cola eating Hoover when I was in school! Fitness has been an essential part of my life for over 19 years. I have the 3 best jobs in the world—being a stay-at-home Mom, business owner, and group exercise instructor for several large fitness chains. I have been teaching everything from yoga to kickboxing for over 17 years. I have also had the great opportunity to train, inspire, and motivate other instructors for the past 11 years. You might even see me in a few fitness videos out there! 😉 Reaching out to others who are struggling to be healthy and happy is my passion. I couldn’t tell you next Fall’s latest fashion must have or what flowers to plant this season, but I can help you achieve your health and fitness goals. With your determination and my motivation, we can find and keep the best YOU! I will inspire by holding myself and those around me accountable!

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Jennifer says July 25, 2017

Are you still drinking Shakeology? I know they have added Cane Sugar now. I have been very curious about how this is being received. I love your nutritional education. I am a nutrition nerd and love to learn as much as I can!!

Michelle says July 26, 2017

I overindulged at my retirement celebration last week consuming cake. Cheesecake and brought home an entire apple pie. I ate bites of that pie mindlessly for two days. I’m typically a relatively healthy eater but went a little crazy for two days and I’ve been paying for it for days. My stomach has been bloated like crazy. I’ve been eliminating Sugar since Saturday with the exception of yogurt because I’m trying to get good probiotics in. And I have had fruit. An apple and a farm fresh peach yesterday. I also added honey to my salad dressing last night which I’m guessing is a no no as well. I have a Spartan race Saturday and I’m concerned about my energy level right now.

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