If you ate too much turkey on Thanksgiving, don’t worry. Turkey is one of the “leanest” high-quality (lean) protein sources you can eat.
As we learned in last week’s post, many of the side dishes that accompany a Thanksgiving meal are good for you too.
Besides, Thanksgiving only happens once a year.
Even if you include a couple of Thanksgiving leftover meals (we have to, don’t we), you’re still okay because it’s a great balance of your macronutrients. Something you should strive for with every meal.
if you’re consuming too much sugar, I’d venture to guess that your sugar consumption is more of a habit – and a bad one at that, than a one-off holiday overindulgence.
If this sounds too close to home, you should definitely kick that bad habit as soon as possible.
Sugar is toxic to your body, and one of the main elements at the heart of today’s obesity epidemic, in my opinion.
It should be no surprise that sugar is:
- Hidden in a lot of processed foods that are not so “sweet”.
- As empty as you can get when you consider calorie content and benefits you get from the calories you’re consuming.
- A cause of inflammation in your body.
- A substance that actually makes you crave more of it.
- Just as detrimental (if not more) as artificial sweeteners.
- Causing you to gain or maintain excess weight.
By the way, I have some advice for anyone that’s overweight, on yet another diet, and has been deceived to buy into fad or restrictive diet programs and cleanses; or to believe the myths about fat-free, no carb, low protein approaches, which are promoted for no apparent reason other than to help their authors sell more books.
Stop believing this…
It’s a LIE!
Your body needs 3 macronutrients – protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Every day, with every meal, for survival. In fact, anyone who tells you to eliminate any of these is not to be trusted for many reasons. And the main one is because their philosophy is not sustainable.
Oh, and by the way, fat-free does not mean sugar free, for whatever it’s worth.
So, I’m going to assume that because you’re reading this, you want to get in shape and lose weight. And you may have a sugar addiction that’s unknowingly sabotaging your efforts and holding you back.
First, you need to learn more about added sugar and artificial sweeteners, including the foods where you find them.
Then it would be helpful to learn just how damaging sugar is to you and your body.
And finally, how you can significantly reduce or eliminate your sugar intake.
I encourage you to check out the following posts:
- The Harmful Effects of Sugar
- 10 easy ways to reduce your sweets but keep your treats
- Stop Being So Sweet
Thank you for sharing your time with me. I hope you found value.
Now it’s time for YOU to take action…
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