And yet there are people (over 50), whom you know personally, with phenomenal fitness and very close to their ideal bodyweight. What are they doing differently than you? You work out and eat healthy too! Why isn’t your body reacting like theirs?
What’s the big secret that they know about losing fat, getting more fit, and feeling amazing?
The answer is as simple as it is difficult: Avoid Sugar.
While you do your best to eat healthy, do you know how much sugar you are actually consuming every day?
The answer will surprise you.
The average American consumes over 80 grams of sugar every day, an amount that’s easily three times more than is safe and healthful. How much sugar do you eat? Write down the sugar count on everything you eat for the next few days and then find your average sugar gram intake. Now work on slashing this number.
Part of the problem is that food items are often sneaky about how much sugar is really hiding within. Deceiving messages on the packaging imply that the contents are beneficial, causing us to ignore the high sugar content. In the end whatever supposed benefits being advertised are overshadowed by the negative effect of the sugar.
What’s the big deal about taking in a lot of sugar?
Well, you won’t achieve a healthy, fit body while consuming a lot of sugar. So if you choose to indulge in sugar then forget about feeling your most vibrant and energetic self on vacation this year. Aesthetics aside, a high sugar intake is detrimental to your health as it causes your cells and organs to become acidic and a breeding ground for disease.
Going back to that man or woman that you know who is perpetually fit and healthy looking … you can bet that their diet is extremely low in sugar. A low sugar diet is the key to keeping lean and it’s not had by simply avoiding the high sugar items, like candy and cake, it’s had by avoiding items with even low amounts of added sugars.
Take the next week to cut out all added sugars from your diet. Check in with your weight and your energy levels at the end of seven days and note any difference. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how quickly you’ll see results in both your weight and energy levels.
Diet is only half of the equation when it comes to having a healthy and fit body over 50. Exercise is the other half of the coin, and that’s where I come in.
Call or email me today to get started on an exercise program designed to transform your body!