Look, whether you wanna believe it or not, we've got an epidemic on our hands…a “Code Red” level emergency…
And it's all caused by one common drug that's responsible for the majority of preventable disease and health problems in this country.
The scariest part about it is, this drug is legal, accessible, heavily marketed, and fed to our kids in disgustingly copious amounts.
We're even told it's “safe in moderation.”
Have you guessed what it is yet?
If you guessed sugar, you're totally right.
Sugar is one of the most addictive substances in the world.
And if the only sugar we got was from the occasional piece of fruit, like our ancestors did, no big deal.
But that's not the way it is.
Sugar is added to nearly EVERY processed food on supermarket shelves, because food manufacturers have figured out how addictive it is.
Back in the 70s, when our government passed the bullcrap low-fat dietary guidelines, it didn't take food companies long to figure out that when you take the fat out of food, it tastes terrible.
So in order to make their processed food palatable, they had to do SOMETHING…and that something was to add sugar.
Over the decades they've added more and more and more, and because of that, we've become more and more addicted.
If this sounds extreme or paranoid to you, take a look around. You think it's coincidence that our country's obesity rates started soaring when food companies stripped the fat out of food and replaced it with sugar?
Plus we have extensive research that shows sugar lights up the same parts of the brain drugs like heroin do. This information is not controversial.
And when you're used to eating copious amounts of sugar, then eliminate sugar from your diet, you go through withdrawal symptoms, just like people who stop using drugs and alcohol. That should tell you something about how serious it is.
The more sugar you eat, the more you crave, so the more you eat.
It reminds me of that Blake Shelton song that goes, “The more I drink, the more I drink.” (I don't drink, by the way – that's just an example.)
“Okay, Cristy, so sugar's addictive. So why, exactly, should I care?”
Simple. Because sugar's effect on the body, when consumed in the amounts most people consume it, is catastrophic.
It spikes blood sugar (which is linked to heart disease, high cholesterol, and a host of other diseases and health issues), causes inflammation (which also leads to disease), and feeds cancer cells.
And because high blood sugar leads to high insulin levels, eating all that sugar makes weight loss impossible.
One of insulin's jobs is to store fat (which is a source of energy), so the more insulin you're spiking, the more fat you're storing. You cannot lose weight in the presence of all that insulin.
Look, if you're still addicted to sugar, or you fed it to your kids because you didn't know any better, let's skip the guilt and shame spiral, and let's not put our head back in the sand.
Instead, work on getting the sugar out of your body and out of your house.
And make sure you watch my video below, about sugar addiction. Click the image to check it out.