Welcome to episode 009 where we’ll discuss the sugar and we’re going to pour some sugar on it. Thank you, very much Def Leppard, but we’re going to take your song in a different direction.
Here’s what is on this week’s Podcast…
One of the most common cravings, addictions, and withdrawals has to do with one sweet word: sugar.
Sugar is a personal subject. And I just had a ton of questions for Treva due to her background in nutrition.
Here was the flow of this episode:
2:24 – Introduce the Topic of Sugar
3:36 – Defining Sugar
5:05 – How Does Eating Sugar Affect Your Energy?
6:45 – What All Does Sugar Affect In Your Body?
- Increase the risk of cancer
- Lead to gastrointestinal problems
- Cause food allergies
- Hamper weight loss
- Increase cholesterol
- Increase anxiety and make you moody
- Headaches, mucus in the body, and allergies
- Affects our sleep
8:23 – Treva and Bryan’s Stories with Growing Up in a Sugar House
14:37 – How Much Sugar is TOO Much Sugar?
Do you know just how much sugar that yummy Starbucks drink contains?
A grande Caramel Brulee Latte has 52 grams of sugar and a whopping 430 calories.
The frappuccino version contains 63 grams of sugar and 410 calories.
A venti contains 82 grams of sugar and 510 calories.
16:42 – The Benefits of Cutting Out Sugar
When sugar is out of your life and not depleting your body, then you will experience:
Improved sex drive
Helps decrese bags under the eyes
Stabilized blood sugar – which means less cravings
18:00 – How Do We Get Rid of Sugar and Start Curbing Sugar Cravings?
- Commit to Self-Care
20:21 – How Can We Identify Sugar When the Names May Be Disguised?
60 NAMES FOR SUGAR
Black Strap Molasses
Cane Juice Crystals
Corn Syrup solids
Fruit Juice Concentrate
High-Fructose Corn Syrup
Locust Bean Gum
and so many more!
22:01 – What Are GOOD Sugars and What Are BAD Sugars?
25:40 – Is It Best to Obstain From Sugar or Can We At Least Have a Little Bit?
27:05 – Sleep Resource
We believe sleep is foundational to develop an energy edge. It’s challenging enough to be productive AND creative especially when you’re tired or even exhausted.
But what if you had a quick guide to give you a jumpstart, something to point you in the right direction?
That’s the exact reason for the sleep guide called Sleep Your Way to the Top: 10 Secrets to getting Better Sleep.
Download the free sleep guide here:
(resource found at the bottom of the home page)
27:58 – Actionable Items
- Remove Bad Sugar
- Add Good Sugar
HOW TO ADD SWEETNESS IN YOUR LIFE WITH NON-SUGARY FOODS:
Protein balls made with stevia
Low-glycemic fruits such as green apples, berries and grapefruit
Smoothies made with natural low-glycemic fruits
Baked apples with cinnamon
Celery sticks with almond butter and cinnamon
Pumpkin seeds sautéed in coconut oil and cinnamon
Avocado and raw cacao chocolate mousse
Almond milk (unsweetened) with vanilla extract and stevia
Walnuts and homemade applesauce with cinnamon
Greek yogurt or non dairy yogurt with cinnamon
Baked root vegetables with cinnamon
Soups with cinnamon, ginger or allspice
Shredded coconut with pumpkin seeds and raw cacao nibs
Trail mix made with shredded coconut, goji berries and almonds
A sweet potato with ghee, coconut oil or olive oil and cinnamon
A piece of no-sugar-added dark chocolate
A cup of tea with honey or stevia
Hummus and veggies sticks (carrots and red peppers) are so sweet.
Free Kick Sugar Resource: www.LivingTree.co/KickSugar
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Audio Editing and Production by Caleb Suwanski
Music by Kiernan McMullan – “Can’t Sit Still” from the album Common Sense