Today I want to discuss a topic I bring up often — sugar.

If you’ve ever read any of my Reality Health Check e-letters or Logical Health Alternatives newsletters, you know how strongly I feel about sugar addiction and the dangerous health risks it poses. That’s why I’ve dedicated a whole chapter in The A-List Diet to exposing the biggest mainstream lies about sugar — and explaining the threats of sugar consumption.

My A-List Diet book highlights the serious and harmful effects sugar has on your body. Here’s a quick list of just a few parts of your body and health that are negatively impacted by sugar:

  • Waistline
  • Heart
  • Pancreas
  • Brain
  • Skin
  • Mood

You can find my in-depth explanation of how sugar affects each one in Chapter 7 of my A-List Diet Book.

In the meantime, let me share one of the most startling “fun facts” about sugar: In 1822, the average American took five days to consume the amount of sugar a modern American consumes in just one twelve-ounce soda.

Even more shocking? On average, Americans now consume that much sugar every seven hours. And it’s literally killing us. So to all those “experts” who think “everything is okay in moderation”: No, it’s not. Heroin’s not okay in moderation. And neither is sugar.

Besides, there’s nothing moderate about sugar consumption in this country.

Many health “experts” and government health agencies say it’s acceptable to get anywhere from 5-25% of your total calories from added sugar, but I’ve got news for them: The only safe amount of added sugar in your diet is none.

Now, I get it…chocolate cravings are real. And it’s tough to pass up that cupcake or cookie when everybody else is having one. But that’s what’s so great about my A-List Diet program.

I show you how to curb your sugar cravings by replacing them with delicious, healthy, fulfilling foods and nutritional supplements. It truly makes kicking sugar easier than you ever imagined.

A-Listers’ Corner

Question: Why am I so confused about which foods are okay to eat and which aren’t when it comes to dieting?

Answer:  Who isn’t confused about food? One day a certain food is good for you and the next day that food will kill you. I call it the demonization and deification effect that we like to do in America with pretty much anything. We find it impossible to live in a world that is gray. We like things black and white.

But nutritional science isn’t black and white. When you consider the number of people on the planet, it is foolish to think that we can all be on the same diet. That’s why even the A-list program outlines six separate diet types and exposes the truth about harmful foods and overall healthy dieting.

One more thing…

Something important to keep in mind: If you find yourself craving a bag of chips, a cookie, or a slice of pizza, take a deep breath and make a conscious choice to not give in. Try a handful of nuts, some celery dipped in peanut butter, or a few slices of deli meat and cheese instead. Any one of these will keep you feeling satisfied far longer than what you were originally craving. And remember, practice makes perfect. Developing new habits isn’t easy, but it is worth it. And I will be here to help you every step of the way.