131015 "Get off the Sugar Train"

Perhaps the most dangerous and toxic substance we put into our body is sugar and high glycemic carbohydrates which convert to sugars very easily when broken down. The average American consumes 21 teaspoons of sugar per day which is 3X the reccomended dosage. To our credit, some of us don't actively seek out this substance but we consume it unknowingly in our processed foods. And 21 teaspoons is not all that hard to do... 10 teaspoons are in one can of soda. Most inexpensive items you buy, including your Whey Protein, all have high fructose corn syrup or added sugars.

Just the other day I got a scolding from Cristin about buying apple sauce labeled 'all natural' . Upon reading the ingredients, my 'all natural' apple sauce had added high fructose corn syrup. I was pissed. And so should you. Conspiracy theories aside, we Americans are bombarded with sugar and we don't even pay any attention.

But our bodies are paying attention. When you consume this toxic substance you send your body into a state of over production. In the Kidneys, Insulin is produced at levels equal to the sugar that must be processed. Here are a few key factors that result from you juacking this system up.

1) Insulin causes fat metabolism to cease and fat storage to commence.

2) Insulin increases cholesterol synthesis in the liver and raises cholesterol levels, particularly bad cholesterol (LDL Cholesterol). Insulin increases inflammation.

3)The constant presence of insulin in our blood leads to insulin insensitivity and this leads to high blood levels of sugar and a state of diabetes, vascular, kidney disease, heart diseases and neurodegenerative diseases.

4) Collagen cross linking is the result of high blood levels of glucose. Collagen leads to loss to tissue elasticity and aging. Wrinkles and dark spots under the eye are outward examples of collagen cross linking. In this case cross linking pulls the collagen together in lines resulting in wrinkles.

All of these bad events from ingesting too much sugar!!! If you control sugar intake, you will without question improve your health. By maintaining low sugar levels one induces fat metabolism as a source of fuel. The body will switch to fat metabolism in the absence of sugar. However, the re-introduction of sugar will instantly result in the shutting down of fat metabolism.

Cristin and I are available to discuss nutrition outlines. But don't take just our word for it. Many of your friends at GTCF have begun the lifelong journey which is proper nutrition. There is not ONE WAY to eat for everyone. You are individiual and so should your diet be. But

there are things that are universal and sugar reduction or elimination is one. Step in the right direction and your life will be better.

Running Drills:
20M @ Each
Plyo Step
High Knees
Butt Kickers
Zig Zag Cone Run
High Skip
Figure 4 Drill
Sprint Start (belly On the ground)

Squat Flow: Kang Squat/ Internal Rotation/ Hip Bridge/ Squat W/ Tspine Rotation/ Elbow To Instep/Squat PNF

Overhead Squat Prep: 10X Barbell Back Rack PRess 10X OHS 10X Sotts Press


5 Rounds For Time
400m Run
15 Overhead Squat 95/65

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