Atkins Pushes to End Sugar Shoveling
I learned some very interesting statistics this week.
I was sitting here at the computer, reading some articles; and I came across one that said that kids get more cavities from drinking pop than from anything else. That thought stuck in my head I wish that I had kept that page in my favorites so that I could go back and reference it now.
Then, I came across another interesting article today on the Atkins website. I was surfing around because Ive been fascinated with this sudden surge back to the Atkins diet. And how everyone is jumping on the bandwagon like Subway with their Atkins friendly wraps and other major brands/restaurants. I think even T.G.I. Fridays has an Atkins friendly menu too.
Well, anyway, I read that with the typical American diet, we shovel into our mouths the equivalent of 20 teaspoons of sugar. Wow. Thats a lot. I can just picture my sitting at the table eating a bowl of sugar. I would NEVER do that intentionally.
And of that equivalent of 20 teaspoons of sugar, 60% of that comes from soda and other sugary beverages. Yikes. Thats me.
I know that when I cut soda out of my diet, I immediately drop 5 pounds. Have you ever tried that?
The problem is that I LIKE it, so I always end up starting to drink it again. But if I picture myself eating a bowl of sugar I think that mental image will do a lot to keep myself and my kids away from it.