Thursday, December 2, 2010

Jorge Cruise and Dr. Oz talk about Sugar

Sugar in the morning, sugar in the evening... 
sugar at supper time.... !  

just don't eat it!   

I'm not going to "sugar coat" this blog.... but here is some great info on "Sugar"

 I LOVE  Dr. Oz's  7 minute talk and hope EVERYONE can see this clip.  I was googling info Jorge Cruise after hearing from Friends and Family, their success on this diet.   But, Jorge's diet is not that  new or unique... it's just promoted and marketed well.

Because..... I had already heard something similar this past year.
....while  I was flipping channels  on TV,  I caught  an interview on CBN with this man Doug  Varrieur .

   I heard him saying that all his life he was severely overweight.  When his Doctor told him he had developed diabetes, he ask what that meant.  The Doctor told him, that means he has too much sugar in his blood.  So being a simple man he sought out to  remove "sugar" from his diet.

He discovered some astounding facts about how sugar is  "hidden"  in our food.
(I may have already blogged this past year on this,)  It's worth repeating.....


Sugar adds up

Doug Varrieur lost more than 100 pounds eight years ago and kept off the weight by drastically decreasing the sugar intake in his diet. Varrieur said people are surprised when they find out how much sugar is in every-day foods:

  • 2 cups of corn flakes: 12 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 normal-size banana: 6 teaspoons of sugar
  • 2 pieces of toast: 8 teaspoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of jelly: 7 teaspoons of sugar
  • 4 ounces of milk on cereal: 1.5 teaspoons of sugar
  • 6 ounces of orange juice: 5.5 teaspoons of sugar
Total sugar intake: 40 teaspoons

Fast food lunch
  • French fries: 12 teaspoons of sugar
  • 24-ounce soda: 19 teaspoons of sugar
  • Hamburger Bun: 6 teaspoons of sugar
Total sugar intake: 32 teaspoons

Pizza for dinner
  • Half a supreme pizza: 7.25 teaspoons of sugar
  • 24-ounce soda: 19 teaspoons of sugar
Total sugar intake: 26.25 teaspoons
That is over a cup of sugar in a day!  
This is how I feel about  going on a "DIET":   

You can train for a marathon,

and then run in a marathon.... 

but you don't live a marathon.

Why do you think there is always some "new diet" that is the "answer".....  
Check out this list of about 100 diets!   
Some had their day in the sun! Just like Jorge's  diet is right now. Go to:

Again don't misunderstand what I'm saying..... Jorge Cruise is "right on"  about counting "sugars" / carbs...  but there is still a fundamental problem with DIETS.    
THEY never address the ROOT problem.   Like, why did you gain the weight in the first place?  I'm not talking to someone who needs to lose weight after having a baby.  I'm talking to the people (me included) that gained weight over time.  Slowly creeps up.... until your sporting a size 16!

As a Registered Nurse in Family Practice/Internal Medicine,  I will always say...
That is a priority for your health.  

Yet.... losing weight is only a PART  in  obtaining  HEALTH and WELLNESS
Your body can survive,  but it will be weak and suffer illnesses and diseases when it lacks the proper nutrition:  Vitamins and minerals 
Many symptoms can be linked to  vitamin or mineral deficiencies 

You can lose the extra 30 pounds and still be suffering with an ulcer.  
You can get to the perfect size Jean and still battle depression.  
You can  Look Fantastic and get looks as you walk down the street and still have Migraines

             get my point?
You can change the foods you eat, 

but how about changing the food you give your mind! 

Or the food  your spirit is craving  for but doesn't get. 

How else can I say it?   .... ok..... how about this :  BALANCE yourself 
Because it's about "Balance"  
           of our Physical, Mental and Spiritual being that brings us Health and Wellness.  

When you discover a new attitude towards eating for "nutrition" and not just pleasure 
When you discover the freedom and energy  that Exercise and activity brings you
When you discover the peace and joy of getting in touch with your spiritual being

                 You'll lose weight!  effortlessly 

Ok,  now.... "get off the sugar!"


Salute! To your Health and Wellness

PLEASE send this "You Tube"  of Dr. Oz talking to a friend or family member, do it for their Health... do it because you care.