#FedUp

fed upAs you may have guessed from this post a few weeks ago, I am not the healthiest eater.  My diet is approximately 75% bread and cheese, 20% dessert, and 5% fruits and vegetables – give or take.

hbb I’ve been lucky so far to be able to stay pretty healthy despite my poor eating habits, but I know that as I get older I’ll have to start actually paying attention to what I put in my body.  Lately I’ve been reading several blogs and websites about healthy recipes and lifestyle tips, and I came across the Fed Up Challenge.

With a beach trip coming up in oh, 11 days, I thought this would be a good time to try to go 10 days without sugar.  I think it’s important to say, though,  that I’m not doing this as a quick weight loss trick.  I was really taken aback by some of the facts uncovered by the Fed Up documentary.  I want to use this opportunity to be more mindful about what I eat…and hopefully improve my bikini bod in the process!  Check out some of these fun facts from the movie:

Individuals who drink one to two sugar-sweetened beverages per day have a 26 percent higher risk for developing type II diabetes.

In 2012, Americans consumed an average of 765 grams of sugar every 5 days, or 130 pounds each year.

It will take a 110-pound child 75 minutes of bike riding to burn off the calories in one 20-ounce bottle of soda.

In the United States, it is estimated that 93 Million Americans are affected by obesity

98% of food related ads that children view (3920/year) are for products high in fat, sugar, sodium.

(source)

I’m really excited about trying this (she said on day one).  I know it’s going to be hard, but I hope since I’m putting on the internet that I’ll be held accountable.  So, is anyone with me?

Oh, and word to the wise – do not come near me with a cupcake in the next 10 days.  I can’t be held responsible for what I do when I’m hangry!

fuIf you’re interested, the movie is currently in theaters.  Check it out at the Midtown Arts Cinema if you’re in Atlanta.

-LC

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