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