I started an article with the old Mary Poppins saying " just a spoonful
of sugar helps the medicine go down" and it REALLY got me thinking
about just how many "spoonfuls" of sugar we were eating everday before I
started our "fit family challenge". We recently have gone to almost
ZERO prepackaged foods, eat almost all organic, and swapped our sugary
snacks for healthier items. In the beginning, I was stunned to find that
sugar is hidden almost everywhere you look- even when you think you are
making the smarter choice! Check out the label on the next "fat free"
product you buy. Sugar is technically "fat-free" therefore is used in
huge amounts to flavor these "diet" items even though it converts to fat
once in the body. The scarier thing about sugar is that it is extremely
addictive (trust me I know) and a habit passed on to our children
through our actions and choices....yikes.