New Year Trivia: Did You Know…?

The Average American gains 5-7 lbs between Thanksgiving and New Years’.

Those on the SAD Plan (Standard American Diet):

  • Consume 200+ lbs. of sugar a year
  • …which is about 1/2 lb. of sugar per day
  • …which per day, amounts to 48 tsp of sugar!

Our bodies only need:

  • 8 tsp of sugar per day
  • There are 96 tsp in a lb.
  • That means our bodies only need 30 lbs. of sugar per year to function optimally!

Sugar is addictive:

  • Consuming even a small amount makes you want more.
  • Suddenly quitting causes withdrawal symptoms like:

-Headaches
-Mood Swings
-Cravings
-Fatigue

Blood sugar directly effects our hormonal system.  What does this mean?

  • Sexual Reproductive System: Conceiving, PMS, Menopause
  • Adrenal Glands: Stress, Coping, Relief
  • Thyroid: Metabolism
  • Pineal Gland: Sleep, Immune System, Mood/Depression

What Solaris Whole Health suggests:

1. Eat dinner for breakfast. Start your day off strong with lots of energy.

2. Drink cinnamon tea. It helps curb sugar cravings.

3.  Sleep. Are you sleeping enough?  Get to bed earlier.  Avoid watching TV right before bed or falling asleep to it.  You’ll sleep sounder and be ready for a fantastic day ahead!

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