Say NO to sugar!



I know ladies, it’s a hypocrisy….a contradiction set forth to confuse us and our children.  Not only are we constantly fighting the temptation of candy and sweets leading up to Halloween, but the actual day itself entails you to go out and get as many sugary treats as possible!  Then we tell our kids that sugar is bad and will rot their teeth.

OK, so here’s the deal…

We all need constant motivation to do what’s right, day in and day out.  We need motivation to brush our teeth (cavities), we need motivation to work out and eat right (cellulite), we need motivation to work (bills), etc..  It’s human nature.  You know that sugar is bad for you, so let me highlight a harmful effect that may motivate us more than others:

If the obvious promise of a slimmer waistline doesn’t tame your need for sugar, maybe the desire for smooth, younger-looking skin will??  Yup, sugar attaches to proteins to form harmful new molecules called advanced glycation end products (or, appropriately, AGEs for short). The more sugar you eat, the more AGEs you develop, contributing to damage to the collagen and elastin in your skin…. a.k.a. WRINKLES!!!  …ain’t NOBODY got time to get wrinkly!???  (Not to mention that it contributes to type-2 diabetes, osteoporosis and cavities!!)

The wonderful thing is that we do not have to give up the sweetness of sugar in order to be healthy; we just need to replace it with better alternatives….fruit!

I don’t believe in deprivation either.  If you never allow your kids to have candy, they will find it elsewhere…and in abundance!  What you can do, is set LIMITS as to how many treats they can have daily so they still get their fix, but in moderation.



SOLE SISTERS, Round 2 at FIU tomorrow!!!!!!!  I’ll see you there Saturday, Nov 1 @ 7am!

biggest loser

BIGGEST LOSER WORKOUT #3 coming your way tomorrow, Saturday, Nov 1 @ 8am.



Rima A.

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