This month I'm planning on being sugar-free. I better define that. My intent is to cut back on the added sweeteners in my life. So I'm still going to eat fruit, I'm not going to worry about a little sugar in my packaged meats or cooked in with my food at a restaurant. My focus is to cut out sweetened drinks, like sodas, and cut out sweets, like candy and cookies.
Study after study has shown that sugar consumption is a major health issue in this country. And our diets are exploding with sugar. It's actually surprising how much sugar appears in our food. I don't want to stress myself out by trying to cut out all sweeteners. That's a herculean task in today food complex. So I'm just going to focus on the drinks and food that are made up mostly of sugar. It might not be all that I can do, but it is a good healthy step towards taking better care of my body.