Question: If someone gave you 10 sugar cubes and told you to eat them, would you do it?
You would probably hand them right back and say, “no way!” right?
But, did you know that just one can of Coca-Cola contains 10 ¼ teaspoons of sugar!
What about that Starbucks frappe you or your teenager has a few times a week?
We live in sugar overload
Well, the average Frappe at Starbucks will contain 20 teaspoons of sugar! To help you put this into context, the AHA recommends no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar each day for women and no more than 9 teaspoons for men. WOW!
One study that analyzed the USDA Sugar and Sweetener Outlook Data found that the US population is consuming more than 300% of the recommended daily amount! Just looking at a can of coke or that Starbucks treat, it’s easy to see… well, how easy it truly is to consume 300% of the recommended amount of sugar in a day!
Rethink your drink in 3 easy steps
1. Drink more water!
If you struggle with this, invest in a water bottle with a straw and try experimenting with flavor adds such as citrus fruits and herbs like mint!
2. Simplify your alcohol
With summertime quickly approaching, packed with BBQs, parties, and other social events, be sure to keep your alcoholic beverages simple by choosing light beers, red wine, and spirits mixed with water and fruit.
3. Even the alcohol score
Speaking of alcoholic beverages, remember to aim for a 1:1 ratio of water with your alcoholic beverage to help minimize dehydration and the negative effects it may have on your performance and/or recovery in the gym!
At CrossFit Fringe, we believe something as fundamental as nutrition should not be complicated. And what you do outside the gym matters most. Our Nutrition Coaching can give you a plan and supercharge your habits, all while offering the balance and versatility to meet you where you are and be sustainable.
Start your conversation with CrossFit Fringe by booking a free 15-minute No-Snack Intro Session. You will meet with our Nutrition Staff and we will talk about where you’ve been and where you want to go! No matter where you are in your fitness journey, this meeting will help us establish the best starting place for you at CrossFit Fringe and how we can best help YOU succeed at every level.