Need more motivation on cutting out added sugars for No Sugar November? I searched for "sugar" on CrossFit.com, and found many scientific and research-backed articles pertaining to how sugar (negatively) impacts your health.
You can find the list of search results here.
Some noteworthy articles are as follows:
- EFFECT OF A LOW FREE SUGAR DIET VS USUAL DIET ON NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE IN ADOLESCENT BOYS
- Cancer, metabolism, fructose, artificial sweeteners, and going cold turkey on sugar
- Doctor: Your Child Doesn't Need Sugar
- SUGAR INDUSTRY FUNDS INCONCLUSIVE CDC INVESTIGATION INTO SUGAR INDUSTRY DEATHS
"The consequence of people eating lots of sweeteners, no matter what they are—whether they’re natural or unnatural—is that it increases the addiction for the sweetness. As a consequence, at the end of the day, your brain says, ‘OK, at some point I need some glucose here.’ And then you eat an entire cake, because nobody can hold out in the end. The only way really to prevent this problem—to break the addiction—is to go completely cold turkey and go off all sweeteners—artificial as well as fructose. Eventually the brain resets itself and you don’t crave it as much."
Start checking your food labels to see what sneaky sugars you've been consuming - maybe without even realizing it!
SIGN UP FOR THE NO SUGAR NOVEMBER CHALLENGE AT THE GYM!
4 min AMRAP:
30 Shuttle Runs
30 AbMat Sit-Ups
Max Calorie Row
Rest 4 minutes