Whenever I tell my clients not to consume anything with more than 5 grams of unnatural sugar they naturally agree with me (because they know I know what’s up). But after stalking them on loseit.com, I find that they are still consuming too much sugar. Getting people to really understand what is healthy and what is not healthy is a slow process even if they are fast learners, and the truth is, I can’t even be mad at them.
You see all these famous athletes holding Vitamin Waters in the magazine advertisements. You pick up a Sports Illustrated and you’d think it would be absolutely impossible to NOT drink a Gatorade after a Basketball game!
But what those advertisements aren’t telling you in that these sports drinks are LOADED with SUGAR!
It’s like there are sugar hoodlums waiting to snuff you out around every corner. Sure, they may greet you with a smile and say “Made From the Best Stuff on Earth” like Snapple, but really, this so-called “Stuff” is sugar water that will make you fat. 26 to 54 grams of sugar per serving! By the way, notice how I said PER SERVING?!
There are 2 servings per Snapple bottle. That means there are really 52 to 108 grams of sugar in each bottle! SUCKERPUNCH! You just got robbed of 30 minutes on the elliptical!
Now you may be thinking “Dude, this is juice from FRUIT! How bad can it be?”
Pretty bad. Any juice that comes from the fruit doesn’t come with the whole fruit, which means it doesn’t come with the vitamins and minerals your body needs to digest/absorb the juice, which means you are just getting the sugar from the fruit, which means you’re pretty much just drinking sugar water, which will make you FAT.
If I didn’t know any better, and I saw that clever marketing, I would think Vitamin Water wanted me to get healthy. I mean, it says I could have “More Muscles Than Brussels” (whatever that means.) But, no. Vitamin Water would just make me fat because up until the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) stepped their game up and sued Vitamin Water for Billions of dollars a few years ago, a typical bottle of Vitamin Water would have about 13 grams of sugar per serving. There are 2.5 servings in a Vitamin Water…
13 grams of sugar X 2.5 (BECAUSE NO ONE BUYS A VITAMIN WATER AND DOESN’T DRINK THE WHOLE THING) = 32.5 grams of sugar, which is 130 calories worth of crap, so don’t drink it.
It’s not like you have to grow eyes in the back of your head or anything. Just be cautious. Don’t be fooled by these products that say “Quench Your Thirst”, “Made From the Best Stuff on Earth”, “More Muscles Than Brussels…” Read labels! Learn how to count servings!
Also, there is nothing wrong with Vitamin Water Zero… It has 0 calories, but above all else, it is sweetened with Truvia!
Truvia is a natural sweetener that is a great sugar substitute! It does not contain aspertame, or any harmful chemicals in it, and it is totally acceptable to put Truvia in your coffee instead of table sugar!
Keep your sugar intake to under 5 grams per serving or else…