‘Hidden sugar’ No. 1 cause of childhood obesity: author

- May 4th, 2010

poppinsThe magically delightful Mary Poppins used to sing, “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.”

But what she didn’t utter melodiously to those impressionable youngins was that too much of the finely granulated white stuff makes kids fat.

What’s more, sugar is often hidden in so-called healthy snacks. And it’s that hidden sugar — which adds up to much more than a heaping spoonful — that’s the leading cause of childhood obesity, says author Doug Varrieur.

“We have the highest obesity rates that we’ve ever had,” Varrieur, who penned Fat to Skinny, explains in a press release. “The generation of children that are upcoming right now are expected to live a shorter life span than their parents for the first time in history.”

Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Parents can help their children become the masters of their own destiny by sugar-proofing them, Varrieur suggests, via the following 10 steps.

1.     Spot the hidden SUGAR

2.     Understand how to read labels

3.     Get your children involved

4.     Act immediately

5.     Remove all of the foods and drinks that metabolize into blood sugar

6.     Prepare your family meals

7.     Replace the foods that metabolize into sugar with foods that don’t

8.     Organize a sugar-proof gang

9.     Offer your help in teaching others what you’ve learned

10.  Forget everything you’ve been taught

Varrieur knows what he’s talking about. At age 46, he lost more than 100 pounds, went from a size 48 to 32 waist and reversed his Type 2 diabetes. He has kept off the excess baggage ever since.

Dougweb

Visit www.fattoskinny.com for more info.

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6 comments

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  2. entertainerszi says:

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  3. Patrick says:

    9. Offer your help in teaching others what you’ve learned

    Well where are the tips??? He tells you to help others learn what you learned but you have to buy his book??? LOL another scam,

    Ppl just want to stay on their computers, go out and walk, + drink water is what I can tell you for now.

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  6. Cary Castagna says:

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