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How Much Sugar is in a Can of Coke (Video)

By May 27, 2011 7 Comments

I don’t want to beat a dead horse again by talking about sugar but it still is the biggest problem people seem to be having.  In a previous blog post I go in depth in the sugar topic, and in another blog post one of my contributors shares what it was like to stop eating sugar cold turkey.

Here is a great short video that helps drive home the sugar point.

A few weeks ago my girl friend and I decided to take a break from work and go to one of our favorite restaurants called Hu Hot.  It is a mongolian barbecue type place.  Half way through our meal a group of 11 came and sat down near us.  It was obvious they were part of the same company and were going out for lunch.  There were 10 guys and one woman.

I didn’t really pay attention to the group until the waitress started to take their drink orders.  Out of the 11 only 1 drank water!  8 drank some form of soda and two got lemonade (which has just as much sugar as soda).  Then throughout the meal I would say just about everyone had at least 1 refill.  We left half way through there meal, I am curious how many had two or more refills.

Quick snapped this pic when they went to get their food

So any guesses to what type of bodies these 10 guys and one woman had?  Yeah you can guess it.  It was actually quite sad.  10 out of the 11 I would consider obese.  4 of them I would consider morbidly obese.  Only 1 person was around healthy weight.  All the guys had guts that hung well below there belts.

I would have loved to go sit down with them and have a conversation.  I would be curious if they even thought twice about how much sugar and calories they were drinking away and if their health was even a concern to them.  But I have no right to ask those questions.  Hopefully sometime I will get to work with them at my bootcamps.  🙂

What do you think of everything?  Have you change your soda drinking habits at all?