What I’m Reading Wednesday: Shakes, Sugar, and Bullsh!t… Oh My!

With about half of my Precision Nutrition certification complete, it’s safe to say I have food on the brain (shocking).  This week is about making a great meal-to-go, ending a sugar myth, and explaining why nutrition advice is wicked confusing.

Shakes are a quick, easy, and refreshing way to add:

  • vitamins,
  • minerals,
  • proteins,
  • healthy fats and carbs

Into your daily routine.  Having a store-bought one maybe seem more convenient, but you’re going to get a lot more (sugar) or less (vitamins) than you anticipated.  Instead, spend the extra 5-10 minutes to make your own.

Super Shake Creation Infographic– Precisionnutrition.com

Sugar, in moderation, is ok.  Too much sugar can lead to weight gain.  It doesn’t really matter if it’s table sugar (sucrose) or high fructose corn sugar.

But please keep eating fruit; it’s low calorie, has lots of good stuff in it (those vitamins and minerals) and tastes delicious.

Is HFCS High Fructose Corn Syrup Worse Than Sugar?– Examine.com

And finally the BS.  If you’re struggling with diets, understanding new nutritional research you saw on TV or just sick of gimmicky marketing… there’s a good reason why.  Nutrition science is still in it’s infancy phase and new information is be processed and discovered everyday.  Even then, it’s difficult to isolate specific causes and regardless, it might not apply to you at all.  But there are people that will still try to make money off of you. Check it out:

Why Nutrition Science is So Confusing – Precisionnutrition.com

If you have any nutrition questions, or there is anything I can clear up for you… I’d love to hear from you!  Check out my Contact Meg page.


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