You don’t HAVE to have belly fat!

Note: Dr. Oz and I do not normally see eye to eye. This video was filmed when I still loved him and before he sold out to the diet industry.
This video is not about a product, but about what SUGAR does to you. It’s mind-blowing!

In my 30 plus years of being in the fitness industry, the question I’ve probably been asked the most is “How do I get flat abs?” Our Rock Star Abs series will give you great tips, workouts and nutritional information so you finally get the abs you want!

Part TWO: Drop it like it’s hot!


What you need to know: In part one we talked about HFCS and it’s effects on belly fat, weight loss and health. Now it’s time to address sugar.

Fact: Belly fat is unattractive as it is unhealthy.
Good news: You can get rid of it .
It’s all about keeping insulin low.
Why? High insulin causes your body to store belly fat and lock it in place.

Two hundred years ago, the average American ate 2 pounds of sugar a year.
In 1970 we ate 123 pounds of sugar a year.

Today we average 152 pounds of sugar a year.
That’s 3 pounds of sugar or 6 cups a week!
That’s 31 teaspoons a day! **

Remember: 4 grams of equals 1 teaspoon.

A typical 12 ounce can of soda contains
40 grams of sugar. That is the equivalent of 10
teaspoons of sugar!

Imagine drinking a super large gulp of soda.
It’s around 64 ounces and it contains 53 teaspoons of sugar!

Sugar = Belly fat!

Where are the hidden sugars and how do I find out how much to eat?
Be a label sleuth!!

Names for sugar on labels:


•maple syrup
•corn syrup
*corn sugar

•Brown sugar
*coconut sugar
*turbinado sugar



•Fruit juice concentrate

•High Fructose Corn syrup

According to Jorge Cruise, best selling author of ‘The Belly Fat Cure’ we need to
keep our daily consumption at 15 grams of sugar a day.

Pay attention to the fancy product aisle. Organic catsup made with agave is still loaded with sugar!

*Remember though: This does not include naturally occurring sugars found in fruits (fructose) and dairy products (lactose).

For more on the Belly Fat Cure, be sure to visit
Jorge Cruise’s blog

Check back for more RockStar Abs!

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