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When I was a young boy, every summer day, I would ask my Mom for a quarter so I could ride my bike up to the corner convenience store, where I would buy myself a soft drink, which back in those days, came in a bottle. I didn’t think anything about knocking that thing back, it was so cold and sweet!

Fast forward a "few" years. Just this week I ran across an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, where they were comparing 100% fruit juice with sugary soft drinks. The main thrust is that it’s not much better. A 12 ounce serving of either one can contain more than 35 g of sugar, which is the equivalent of 9 teaspoons of sugar.

Next time you’re in front of a bowl of sugar, take a teaspoon out and measure out 9 teaspoons so you can get a clear idea of how much sugar that is! No wonder that we have so many Americans suffering from diabetes and pre-diabetes. I was so energized by this article that I took it upon myself to create a short video about the matter, which you will find in this newsletter.

I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it for you.

15 WAYS TO GET MORE PROTEIN INTO YOUR DIET

Protein is an essential component of a balanced diet. Consuming an adequate amount of protein will lead to faster recovery, more energy, and better performance. Lean meats are the most popular source of protein we think of, but the same old chicken or fish dinners can get boring. Try these tips to mix things up and sneak more protein into your diet!

 
 
 
How to Fix
Bad Posture
Daily life is full of situations where your posture may be lacking and, as a result, hard on your body. Eliminating these from your life will make you feel and look better.
Cheating on a Diet
- Good or Bad
Cheating on your diet: is it good or bad to cheat once in a while? In this article, we dive into the research as well as some psychological and physiological responses of having cheat meals.
 
 
MORNING MEAL PREP SHAKE

This protein packed meal prep shake is a meal replacement that will have you wanting more. With peanut butter, banana, and coffee added to your favorite flavor of Lean Body® Meal Replacement Shake, you'll be looking forward to your morning shake every day!

 
 
NEW STUDY RAISES QUESTIONS

Which is worse for your health? 100% fruit juices or sodas? Lee Labrada discusses this question as well as gives some insight about the evils of sugar. Check out the video!

 
LEAN BODY TRANSFORMATION OF THE WEEK

Candace Lawson lost 28 lbs & 11% Body Fat

"I have been trying my best to push through challenges I have had within myself all my life. I feel I have allowed the fear of certain things to dictate a lot in my personal growth, which has held me back from accomplishing many things. I have been trying to encourage my 4 children to follow their dreams and to be strong individuals but I found it hard to teach something I was never taught. So my mission has been to work on myself from inside out to show them and teach them that anything is possible with hard work and dedication.
My personal success this year was that I stuck to a plan and finished it through. I’m a wife, mother of 4, a full-time nursing student, and I work two jobs- one of which is night shift. I also managed to not miss a workout and stuck to a strict meal plan the entire challenge. Mentally, I am stronger and I know now from my own experience that I in fact can decide on bettering myself for me and make it happen."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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