Is There a Killer in Your Office or Home? Probably.

I know, that’s an extreme headline. No apologies. Because there likely is a killer in your office and home. Maybe at your desk, in your purse or pocket, and in your car. It’s sugar.

You’ve probably heard it countless times. Perhaps even while drinking a Mountain Dew or munching on something with tons of sugar in it. We get immune to the talk. Until something causes us to wake up and pay attention. Maybe this will help.

Aside from affecting your ability to perform at your A-level as a sales pro (it contributes to and causes depression, mood swings, irritablilty, anxiety and panic attacks, anger issues, attention deficit, and more. Lovely), and that it makes us fat, it is a killer as well. Hopefully that gets someones attention.

The studies, documentaries, posts and articles are out there. This one is especially revealing, discussing that it’s not fat that causes heart disease, but sugar.

One of the great aspects of the 30-day healthy living program that I’m doing, loving, AND showing results from is the education tidbits we get every day on the Facebook page. Many people don’t know what they don’t know. It’s amazing how many things people eat regularly that they think are ok, but are actually harmful. Most of which contains tons of sugar.

So it’s 2:45, you still have calls to make, and the mojo isn’t there. The eyes might get a bit droopy. Motivation is leaking out of the body. Is your inclination to hit the vending machine or Starbucks for a shot of energy? Consider what’s in some of these things:

  • One 20 oz. bottle of Coca Cola has 65 grams of sugar. This is the same amount of sugar in five Little Debbie Swiss Rolls. (Oh, you drink Diet Coke? Right, no sugar. But actually worse for you. Rat poison might be less harmful)
  • A 15.2 oz. bottle of Minute Maid 100% Apple Juice contains 49 grams of sugar. This is about the same amount of sugar in 10 Oreos.
  • A 23 oz. bottle of Arizona Green Tea has about 51 grams of sugar, which is about the same as eating 20 Hershey’s Kisses.
  • A 16 oz. can of Monster Energy has 54 ounces of sugar, which is the same amount of sugar as 3.5 cups of Frosted Flakes.
  • A 32 oz. Gatorade bottle has 36 grams of sugar, which is like eating 5 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
  • A Grande Starbucks Iced Flavored drink has about 28 grams of sugar, which is the same amount of sugar in 2.5 Krispy Kreme donuts.
    (Source: 66 Sweet Facts About Sugar, by Karin Lehnardt)

But, oh it tastes so good. Sure it does. Sugar is the only taste we are born craving, according to the book Sugar Nation: The Hidden Truth Behind America’s Deadliest Habit and the Simple Way to Beat It.

Ok, so what to do?

There are plenty of alternatives that can satisfy a sweet tooth, AND are healthy. Here are a few.

  • celery with almond butter
  • organic fruit
  • dark chocolate (get 80% or higher)
  • Arbonne Fit Chews

To really get at the heart (no pun intended) of the problem, it’s helpful to address the desire itself. Work on your why. Here are 8 Ways to Train Your Brain to Hate Junk Food.

If you knew there was a human killer of some type in your office or home you’d sound an alarm. Well, sugar is. Time to sound the alarm.

Art Sobczak

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Art Sobczak

For over 33 years Art has helped sales pros worldwide with the what-to-say messaging, and inspiration to succeed in sales. Now he is adding the third essential side of the Sales Professional Success Triangle to the mix: health. Sign up to get his regular health posts here, and his sales tips at

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