Sugar Seminar

Fat Isn’t Making us Fat, SUGAR IS

(Free Seminar – October 26th at 10:00am. See registration instructions at the bottom)

One of the scary things about Sugar consumption is that our body doesn’t know when to say when, unlike most other nutrients our body has corresponding molecules to tell the brain—HEY DUDE your full. All except for sugar that is, it goes into our system undetected and gets stored as fat before we have a chance to turn the switch off and stop eating.

Sounds bad right? It gets worse, a recent study done on rats showed that sugar is more addicting than cocaine.

Think about this for a moment – why is it that we are eating “lower fat” diets, joining more gyms, exercising more and yet we are still becoming the most obese country in the history of the world.

Part of the reason is that our bodies were only meant to have sugar occasionally.  Think back to when foods were at their rawest form and humans were preparing everything themselves. Do you think our great, great, great, great grandparents had a surplus of Bananas or Apples? No, these sweet and fun treats were just what they sounded like… a TREAT to them.

Our great, great….many times over grandparents ate vegetables and lean protein.

Sugar is everywhere and in everything. Including things where you don’t even see it (Sugar Alcohol) which is a newer way for marketers to get you to eat their “healthier” foods and think you are making a better choice.

Try this on for size, did you know the average child eats around 75 grams of sugar at lunch?  I know you’re probably thinking it would never be you because you prepare your child something like the following:  Peanut Butter and Jelly on Whole Wheat Bread, Applesauce and a Fruit Punch. Your giving them good nutrients yes, but that same meal is shocking their little system with the same 75 grams of sugar as a bunch of Twinkies would do!

Not only is sugar addicting, I believe it is food for cancer it can also ruin our taste buds for naturally occurring sweets tastes.

Someone who loves watermelon flavored candies or drinks will typically not enjoy an actual watermelon as much because they feel it isn’t as sweet or flavorful.

Still not hitting a cord, how about this? Over the last 20yrs the amount of sugar consumption has risen from 25-26lbs per year to 125+ per year. Compare that to a 110 years ago when the same great, great grandpa rents were consuming 5lbs per year.

Western medicine can not and will not save us from this, as it turns out Cancer’s preferred source for fuel is none other than Glucose.

If you want to learn how to lose your fat, pass on healthier choices to your kids and save perhaps your own battle with sugar —

Join us for a FREE Nutritional Seminar Saturday October 26th at 10am

This could be the hour that transforms your body and weight but your internal health as well.

Their will be door prizes, giveaways and I promise the 60 minutes together will change how you look at everything in the grocery store.

Session will be held in the downstairs studio of the World Gym off of HWY 74 (1330 Commerce Dr). No membership is required to attend.

Plus, I am going to share my own personal story with Sugar and what has occurred recently in my life. I’m going to be real and speak from my heart my friends and I want you to be there. This is something I am so excited to share and a time that could possibly change your life (not just your body).

To Register:

Just post your name and email address on the blog and I will reserve you a seat. I just need to know how many people are attending, so please reserve a spot (then invite as many people as you can to join us).

In Your Health

Jeremy Gritton





Food Journal

Keep a Journal – DOUBLE Your Weight Loss

I’ve been talking a lot about keeping food journals recently and I do so because I know that seeing everything you consume is really powerful.

SO powerful in fact, that a study recently showed that of a group of participants on the same calorie plan and weighing the same, those who recorded their foods lost double that of those who were still following the same exercise and nutrition plan.

Over the past several years those clients who have had the most dramatic body/life changes have all kept a food journal for me. If you are serious about wanting to change your body, then take the time to food journal every day for a month and lets just see what happens. Just remember, a food journal is forever, many times we can use it for a month or so then your on the right track and we can stop for awhile.

If you are a GTS client and want one of our printed journals let me know. I’ll give away 100 of them if it means each of you will use them.

It can be time consuming in the beginning, but it gets better as you learn the nutrients of certain foods. There are also great apps out there for your smartphone, so use those and make sure you let myself or one of your coaches look at them.

Many times what we see is that the food isn’t too bad, we just need better balance or a change to the timing of certain foods. For example, a big bowl of fruit is okay in the morning but you wouldn’t want it after dinner before bed. Those high glycemic carbs will get stored as fat.

Little tweaks like this can make a huge difference. Sometimes you already know good and bad choices, but having to write it down causes you to re-focus and or make better choices.

Take the challenge and see how amazing this investment of your time will be.

If your not a member of the GTS family and want coaching like this, give me a call and we can schedule a consultation so you can see how our service works (404) 625-5778



On Saturday October 26th (10:00am) I will be holding a Nutritional Seminar on the power and scary affects of SUGAR. If you want to attend, post your name and any guests you wish to attend with you. The more the merrier because this is a topic very close to my heart and one I think everyone in our community needs to hear. Post your name in the blog below.

Chicken and Wine Recipe

Here is a great new recipe that is perfect for when you have a large group of people to cook for.
Not only will it keep your nutritional plan on track, but it will give everyone else a healthier option that still tastes great.

Chicken and Red Wine Sauce (Serves 12)

3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 cup red wine
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon paprika
salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook garlic in oil until tender. Place chicken in the skillet, and cook about 10 minutes on each side, until no longer pink and juices run clear.

2. Drain oil from skillet. Sprinkle chicken with paprika and 1 cup brown sugar. Pour red wine around chicken. Cover, and simmer about 15 to 20 minutes; lightly baste chicken with wine sauce while cooking. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Amount Per Serving – Calories: 214 / Total Fat: 3.5g / Cholesterol: 59mg / Sodium: 248mg / Total Carbs: 19g / Dietary Fiber: 0.2g / Protein: 22.2g

Recipe from

Your Coach,
Jeremy Gritton

Egg White Frittata

I wanted to share a new Healthy option from the Frozen Food Section.

It is an Egg White Frittata, with Spinach and Roasted Tomato, and the nutrients are really good (with a smaller amount of sodium than most frozen foods). Plus I think it tastes great.

Each box contains 160 calories, 16 carbs, 5 fiber and 10 grams of protein.

Kelly Mahaney found this one (am Boot Camp) and brought me a box to sample. So don’t thank me, thank Kelly.

It’s just one of a hundred reasons why I love the Gritton’s Training System Family. Everyone wants to share and help others achieve good results.

Here is what it looks like (she found it at Kroger, in the frozen food section).


Muffin Pizza

Here is a great lunch recipe, and especially for anyone who will be having the kids home starting next week.

It has a ton of protein, 24 grams to be exact, and kids will definitely like the taste.

High-Protein English Muffin Pizza

  • 1 Thomas’ Light Whole Grain English Muffin
  • 1/3  cup of Sargento 2% Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ cup 2% Cottage Cheese
  • 1/3 cup  of Hunts Tomato Sauce

Total for the Meal: 301calories, 8.5fat grams, 35carbs, 24 grams of protein

Directions: (note, there may be a little bit too much of the cottage cheese for the two halves, just eat it separately or reduce the amount to ¼ a cup instead of ½ cup). Best if cooked in toaster oven/regular oven (microwave makes it soggy)

  1. Split the English muffin in half
  2. Spread shredded cheese, cottage cheese and tomato sauce over each half piece (make sure the shredded cheese is on top of the muffin then cottage cheese and then the sauce, if the sauce is on top of muffin it gets soggy)

Hope everyone will give it a try.

Your Coach

Jeremy Gritton


This is probably not a great dinner recipe, only because its a little higher on the carb count. Try to focus on lean cuts of meat (chicken and fish mostly) and veggies for dinner and watch your body-fat drop really quickly.


Has anyone ever told you to KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid? Considering my deep southern accent, you can bet I’ve heard that one a few times. That little acronym is so true though, more often than not simple is better.

I was sitting here in my office having a snack and I had this thought about what I was eating. It was an Orange and Almonds and it was such a delicious tasting combo. Then it hit me… it doesn’t get much simpler than that does it. I had a small meal that contained good healthy fats, carbs (and a bunch of vitamin C) and then some complete protein. I had all that with a whopping 2 ingredients.

I get so frustrated with all these fad diets out there that talk about, add a splash of this to each meal, or do this all day until a certain time and WHAM you drop 10lbs in 2 days! What a load of garbage…  I’m susceptible to some new strategy or “trick” to your body too, but when it comes down to it all that matters is K.I.S.S. If we will just keep things simple with what goes into our mouth results are going to happen.

Next time you consider some new fancy “diet” remember the Keep It Simple Stupid mantra. Lets get back to the basics like fruits, vegetables and lean meats. I have this little secret I want to share with you, its one that many of you have heard from me and have used to get life changing results. It is so simple (not easy though)… ready for it?

Every time you eat make sure you find protein in that snack or meal… That’s it…

Before you decide on a snack or meal, just look for the protein first. If it doesn’t have any you need to change the selection or add protein asap. A good rule of thumb is at least 10grams of protein with each meal or snack. Preferably a little higher (especially if your working out) but if you can find 10grams at every meal you are on the right track to success.

Here are a couple of my favorite nutrient dense snacks:

  1. 1 Apple and a serving of Almonds
  2. 1/2 Serving of Blueberries in Cottage Cheese (or plain greek yogurt)

Next time you read about what some celebrity did to drop 10lbs, just DON’T… Practice the K.I.S.S. plan and over time you will look better and feel healthier than any of those air brushed, photo shopped folks could ever look. Plus. a heck of a lot healthier as well.

If you are looking for something simple and want to attend a free informational meeting I will be hosting a 24 Day Challenge program that only focuses on nutrition and a few supplements, really simple program where I will include meal plansreally simple meal plans… and a no-confusion no gimmicks type of approach. The meeting will be July 17th at 6:30pm. If you wish to reserve a spot in the free informational meeting please email me today:

This is for anyone who has hit a plateau with results, someone who needs a simple kickstart, or anyone who just needs to be told exactly what to eat each day.

Even if you can’t attend this session, please Keep it Simple… Look for protein at every meal or snack and look for foods with as few ingredients as possible.


I hope to see you on the 17th.

In your Health;

Jeremy Gritton