Dr. Oz: Bakers Addicted To Sugar
Dr. Oz talked to Catarah and Shoneji, two best friends who own a successful bakery together. Together, they make cakes, cookies, and treats, not only for their customers, but for themselves. But these two share more than a business. They’re also addicted to sugar.
“We love sugar so much that we made it a business,” Shoneji said.
“It’s a bakery. And it’s the wrong business to be in if you’re addicted to sugar,” Catarah said.
Shoneji said she’s tripled in size and Catarah said she’s doubled in size since starting the business. Shoneji said she grew up loving sweets. Catarah said now that they own a bakery, they’re like kids in a candy store.
Dr. Oz: Sugar Addiction
“I’m kind of embarrassed to admit this, but at night, it gets really bad for me. I have a key to the bakery and I own it,” Catarah said, laughing, going on to say she’ll visit the bakery just to get a couple desserts.
Catarah said she lost weight to fit into her wedding dress two months ago and she got to a size she was happy with. But since then, she’s gained the weight back. Shoneji and Catarah both said they’re concerned about the health effects of sugar addiction.
Dr. Oz: Working With Sweets When You’re Addicted to Sugar
Both Catarah and Shoneji said that they’ll have desserts for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They’re around desserts all the time and just reach for them when they’re there.
Dr. Oz said that the average woman should have no more than 20 grams of sugar a day. According to Catarah’s food journal, she’s getting 136 grams a day. Shoneji had 135 grams of sugar.
Catarah said that the two of them are enablers. They’ll share cookies or pie and if they’re on a diet, if one breaks, they both break.
Dr. Oz: Blood Sugar & Bad Cholesterol
Catarah is at 86 blood sugar and Shoneji is at 82 blood sugar, both normal numbers. That’s good news, because Dr. Oz was worried about diabetes. However, when you eat sugar, your body converts it to the bad cholesterol. The ideal number for bad cholesterol is under 100. Catarah’s number was 119. Shoneji’s number was 167 and she was visibly shaken by this. Dr. Oz said that if you have a certain combination of genes and eat things that are bad for your body, it creates a bad situation for your health.
Dr. Oz asked Shoneji to hold an enlarged heart from high cholesterol in one hand and a normal heart in the other. She said she was really overwhelmed from this knowledge.
Dr. Oz said he was going to get them the help they needed to end their sugar addiction and turn their health around.