Jack LaLanne, the "founding father of fitness", has passed away at the age of 96. The man was inspirational to say the least. Did you know he was a sugarholic?
He told NPR "I was a maniac. I was a psycho. Had these headaches all the day, couldn't stand the pain. All from sugar, sugar, sugar."
This all changed for LaLanne when, at age 15, he attended a lecture given by a health nutritionist who believed in exercise and a healthy diet. The next day LaLanne "stopped eating sugar, became a vegetarian and joined the YMCA in Berkeley, California."
LaLanne quit the sugar and never missed a workout since! NPR reports: