It’s no secret that excessive sugar is bad for you—it rots your teeth, dulls your skin, packs on the pounds, and provides zero nutritional value. But what’s life without a little sweetness? Since sugar consumption is practically unavoidable, we’ve selected an expert panel (check them out below!) to answer your most burning questions about the sweet stuff.

Sugar: Fact vs. Fiction

Todd McCullough is the founder of TMAC FITNESS, where he makes fitness simple for busy moms and dads with his signature 20-minute HIIT workouts. Check them out, and keep up with Todd @tmacfitness.

Lauren Slayton is the founder of Foodtrainers, a nutrition consultancy in NYC, and the author of The Little Book of Thin. With a master’s in Clinical Nutrition from New York University, she worked... [read more] at St Luke’s-Roosevelt Obesity Research Unit and was a nutritionist for Equinox gyms prior to opening Foodtrainers. Lauren seeks to close the gap between what we all "know" and what we actually do. Instead of "nutrition expert," she prefers "nutrition troubleshooter."

Will Cole, DC, is trained in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. He specializes in customizing health programs for chronic conditions such as thyroid issues, autoimmune... [read more] disease, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, diabetes, heart disease, and fibromyalgia and has dedicated himself to clinically investigating the underlying causes of these diseases. He consults people virtually around the world at and in-person in the Pittsburgh area.

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