Valentines Sugar Stats: How Americans Eat Their Way Through Vday
ARE YOU READY FOR VDAY?
It's a love it or hate it holiday, but we guess you could say that for all holidays right?
No matter your stance, we thought it would be interesting to share how Americans eat their way through this love filled day.
A survey by Sugarbreak polled 1,000 Americans and asked about their consumption habits on Valentine's Day.
Whether these participants are eating out of love or heartbreak, we'll never know, but we do know that they're eating and indulging...a lot.
THE SUGAR STATS
Here's the breakdown of Valentine's day consumption!
2/3 OF AMERICANS...
Enjoy chocolate...ya don't say?
55% of those participants consume at least 3 pieces on vday. How big those pieces are? Survey doesn't say!
48% EAT CANDY HEARTS
Bite Me? Love Me! Be Mine!
You know the hearts we're talking about.
This must be boredom or sympathy eating, because we all know those hearts tastes like chalk!
...but 48% of participants are still eating them.
50% EAT CAKES AND CUPCAKES
It's hard to resist those mini cupcakes trays every time you pass the office break room.
50% of participants eat vday inspired cakes and cupcakes.
Plus, if you're one of those brave enough to manage the restaurants crowds, you deserve some molten chocolate cake at the end of dinner.
44% CONSUME GUMMIES
Candy gummies that is...
The kids at heart. We feel ya.
44% of participants report indulging in candy gummies throughout the day.
ALL THAT SUGAR = THE SUGAR CRASH
75% of participants admitted that one and done is not applicable to vday. Instead, these participants find it hard to stop after eating one piece of chocolate, candy, or any other sweet treat.
Which leads to...the crash.
71% of participants reported experiencing a sugar crash on Valentine's.
Makes sense with all the candies, cakes, and desserts being passed around.
THE ROLL OVER
It doesn't stop on the 14th.
90% continue consuming their favorite Valentine's day treats far beyond the actual day and sometimes keep indulging up to a week or more after the holiday.
- Eat Protein
- Prep Your Gut
- Call for Help
The more you exercise, the better you'll feel about eating some measly sweets on vday.
Enjoy vday, but don't let it get outta hand. Start the day off by eating a high protein breakfast to keep you fuller longer.
Swap out that chocolate donut for a protein shake and enjoy sweets later on in the day.
Prep your gut for the sugar filled day with probiotics.
Gut Health helps to improve digestion and balance out gut flora.
BURN CAN HELP:
- Suppresses Appetite
- Curbs SUGAR Cravings
- Boosts Metabolism
BURN uses natural fat burning thermogenics to boost thermogenesis and help keep vday snacking in check.
If any of the below Valentine's personalities sound like you, it may be worthwhile to give BURN a look over...
- The one with no will power.
- The person who can't say NO.
- The always chocolate wasted.
- The one who eats their sadness away.
- The boredom eater.
- The sympathy eater.
- The over-indulger.
Happy Vday ladies and gents!