Persuasive Speech: The Bad Effects of Sugar

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The speaker aims to convince the audience that sugar is a dangerous drug that is harming the health of Americans. The thesis statement suggests that understanding sugar addiction and how to stop it will have positive effects on people’s lives. The attention step asks if the audience is addicted to sugar and presents the prevalence of sugar addiction in society. The speaker recommends The Sugar Addicts Total Recovery Program by Dr. Kathleen DesMaisons, which includes steps such as eating breakfast with protein, keeping a journal, and taking vitamins. The plan also recommends shifting from white to brown foods and removing processed sugars from one’s diet. The speaker concludes by saying that any plan that focuses on a well-balanced diet can help achieve a healthier lifestyle.

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I want to persuade my audience that sugar is a dangerous drug that is damaging America’s health. Thesis Statement: We need to know why we are addicted to sugar, how can stop the addiction, and the positive effects kicking the sugar habit will have on our lives.


Are you a sugarholic? Do you eat refined sugar everyday? Can you go more than one day without eating some type of sugar containing food? Have you ever hidden candy in your home in an effort not to share them with anyone? If you have you are not alone; I am guilty of my own questions. Sugar addiction is the most prevalent, widely practiced and legally accepted addiction in our society. Through my research I have found several books written on the sugar addiction. Having natural food in your system can cause positive reactions in your body. In turn creating a healthier you.)

Satisfaction Step

The Sugar Addicts Total Recovery Program by Dr. Kathleen DesMaisons. Suggests seven simple steps to kicking the sugar habit.

Eat breakfast with protein

  1. Dr. D says sugar addicted people do not normally eat breakfast.
  2. Which means by 10 a.m. we are reaching for the most convenient thing to snack on.
  3. Which is usually some sugar loaded substance.

Keep a journal

  1. Write down what you eat.
  2. And how you feel when you eat it.
  3. That way you can keep track of your sugar cravings.

Three meals a day with protein

  1. Dr. D believes protein stabilizes blood sugar.
  2. Reducing the amount of sugar cravings.

Take Vitamins

A multivitamin a day keeps the doctor away.

Shift from whites to browns

a. White foods such as bread or rice generally under the same type of process as sugar to get its color. b. Robbing it of its nutrients. c. Wheat bread and brown rice are more natural products. d. They are healthier for the body.

Taking out the sugar

Now you watch your intake of sugar. This step should be easier because you have been training your body not to crave processed sugar substances.

Enjoy the healthier you

Transition: You don’t have to adopt this plan, any plan that concentrates on eating a well-balanced diet can help.

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