41 grams of Sugar in Pepsi | Motivation Photography

What 41 grams of sugar in a can of Pepsi looks like

What 41 grams of sugar in a can of Pepsi looks like

Well, it’s that time of year again ladies and gentlemen: Resolution Time, 2011 Edition! And, for better or worse, this year I’m going to try something really ambitious — the reduction of sugar in my diet.

To help pave my road to better health, earlier today I asked myself the following question: From a visual perspective, how much sugar is actually in a single can of Pepsi? In my quest for answers, and to ensure everything was as scientific as possible, I busted out my trusty kitchen scale and camera gear to visually establish what 41 grams of sugar looks like – the amount of sugar that Pepsi claims according to their nutrition label is present in every single 355ml can of regular cola.

I ‘see’ this 41 grams of sugar number day in and day out, but up until this experiment I never really had a true sense of what that actually meant. If a picture tells a thousand words, than a picture of 41 grams of sugar says quite a bit, and even more so when I factor in my ability to easily consume 4 or 5 cans of Pepsi in a single day. Long story short, if you’re a visual learner like me, than a “picture” of the situation can do wonders in helping you to focus your resolution efforts, and maybe even modify your behaviour.

2013 Update: Great news guys, since writing this blog my photography skills have become better, LOL, and I rarely drink Pepsi – or any other carbonated drink – to the degree I once did. I’ve since lost 23 pounds, of which I would say a great many was attributed to simply reducing my intake of sugar. Man, I’m glad I took this picture.

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