Drop Sugar and Drop Weight
Eliminating sugar in its many forms
Article by Stiviva
Eating your favorite breakfast cereal or multi grain bread may not be a healthy choice, despite the barrage of advertisements to the contrary. Sugar transforms into triglycerides which are the chemical form in which most fat exists in body. Regardless of whether it’s added as table sugar, consumed in ice cream, converted through high glycemic carbs or swallowed in sugary soft drinks in the form of high fructose corn syrup which actually contains little fructose and mostly glucose.
Avoid Blood Sugar Spikes and Drop Weight
Cut back, or even eliminate sugar in its many forms to drop risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Excess sugar and carbohydrates are the primary reason so many people are unable to lose weight, as it wreaks havoc on your metabolism, causing sharp spikes in blood sugar.
This results in excess residual blood sugar, which is eventually converted to triglycerides for storage as fat. Break the sugar rush cycle, and your body will begin to function properly by releasing excess fat, with weight loss as a natural result.
Use Sugar Natural Substitutes
The first step to removing sugar from your diet is to replace sugars added to food and drink with low-calorie substitutes. The best options are the all natural sweetener’s, Stevia or Xylitol. Avoid using any product containing sucralose or aspartame, as they have been linked to brain cell excitation, neurologic disorders and other health issues.
Dr. Jonny Bowden, Ph.D and clinical nutrition specialist, in his book “Living Low Carb,” explains there is a concern that Splenda, although calorie-free, can still raise your blood sugar levels. Increased blood sugar levels trigger insulin release, which can result in unwanted fat storage.
Swap Fruit for Sweets
Your ultimate goal is to eliminate sugar in all its different disguises entirely from your diet. This is best done slowly through a carefully planned series of substitutions.
Fruit works well, as it has the same sweet taste as sugar, yet for most people doesn’t promote the rapid blood sugar surge due to its fiber content. Grab an apple instead of cake for dessert, or have a healthy bowl of mixed fruit and berries instead of your favorite breakfast cereal. Include a protein source to further level the blood sugar response.
Research is shining a bright light on how causes metabolic alterations which promote the storage of fat. In order to drop our risk from this number one killer, and naturally lose weight, we must slowly cut back and remove sugar in all forms from our diet.
We consume sugar from many sources, including table sugar, baked goods, breads and drinks. A plan which methodically eliminates sugar entirely will have a positive impact on our overall health and assist in natural weight loss.