I have been a personal trainer in San Diego since 1999, and I can say with conviction that its Sugar in the diet that leads to weight loss failure. Not so much mega caloric intake. Its more about energy balance of nutrients and the affect on the pancreas and liver. What I have seen repeatedly is massive weight loss when people titrate down off the simple sugar carbohydrates. This is the sensible diet folks.
Sugar has a profound impact on your health and wellness. Here are ten situations you may encounter if you don’t give it up! I personally feel it has no place in the diet of the lay person who doesn’t expend enough energy each day to use it as a proper fuel source. if your an endurance athlete and require some pre workout priming before your long 5 hour bike training ride then i believe a modicum of simple carbs is reasonable. For those who rarely workout, then its best to filter out as much sugar in your diet. Proteins and good fats can be very satisfying. Give them a chance!
New research has show that sugar itself contributes to diabetes more than just being obese. So perhaps you may want to ditch the sugary sodas!
Impaired Learning and Memory: A major study conducted at UCLA has show that a diet high in fructose corn syrup can impair the ability to learn and remember. Versus a diet high in omega-3 can reduce the damage.
Tooth decay: Maintaining an intake of less than 5% sugars in your diet will help you avoid cavities!
Asthma: in a 2012 Australian study of children who consumed half a liter of soft drinks or more, they found a correlation to the sugar consumption and Asthma and or COPD.
Cardiac Disease: We have recently learned that sugar has an inflammatory affect of the lumen of blood vessels therefore leading to atherosclerosis. Studies have showed that those who consumed 25% of there diet in sugar doubled there risk for heart disease!
Bad Gut Flora: High sugar ingestion weakens the good cut flora which control immunity and digestion. The end result in inflammation and a host of GI diseases.
Obesity: Numerous clinical studies have well defined the link between sugar sweetened beverages and weight gain with children. Now the obesity center has redefined there guidelines for recommended intake of these drinks!
Cancer: Big correlation between sugar consumption and high risk for ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer and esophageal cancer. Sugar leads to getting fat which has a direct correlation with cancers.
Hypercholesterolemia: Researchers at Emory University have found that sugar consumption leads to an increase in bad LDL cholesterol.
Aging Effect: The advent of glycation. This is when the sugar binds with amino acid molecules. The end result is the premature aging of our skin. One of many factors that represent the aging process.
So with all this information in mind isn’t it more than enough to inspire the deletion of sugar from the diet? I really don’t see and benefit to having it in my diet. From a personal perspective, i don’t appreciate the hypoglycemic spikes that occur when consumed leading to lethargy and fatigue. Its just not worth it! Below is a GREAT video and must watch if you want more detail about the problems with sugar. Enjoy!
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