Sugar: The Bitter Truth

Calories In < Calories Out ≠ Weight Loss

Most people think that to lose weight, you just need to consume less calories than what you use on a daily basis. Well, it turns out that that’s not enough and not true. Eating low calorie foods with high sugar content will still result in consuming more calories that what you think you’re consuming from reading the nutrition label because sugar, both the natural kind from fruits (glucose) and the other kind (fructose / high fructose corn syrup), will get converted to fat which will not only lead to obesity but also to many health problems. Unfortunately, most processed foods you can find all around you contain LOTS of sugar including hamburger buns, ketchup, barbecue sauce, and many other things that don’t taste very sweet. Carbohydrates / carbs (especially sugar) -> insulin -> fat!

Conclusion:

To lose weight, do the following:

  • eat foods with no added sugar (read the nutrition label regarding calories and sugars)
    Other names for added sugars include: corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, fruit juice concentrate, maltose, dextrose, sucrose, honey, and maple syrup.
  • if a packaged food contains sugar in the first 3 ingredients, avoid it (ingredients are listed in order of decreasing content)
  • if sugar is needed, use natural, zero-calorie Stevia
  • reduce or eliminate carb consumption
  • eat high fiber foods
  • eat only natural, non-processed foods
  • don’t eat more than you need
  • eat
    • fiber
    • omega 4 fatty acids (wild fish, flax seed)
    • micronutrients (fruits and vegetables)
  • don’t eat / drink
    • sugar, fructose
    • trans fats
    • omega 6 fatty acids
    • alchohol
    • branched-chaine amino acids

Calories In < Calories Out && !Sugar = Weight Loss

For proof on this weight loss solution, watch the following video by Dr. Robert H. Lustig or read his best-selling book titled “The Fat Chance” or get his cookbook or read the book “Why We Get Fat and What to Do About it” by Gary Taubes.

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Another highly recommended documentary about this same subject is Fed Up.

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