If you read our last article on the ‘cons and cons’ of eating sugar, you already know it is a poison, but let us be absolutely clear – sugar is one of the most toxic substances out there. And the worst thing? It is practically unavoidable! The food industry needs to make money and sugar is one of the cheapest available conservative, so most of the processed foods we eat are packed with it. The labels on the product we buy on regular basis don’t make it easy to avoid it either as sugar can ‘hide’ under over 60 (!) different names, most of which we wouldn’t even associate with sweetness. It has an extremely harmful effect on your body. Our Weight Loss Hernando County specialist has raised the concern that we all consume much more sugar that we should. It can result in things like obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood sugar and many, many others. Still in doubt? In this article, we will describe and explain what does added sugar so to your body.
1. You gain excess weight
Sugar is highly addictive so the more we consume it, the more our bodies crave it. The problem is, our bodies are not accustomed to metabolise excess sugar (which is anything more than 6 teaspoons per day. To give you an idea, an average American consumes at least 3 times more than that). What happens to sugar that is not metabolised? It accumulates and becomes… fat.
2. You put your heart in danger.
When we consume sugar, our body breaks it into glucose. The liver distributes glucose in our body according to its needs and gives us the energy we need to function. But what happens when the needs are met and there’s still sugar left to distribute? The overload of sugar becomes fat that goes straight to your veins, raising your triglycerides and cholesterol levels. And we all know what that means for your heart.
3. It affects the way you think, work and concentrate
You now that feeling of extra energy when you indulge something sweet? The Sugar Rush! Yeah, it’s all good when it lasts but it doesn’t last very long, does it? That’s because when you eat sweet things, your blood sugar levels come up drastically… only to drop just as violently, making you tired, sleepy and unable to concentrate. Moreover, some experts believe that many mental disorders, including Alzheimers, “may be caused by the constant burning of glucose for fuel by your brain.”
How to fight the addiction
You probably don’t need any more convincing to stop eating added sugar, but it can be so difficult. What you need is a guidance. Someone who can help you transition from sugar addiction to your new healthy lifestyle, without making you cry with frustration for a chocolate bar. You need a support system for when your motivation runs out.
Find out more about our Batista Weight Loss & Wellness
Our highly qualified weight-loss experts at Batista Weight loss and Wellness: Susan West-Opyoke, RDLD; John Batista, M.D.; Stephanie, M.A; and Valerie, Office Staff, together have decades of experience working with weight loss patients. They are passionate about promoting healthy living through their astonishing customized weight loss programs, which are clinically more developed – thanks to Dr. Batista.
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At Batista Weight loss and Wellness we believe that successful weight loss depends on two factors – the knowledge about how to lose weight and following through on your weight loss plan. Our experts will guide you all throughout the process by providing you with a customized weight loss plan. Regular face-to-face interaction will be a source of additional motivation to achieve your goals!
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IWeight Loss Hernando County specialist, Batista Weight Loss, is here for you for all of those things. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and see how we can help you start saying ‘NO’ to sugary treats.
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