Friday, November 26, 2010

Sugar Isn't Just Sweet

The majority of us don’t know exactly how many calories we eat in one day.  Before you eat a muffin it will assist your fitness goals to know what you are consuming so it doesn’t lead to a “MuffinTop.”  One blueberry muffin can have 380 calories, 19g of fat, and 28g of SUGAR!!

Burn Fat Faster – Eliminating the Negative Effects of Sugar

Sugar is considered a health food, according to it's publicist. It contains zero fat, is low in calories in small amounts, and provides instant energy. These attributes are all trumped by a simple physiological fact, In large quantities, sugar will make you fat! That may seem overtly obvious, but by understanding why it adds more fat to your body, you can minimize sugar's negative effects and create a leaner, healthier body.
Eating sugar is like flipping a switch that tells your body to store more fat. Sugar is everywhere, found in soda, candy, and desserts. Hidden sugar is disguised in refined carbohydrates like bread, rice, and pasta, and even in beer and milk. Your body can't tell the difference between the two, so it quickly digests and absorbs all of these sugars into your bloodstream by converting it to glucose. For example, one slice of white bread is converted into the same amount of glucose as 4 tablespoons of sugar.
Every time you eat sugar your blood glucose level rises, which stimulates the release of insulin, a powerful hormone that signals your body to store fat. The more sugar you consume, the greater the rise in blood glucose and the more your body stores fat.
There is a lot of media coverage about the dangers of saturated fat (and for good reason), but there is not enough coverage on the dangers of sugar. Limit both sugar intake and saturated fat in your diet, and you will see astonishing changes in your body. You will not believe the difference.I PROMISE!!!
Of course, you may not be ready to give up subs, fries, and spaghetti just yet, but you can use strategies that slow down the rate at which sugar is absorbed into your bloodstream(so your body doesn't store as much fat). You'll diminish the impact any food has on your glucose levels and your body's ability to burn fat faster...

Come back tomorrow to view multiple strategies that will decrease the rate sugar and or refined carbs are converted into body fat!


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