Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Fit Tip Tuesday - Sugar and Weight Loss

The biggest reason people get fat is SUGAR!   Sugar is terrible for weight loss. While consuming simple carbs and sugar post-workout is okay, consuming sugar and simple carbs any other time of the day is definitely bad when it comes to losing weight.
Sugar has zero nutritional value and weakens your immune system.  Sugar spikes insulin which promotes fat storage and basically shuts off fat-burning processes.  It throws off your metabolic functions and is highly addictive. It is making you fat and sick!

One of my favorite quotes comes from Tosca Reno's The Eat Clean Diet book, "We sanitize, wash, and disinfect germs we can't see without hesitation but we consume, indulge, snack, wolf down and lick at sugars and fats without a second thought".

Sugar is the leading food additive in the U.S. and it's in almost everything we eat now.  Even so-called "healthy" foods can be loaded with sugar and artificial sweeteners.

One of the worst additives is high-fructose corn syrup.  It is found in everything from cereals to protein bars to breads and even condiments.  It's quickly metabolized as fat and prevents the body from knowing it's full.

Fructose, when it is found naturally in fruit - is great because it's surrounded with healthy nutrients and fiber.  But when fructose is extracted, refined, and made into a liquid sweetener, it's a poison.

What To Expect When Cutting Out Sugar?
When cutting down or cutting out sugar one can expect to get a bit rundown due to the body going into a rapid detox, this is because sugar helps hide the feelings of eating bad or bad lifestyle. When one confronts the problem and starts eating better the liver and kidneys need to filter out all the crap that has been consumed over the many, many years..
In time over the months the health will change to feel better and the weight will start to roll off. Do this type of diet for over 6 months to see some amazing results.

If you want to learn more about eating healthy, you can join my next challenge group and get FREE coaching in a small accountability group via facebook. I will teach you everything that I know about clean eating, proper nutrition, snacks, emotional eating, and more!!!
 I know that your summer is busy, you are traveling there are vacations and picnics and road trips and lots more. Don't let that be another excuse to start later. I will work around that. My goal is to help you kick the excuses, end emotional eating, arm you with the tools to be successful and teach you how to make it a lifestyle and not a crash diet. 
I am excited to help you reach your health and weight loss goals!

Email me for details - coachbethclark@outlook.com

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