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The Roller Coaster Effect- eating sugar increase your appetite

Posted Jan 10 2010 9:14am 1 Comment

How many times we wonder which diet "works"?

We keep hearing about Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, among other common weight-loss strategies.

You can take the approach that you prefer. However, it doesn't matter how many calories you eat. The key is eating the right foods. We wonder why we don't loose weight, if we are doing "everything" right, drinking and eating "light", fat free and sugar free foods. 

No matter which approach you are using, there are facts that you just have to know; such as the ROLLER COASTER EFFECT. What is this? 

By leveling out the peaks and valleys of your blood sugar levels, you essentially are turning the "roller coaster" ride of cravings and overeating into a "highway" of appetite control.

A Word About Sugar Alcohols: A lot of "Sugar Free" foods have ingredients called sugar alcohols in them such as maltitol and sorbitol. These ingredients can be as bad or worse than sugar.

Careful reading of labels is necessary to know how much added sugar you are getting. Sometimes there will be small amounts of many types of sugars, so none of them end up being in the the first few ingredients of the label. Other times, sugar masquerades as apparently more “healthy” ingredients, such as honey, rice syrup, or even “organic dehydrated cane juice”. 

Here is a list of some of the possible code words for “sugar”-

Corn sweetener
Corn syrup, or corn syrup solids
Dehydrated Cane Juice
Dextrin
Dextrose
Fructose
Fruit juice concentrate
Glucose
High-fructose corn syrup
Honey
Invert sugar
Lactose
Maltodextrin
Malt syrup
Maltose
Maple syrup
Molasses
Raw sugar
Rice Syrup
Saccharose
Sorghum or sorghum syrup
Sucrose
Syrup
Treacle
Turbinado Sugar
Xylose

Changing your style of living, instead of "dieting" will give you full results. If you want to do yourself a favor- check your fridge's doors, read the ingredients of the food. I also have to say that there are other ingredients that can led you with the Roller Coaster Effect.

Peace!

Jessica
www.beachbodycoach.com/jes sicacampos

 

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 Jessica,

      Excellent piece. It truly is amazing how the food companies have managed to fool the American people to eating large amounts of sugar and additives to their own detriment. Nutritional information such as that you write should be a prerequisite for all modern children to read.  

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