What if I told you that if you stop eating one specific food your health would improve and you will lose weight? Would that peak your interest? I sure hope so. Well, you can probably guess what food I’m going to say – sugar. Sugar and all variations of sugar including high fructose corn syrup is the worst thing you can put in your mouth. Study after study confirms this fact but most people keep on eating or drinking an amazing amount of sugar everyday of their lives.
Over the past few years I’ve read and researched a vast amount of various nutritional claims and diets and the one thing they all have in common is they agree that sugar is enemy number one for our health and waistlines. But most people simply ignore the evidence and continue along the path of self destruction through sugar .
Sugar offers zero nutritional value – zilch, zip, nada.
So why do people continue along the path of self destruction? Sometimes they think they are getting away from sugar simply by not drinking that can of soda and switching to water or any other healthy alternative. And even though this is a great first step to rid yourself of sugar you got to go further.
Just like with salt a lot of processed foods contain sugar and sugar derivatives. Try to get in the habit of reading the nutrition facts label for every processed food you buy at the grocery store and zero in on how many grams of sugar it contains per serving. Compare other similar foods and choose the one with either no sugar added or the least amount of sugar added.
I could go on and on but I want to keep the message short and to the point. Over the next week or so focus on how much sugar is in the foods you are eating and drinking. Then the following week focus on eating and drinking as little sugar as possible. Just a brief warning you may experience withdrawals when you eliminate or severely restrict your sugar consumption.