Reduce Sugar in Your Diet and Lose Weight

Did you know you can lose a lot of weight simply by cutting sugar from your diet? It's been proven that eliminating all soda and soft drinks but not drastically modifying the rest of your diet will yield weight loss. And the reason is the sugar. Sugar contains a lot of calories, and it wreaks havoc on your body. This havoc causes you to gain weight. And it's usually weight that forms as fat on your belly.

Eating sugar -- whether added to food and drinks, or in the form of sweet food and drinks -- will make your body increase its production of insulin. This increase is usually quite drastic and fast. The huge increase of sugar added to your system makes your body kick into gear to attempt to regulate the influx. It accomplishes this by producing insulin.

Now the insulin dispatches the sugar from your system quickly, but in the process your body's overall insulin levels drop rapidly, and very drastically as well. This creates what the Romans call a vicious cycle. When your insulin levels are low, your body screams for sugar. Technically, it screams for food of any kind, because low insulin levels equate to a bad thing within your body's system. The body is smart too. It actually creates cravings for sugar because that will give you the quickest relief to your low blood sugar levels.

And so the viscious cycle begins. You feed yourself sugar, and then your body spikes the insulin to take care of the load quickly. Soon your sugar levels are too low for the amount of insulin in your body, so it starts screaming for more. And you give it more to quell the screaming.

If you stop giving your body sugar -- or at least drastically drop the amount of sugar you're giving it -- your insulin levels will even out. The first few days will be difficult as your body is burning off the extra sugar it has stored in the past. But once you're past those first few days, you'll find yourself feeling much better, having little to no cravings, and you'll even start losing weight too.

Here is the best, easiest way to drastically reduce the amount of sugar you eat each day:

Cut out all soft drinks. Know how cigarettes are referred to as cancer-sticks? Think of soft drinks as diabetes-in-a-can.

And do not use artificial sweeteners. These are terrible for your body if abused as much as most people abuse sugar. If you have to use sweetener, use honey or stevia. DO NOT use splenda or anything that contains aspartame.

Eat sweets and processed foods that contain sugar in moderation. Start to think of candy and chocolates as alcohol.

Sugar is an addicting substance too.

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