Sugar & Weight Loss| Do you Gain Or Loose?

Sugar & Weight Loss| Do you Gain Or Loose?

Do sugar really help with weight loss? Or does it make it worst? many of us ask these questions over and over as our brain is being control by sugar a lot of times. In this article I will give you a clear Idea and knowledge on Sugar and weight loss, this will answer the question on do you really gain or loose from lot of sugar.

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What on earth does water have to do with weight loss? Actually, a lot more than you previously imagined.

Are you aware that some studies have shown that your brain cannot distinguish between hunger and thirst? Sometimes when your body is telling you that you are thirsty, your brain may be hearing that you are hungry. So what do you do? You put food in your mouth when a glass of water might have been sufficient. Most food has calories, most water doesn’t. Simple equation. ‘enough said on that topic.

By the way, ever wake up in the middle of the night and crave a snack? Nine times out of ten, a glass of water will do the trick. I know, I didn’t believe it either until I tried it. It really works!

Tissue, muscle, cells, even blood are all comprised to a large per cent of water. When your brain starts getting signals that water is needed…well, remember the confusion factor mentioned above? We eat something instead of giving our body what it really craves and needs! Your entire body works much better, by the way, when the fluid levels are kept up where they need to be.


Drinking Lots of Liquid Can Cause Weight Loss

Sure it can, but what KIND of liquid. I won’t even talk about sodas, coffee, or tea sweetened with sugar. I’m going to assume that you already know that sugar is not the way to go if you want to lose weight, but what about the artificially sweetened drinks? those are terrible and so much of us love artificial sweeteners.

Did you know that sugar can contribute to weight gain? Continue Reading…


Do Artificial Sweeteners Can Cause You To Gain Weight?

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Some studies have shown that using artificial sweeteners can contribute to weight gain in at least two ways and causes diabetes.

First, there is the confusion factor. When you use artificial sweeteners, you, and your brain, become confused about the calorie content of the food you eat. You may actually find yourself eating more in an effort to satisfy an internal urge or interpretation, and this urge may be related to the assumed “fact” that the sweet soda you just drank didn’t have that many calories, so neither does this cinnamon roll. Actually, before artificial sweeteners, our bodies and brains were pretty good at relating calorie content to food based on the sweetness.


A Word For Some Parent

Our bodies’ understanding of “sweetness” and the development of the internal calorie estimating apparatus mentioned above apparently occurs in childhood. Early use of artificial sweeteners could cause the grown-up years later to ingest more of sweet foods than they should.

The second way in which artificial sweeteners may contribute to weight gain is what could be called…Sugar


The Sweetness (sugar) Trap

Your body is a complicated device which has developed a huge number of inter-related, synergistic, stimulus sensing and automatic response mechanisms. It has learned to begin things happening inside when something sweet is detected. The digestive system is prepared to receive a certain type of fuel…Which it welcomes! When you ingest food or drink which has been artificially sweetened, all your little hormones, glands, cells, and systems begin asking, “What’s going on?” Like prisoners in an old movie, they start rattling their tin cups and yelling out, “FEED ME!” Oh yeah, that was the plant in “Little Shop Of Horrors”, wasn’t it?

Anyway, your internal messengers are now not very happy, nor will they be until you send down some calories for them to munch on. See the trap? It reminds me of when I managed a restaurant when people would order a salad and diet drink and then smother the salad in high-calorie, high-fat dressing and have ice cream for dessert. Get the picture.


Hold A Minuit! It Can be Even Worst

Artificial sweeteners are much sweeter than ordinary sugar, and that’s why you can sweeten a cup of coffee with one little white pill. However, there are some studies which indicate that artificial sweeteners become somewhat addictive. If that isn’t bad enough, this brings us to one of the most popular drugs in America…


Caffeine! The Legal Drug

Even though a lot of people who want to lose weight are drinking artificially sweetened drinks, a lot of these drinks – coffee, tea, sodas – contain caffeine. Caffeine is a diuretic and also a drug that you can be addicted to. It dehydrates you, causing your body to lose water. Remember, water = good. When you are dehydrated, low on internal liquid, your metabolism slows down. This means your body gets by on fewer calories and stores the Sugar & Weight Loss| Do you Gain Or Loose?rest as fat.

Think it through: You get dehydrated, you get thirsty. You just drank a cup of tea, coffee, or soda, so you can’t be thirsty, can you? Since your brain can’t really tell the difference between hunger and thirst signals, it tells you to eat something when all that’s really going on is that you need a drink of water.


So This Is What You Should Do…

1). Substitute water for most of the other stuff you’re drinking.

2). “Buy” your artificially sweetened drinks. My wife came up with this idea, but I have seen it used in other contexts as well. If you drink an artificially sweetened drink and/or one with caffeine, buy it back with at least an equivalent sized drink of water. Eight ounces of coffee? Follow it with eight ounces of water.

3). Is water boring for you? Then try flavoring your water with lemon or something else. Use herbal teas that have their own flavor and might not even need to be sweetened.

4). Include soups and juices in your diet. These are high liquid content. Just be aware that while nutritionally better for you than diet drinks or drinks with caffeine, they DO contain calories.

Sugar & Weight Loss| Do you Gain Or Loose?

5). Can’t do without sweetened drinks? Try HONEY. This is a natural food available online and at most health foods stores. While it has a sweetening effect, It does not produce the cravings for more food as do other non-sugar sweeteners. But I tried Honey and that’s how it worked for me. I was drinking four to six cups of coffee sweetened with artificial sweeteners a day, I started using HONEY, and the desire for constant snacking went away. I will warn you, while technically VERY sweet, it does have an acquired taste. I figure if I could get used to it, anybody could. It’s the best sweetener to use.

Conclusion

I always say I ain’t no Doctor, Nurse, Physician or Medical Practitioner, but the is a lot we can actually do to live a longer and healthier life as a whole, the internet in a gateway to information and this is certainly one of the sites you can visit or bookmark, revisiting and learning how you can be healthy. Since having this health site and doing many many research, there is so much I’ve learn and continue to do so in the process.

Food Companies and Pharmacies using many drugs that is bad for us as well, so if you can eat the right natural foods and not the artificial ones, we will be able to fight off many sickness and plagues that affect our bodies.

So I sincerely ask if you’re reading this article, do take a look at the other health articles I’m having here on this site. Which can help you to make your health better for you, your family and relatives and the world as a whole, we’re not as healthy as the older folks, we’re eating much more food that is harmful to us, so as a result we’re living a shorter life span on an average.

Any questions you may have on this article, feel free to leave those questions in the comments box below, I’ll be sure to join in the discussion and surely answer your questions.

 

Earl

 

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27 thoughts on “Sugar & Weight Loss| Do you Gain Or Loose?”

  1. About 20 years ago (okay, yes, I’m that old) I used the Atkins diet for a while. He made a point in his book of saying that artificial sweeteners might not work because of the “brain trick” thing you mention.

    I’ve also never been a big water drinker. Not that long ago I had a scare when I became dehydrated. It can happen and you won’t even know it, so, yes, water is very important.

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  2. Great article on health! I think you nailed it! Sugar turns into fat, so eating sweets and really be a health risk if someone is trying to loose weight. Keeping our body ALKALINE is the best way to avoid cancer. One of the things I promote is Alkaline Water which is loaded with oxygen. Keeping our PH Balance above 7.0 is important. I like your advice to drink more liquid, like water since out brains cannot tell the difference. Plus it is not really a good idea to eat late at night and have your digestive system working hard…It needs the rest. REALLY GREAT ARTICLE! Thanks!

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  3. Great article on health! I think you nailed it! Sugar turns into fat, so eating sweets and really be a health risk if someone is trying to loose weight. Keeping our body ALKALINE is the best way to avoid cancer. One of the things I promote is Alkaline Water which is loaded with oxygen. Keeping our PH Balance above 7.0 is important. I like your advice to drink more liquid, like water since out brains cannot tell the difference. Plus it is not really a good idea to eat late at night and have your digestive system working hard…It needs the rest. REALLY GREAT ARTICLE! Thanks!

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  4. The importance of water in our body cannot be overemphasized. Water is required to keep the body dehydrated at all times and lack of it of course has a lot of effects in the body system. When we talk of weight loss, a lot of factors are responsible for excessive weight and sweetness are actually part of them. For me exercise and drinking lots of water would really go a long way in controlling weight.

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  5. Hi,

    From my research sugar is the most unhealthy substances that you can consume, especially on a daily basis, some people don’t know the harmful effects of sugar and weight loss diets with sweets, they may set themselves up for failure when working out, Sugar is a major culprit in weight gain since it contains calories, but not much else in the way of vitamins, minerals, or anything else that’s good for you. Taking too much of sugar can make someone gain weight.

    Thank you.

    Aluko.

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  6. There is nothing that can compare to water, God give us water because He knows what is the best for our bodies. Other drinks may taste good but the question is is it good. Even juice brands that claims to be one hundred percent cannot compared to water so lets drink more water to promote good health.

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  7. Much wisdom here Earl. Water is the way to go. Having worked with children in the mental health area, I witnessed how sugar had a detrimental effect on their overall health and mental clarity. Also artificial substitutes have so many negative health effects. Thanks for this informative article.

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing this with us and it is really making se se to see all these here. Being able to really make the very best use of a weight loss plan like this would be excellent cinsuring that I want to really lose some weight before getting back to work hence. Thamk

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  9. What we eat into our body system affects us in a very big way, it determines how healthy we are and how we we’ll develop. Weight loss is a topic a lot of people sort after and a lot of research les has been done on it. I think sugar can affect weight gain and it can also affect weight loss, I think sugar has different types. Thanks for sharing

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  10. Too much sugar whether it’s artificial or natural sugar can truly have negative effects on a person. Not only does it increase weight gain but it can develop into a more serious health concern such as diabetes, I have type 1 diabetes and sugar in any way is a dangerous weapon for my body so o try to stay as clean as I can but again, almost everything has carbohydrates which can be really tricky if the person doesn’t know that sugars and carbohydrates are related. Water is always the best alternative to sugary drinks, and as you said, most times we tend to eat snacks or even full meals when in reality we just need our daily dose of water. 

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  11. I love sugar but I am thankful I do not have diabetes.  I am drinking more water than soda.  Eventually I will be off soda.  I do believe that sugarless sugar is not good if you want sugar eat sugar.The website was good and it flowed smoothly.  The information was very informative.

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  12. I feel that lately we demonize sugar because of the the mainstream fad diets. Yes I cam across that article about our brain before as well. Also our brain cannot distinguish between being excited and nervous, so, fun fact, when you are really nervous just tell yourself that you are excited. It works like magic.

    I know for the fact that Aspartame, one of the artificial sweeteners, is so bad to the point that can scar our brain tissues. The worst part about it is that once it enters our body, the chemical changed into Formaldehyde! 

    I love your buy it back with water tips, never thought of it that way before but will do.

    I still think that sugar, once come in a whole food form is not bad but once we use too much processed sugar then it is bad news. Moderation is the key in my opinion. 

    Thanks for sharing this Earl.   

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  13. Thanks for this article. This article on sugar and weight loss, and if sugar causes weight gain or loss, is very educating. I have really learnt a lot about sugar and sweetness from this article, and how drinking much liquid can cause weight loss. I also learnt different ways to avoid gaining weight from sugar, as you stated above, and how coffee causes dehydration. This is a very rich article, and I, for one, has gained so much knowledge.

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  14. This was an interesting read. This is the battle I am having in my house, what is challenging is that I have to facilitate and help my kids loose weight. It is very challenging to facilitate this because it looks like their taste buds are designed to enjoy sugar. I like the recommendations you made on different and creative ways to drink water, will surely try that with them. 

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