How To Eat Sugar And Still Lose Weight?
Sugar is a health food, after all, it contains zero fat and provides instant energy,also makes the food taste better. But these attributes are all trumped by a physiological fact: Sugar is not a weight loss food. That may seem like a given, but by understanding why it makes you fat, you can minimize effects of sugar and create a healthier, leaner body.
Eating sugar is like flipping a switch that tells your body to store fat. And sugar is everywhere—not just in candy, soda, and desserts. It’s disguised in refined carbohydrates like pasta, bread, bear, and milk. Your body can’t tell the difference—it quickly digests and absorbs all these sugars into your bloodstream as glucose.
This means most people eat the equivalent of a high-sugar diet—even if they’ve sworn off sweets. Case in point: During digestion, one slice of white bread is converted into the same amount of glucose as 3 tablespoons of sugar.
- Skip the Granola Bar
If you want a convenient snack, avoid cereal, and “performance” bars— because they’re full of sugar.
- Pop a Fiber Pill
When people took that same amount of glucomannan before each meal three times a day, they reduced LDL (bad) cholesterol by 21 percent in just 4 weeks.
- Douse Your Salad with Vinaigrette
Order extra pickles on sandwiches and begin any high-carbohydrate meal with a side salad that’s mixed with a vinegar-based dressing, such as balsamic vinaigrette. Or make your own vinegar-and-oil dressing by slowly whisking 2 tablespoons of olive oil into a bowl containing 2 tablespoons of red or white vinegar.
- Add Some Metal to Your Diet
Try it yourself, but make sure the mineral name includes “picolinate”; the compound is the form of chromium that your body can most readily use.
- Eat Java-Friendly Foods
An important point: When it’s not paired with sugar, caffeine increases the rate at which your body burns fat. So, whenever possible, drink the coffee but skip the doughnut, muffin, or bagel