Table sugar and foods with added sugar can be the ‘hidden factor’ in weight gain for many people. Often, we don’t think about a ‘teaspoon here and there’, but it can certainly add up. Sugar is rapidly digested; it promotes the release of substantial amounts of insulin (our fat-storage hormone) which encourages the body to store fat and more importantly tells it to not release fat. Sugar and sugar-laden foods are often nutritionally devoid and may strip the body of vital nutrients.
The good news is that by reducing and eventually eliminating sugar, you will notice greater and greater amounts of natural sweetness in the quality, whole foods that you eat.
From Carb-Appropriate 101 by Cliff Harvey PhD
Carb-Appropriate 101 gives you 101 daily tips to help you achieve the energy, health & performance you deserve. It includes daily tips for nutrition, movement, exercise, meditation, mindfulness, sleep, stress-reduction, and more! These tips are some of the themes that Cliff has written and spoken about over his decades in practice, in ‘bite-sized’ mini-articles.
Read the book from cover-to-cover, applying a tip a day, or simply open the book to any page to find a valuable health and performance tip to help you feel and perform at your very best.