Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Truth About Sugar... Why It's Making Our Society Fatter

sugar, addiction, cravings, cycle, shakeology, healthy, artificial sweetenersLet's talk about sugar and it's VICIOUS cycle. Cravings. Not getting full. Our bodies need carbohydrates for energy. Sugar is the simplest form of carbohydrates meaning our body uses them instantly and we remain hungry. Artificial sweeteners/high fructose corn syrups, candy, soda, can trick our body and release a chemical (dopamine) aka the "feel good" chemical that gives us a high and we CRAVE it more. Eat a candy bar. Chances are it'll "satisfy" that craving and 20 minutes later you're craving something else. Don't get me started on food addictions. That's another blog post to come.   
When our bodies encounter artificial ingredients they don't know how to store them and in turn store them as fat. For women what does that mean? That fat gets stored in our abdomen, thighs, and butt. So the answer to the much asked question, "Can diet soda make you fat?" Yes. It can. Increased abdominal girth, increased fatty tissue around our stomach, can cause metabolic syndrome- aka, heart disease, high blood sugar, and diabetes. It is an endless cycle and a downward spiral. 
vicious cycle, sugar addiction, artificial sweeteners, health, weight loss, diet, nutrition, shakeology, clean eatingSo when we talk about Shakeology curbing our cravings, the answer to the question "Does it work?" is yes. It does. Why? In Shakeolgy you get 17g of DENSE carbohydrates. These are complex carbohydrates. Your body takes longer to process complex carbs and uses more energy in doing so which in turn increases energy and boosts metabolism throughout the day. And ZERO artificial sweeteners. But that's a given. Did you really think my favorite meal each day would be one loaded with fake ingredients? 
When you consume a dense meal your body has that feeling of fullness for an extended period of time resulting in a decreased need to eat something else right away, and keep you more full. All. Day. Long. When you continue to fuel your body with nutrient dense foods, the purest form of protein (17 g of protein isolate to be exact), and ingredients that improve your metabolism, your body to works harder and you get results, improved nutrition, better health, and more energy. 
metabolic syndrome, diabetes, complications, sugar, health, high blood pressure, diet, education, lifestyle, weight loss, shakeololgy, beachbody, fitnessNo more storing things as fat. Instead, you're burning fat off of those problem areas. Plus that protein is used by your muscles for growth and repair and you begin to build those lean, sexy muscles! Nutrition is 80% of results, people. 
So before you ask me again about my Shakeology, my healthiest meal each day, my saving grace, and if it works- look at what you're putting in your body. Are you consuming artificial ingredients? Are you "fueling" your body with fake energy that will leave you crashing and craving throughout the day? Think of what you spending on things that do NOTHING for your nutrition. You truly get what you pay for.


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