The number one drawback to a contemporary Western diet is the fact that it is so saturated with refined sugars. Everything we eat, from bread to fruit juice, contains sugar, and this prevents countless people from achieving the weight loss and general health goals they dream of. Thankfully, there are ways to break this cycle of sugar addiction. When you stop by Lean Healthy Life in Tucson to have a consultation with Dr. Eric Lane or another of our great experts, we’ll show you how to reduce the amount of sugar you ingest and take back control of your dieting habits. Keep reading to see how a high sugar diet may be negatively affecting you and what you can do to stop it.
The Negative Effects of Sugar
Contrary to popular belief, sugar isn’t just the white and refined table sugar we normally associate with the word. Rather, sugar comes in many forms and is found in all sorts of foods like fruit, milk, jellies, and soda. Because sugar is so ubiquitous in our culture, it’s not uncommon for the average person to eat two or more pounds of sugar in just a week! As you might have already guessed, all this sugar can lead to a myriad of issues including weight gain and diabetes.
Sugar is probably most famously known for creating trouble with your blood glucose levels. When you eat foods high in sugar content, you blood glucose spikes quickly which triggers the release of insulin to help manage your blood sugar. Unfortunately, insulin can throw all of your bodies best fat burning hormones out of whack which can lead to gaining weight or in extreme cases, diabetes.
When your white blood cells want to fight off disease, they turn to the Vitamin C they have stored to be able to consume the virus or bacteria that is attacking your body. However, if your diet is high in sugar you cells will make room for all that extra glucose by giving it the space they would normally allocate for Vitamin C. In serious cases, this can lead to your immune system being compromised.
What Can You Do To Fix An Out of Control Diet?
Thankfully, keeping your sugar in check is something that you can control completely. By making changes to the things you eat and drink, you can ensure that you are receiving a healthy amount of sugar in your diet. Some tips for making those changes include cutting out sugary drinks like soda or fruit juice as well as cooking from scratch so that you can better control the ingredients that go into your food.
Dr. Lane has been advising people for years about what changes they can make to their diet to reduce sugar, and his results have proven to work. They’ve even been so effective as to catch the eye of Chris Powell, trainer on ABC’s hit reality show Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. Powell writes:
Dr. Lane’s holistic approach to overall wellness is such a refreshing change from traditional weight loss treatment. His no-nonsense take on nutrition and the food industry is a wake up call to us all. But most of all, I love his underlying emphasis on empowering ourselves to pursue a better quality of life. Keep up the amazing work, Doc!
Call today at (520) 742-7785 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your sugar handling consultation today. Be sure to ask if any one of our many weight loss programs is the right choice for you!