Friday, June 19, 2009

Sugar is the Devil, Part Deux

As I wrote here:, to lose weight, you have to work towards eliminating all refined sugar, corn syrup and artificial sugars from your everyday diet.

As this article details,, sugars and artificial sweeteners are addictive. The more you eat, the more you crave.

Plus, since there's no nutritional value to sugars and other sweeteners, your body will crave even more food to get the needed nutrients.

That's not to say that you can never, ever eat anything if it contains sugar (but definitely always avoid both corn syrup and artificial sweeteners).

You don't have to miss out on dessert on special occasions. Of course you can have a piece of cake at a wedding, or a fabulous dessert at a 4 star restaurant for your 50th birthday. The goal is not to eliminate sugar completely but eliminate refined sugar from your everyday diet, and corn syrup and artificial sweeteners altogether.

And if you want something sweet mid-day, instead of a cookie, try grapes, berries, or any other perfectly ripe piece of fruit. Over time, you'll find you won't miss the cookie or the extra pounds those cookies saddled you with.

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