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What Are The Benefits Of Cutting Out Sugar?

November 22, 2014 2 min read

We all know that sugar is bad for our weight loss efforts, but it's also horrendously addictive so is hard to cut out of your diet. I'm not claiming to be 100% sugar-free as I refuse to lie to you guys, but I have been working on cutting sugar out of my diet as much as possible for a while now. If, like me, you're struggling to cut it out completely, then cutting it down is a great start.
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I recently spoke to Lola Biggs, a dietitian at Conscious Food, to find out why it's beneficial to cut out (or at least reduce) sugar from our diets... Refined sugar is an anti-nutrient, so not only does it fail to provide you with any nutritious content, it actually causes your body to use its own nutrient stores as it struggles to digest the sugar. Over time this nutrient deficit accumulates and results in reduced physical and mental wellbeing. So it's far more than just something that gets in the way of losing those last few inches!
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Our bodies require both macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats and protein) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), and this dietary combination is what ensures our bodies are able to function correctly. Eating foods high in sugar (which are also typically high in fat and refined carbohydrates, whilst having a low nutritional value) creates havoc with the body's natural balances though. This disrupts the metabolism as it creates a rollercoaster effect on the blood sugar levels. You've all heard of a sugar high - right? The rollercoaster has to come down though, which is why that high is soon followed by tiredness and generally feeling rubbish.
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If you've ever tried cutting out sugar then you'll know how difficult it is. Recent studies have even shown that the addictive effects of sugar are comparable to those of many drugs! So it's not surprising you're struggling! Don't worry though because there are ways to deal with sugar cravings, and you'll notice a huge improvement in your energy levels. Refined sugar is an energy-zapper. Once you make the change to slow-release, low GI alternatives, you'll notice a far more stable energy cycle throughout the day, and far less cravings! Featured image credit: http://www.carlagoldenwellness.com/2014/09/22/how-to-tame-a-sugar-addiction/

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