Why Not Sugar?
Nov 10, 2015
Sugar. It can seem pretty harmless.
You may think you are not that dependent on it. Until you try to eliminate it from your diet.
Have you ever tried to eliminate sugar from your diet? I have. Numerous times I've tried to cut back or cut it out of my diet completely. Many times I have failed. That is, until about a year ago. A year ago is when I began using our Stop, Drop and Move weight loss protocol in an attempt to change my diet and, hopefully, shed a few pounds I had picked up since turning the big 4-0 some years ago.
I won't say that it was an easy thing, to give up sugar, but it was doable. I was able to successfully rid my body of it and lose weight. There are many benefits on cutting back on sugar or cutting it out completely - the processed kind, that is.
1. Lower blood pressure
2. Lower bad cholesterol
3. Decrease your risk for heart attack
4. Keep your brain sharp
5. Decrease risk for alzheimer's and dementia
6. Lower your risk for diabetes
7. Improve your skin
8. Help prevent fatty liver disease
These are just some of the benefits of cutting back on sugar and changing your diet. There are more, including the fact that it can decrease your chance of suffering from anxiety and/or depression.
The first step towards better health and controlling your sugar intake is to be aware of how much and what kind of sugar you are eating. Added sugars are the bad sugars.
In order to know how much and what kind of sugars you are eating, you must read the labels of your foods. Educate yourself and learn to tell the difference between the good and the bad.
The bottom line is this. Added sugars are everywhere and they are not healthy for you. Cutting sugar out of your diet and changing the way you eat will only improve your health. Although it may not be easy at first, it WILL be worth it!