If losing weight is your goal with your fitness routine, my guess is the weight you want to lose is fat. How did I know that? I’m psychic. In order to shed fat pounds you will want to scale way back on sugar consumption.
What: Sugar. Including cane sugar, sucrose, evaporated cane juice, high-fructose corn syrup, soda, fruit juice, energy drinks, high sugar coffee drinks, grain desserts, dairy desserts, candy, etc.
Why: Sugar, and thus insulin spikes in the body can cause the body to synthesize fat in a process called lipogenesis¹. Sugar turns to fat in the body.
Eat this instead: Fruit. Your body does need sugar; just try to keep it in its natural form. When sugar is consumed in moderation from fruit it is accompanied with fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins that your body needs for energy.
Bottom line: Eat your fruit: and stay away from donuts and soda.
NEXT: FAKE SUGAR
1. Salynn Boyles, WebMD, “Fructose May Make You Fatter”, July 31 2008, http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20080731/fructose-may-make-you-fatter