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Sugar Is The Killer In Your Diet

Updated: Oct 24, 2023


sugar is the killer in your diet

Stop Counting Calories


Calories are based on heat content - nothing else


This is how calories are worked out


There is nothing in this to do with the nutrients of the food

So for people to count calories


They are doing themselves an injustice because the focus on health is thrown out the window and replaced with just 'Weight Loss Through Calorie Counting'


No calories are the same


100 Calories of Fructose

100 Calories of Glucose

100 Calorie of Protein

100 Calories of Fat

100 Calories of Carbohydrates


All the same calorie content


But they all have different affects on the body


And this is where the problem is when people just focus on calories and calorie counting


In the 90's there was a huge craze with the Glycemic Index


And the 'word' was that in order for you to lose weight - you must be able to control your insulin


But this message got lost


Probably because a lot of the foods they measured were not right and so people started to forget about the importance of this diet and the real underlying message - Control Insulin

Production


Sugar is the real danger


And this is what you should first be looking to control when starting any weight loss program


Side Note: if your goal is to just lose weight and you are not worried about your health... just count calories


Spikes of energy in the day


Cravings of foods in the day


Slumps leading to sleep in the day


These can all be related to your insulin levels and the types of foods you are eating


Just because you are sticking to your 1600 calories a day - this does not mean that you are balancing your insulin levels and going to have good overall health and energy


Here is another example


Sugar

Algarve

Honey


While people may argue that Algarve is much sweeter so you can use less (less calories) it is still sugar, and so is honey


It will still have an affect on the body


When you are starting your weight loss journey


You first and initial focus should be on improving your health


And you do this by the types of foods you eat


Raising your heart rate through exercise


Reducing your stress and improving your sleep quality


They are the factors that are important


And if you focus on that then weight loss is easy


It Is Not Your Fault


The problem we have is personal trainers and 'health coaches' advertising programs with the message 'Eat What You Want And Lose Weight'


We can give them the benefit of the doubt in that

A) They don't understand calories so follow a trend in recommending them

B) They don't care about your health and are just focused on weight loss


If you read previous blog posts you will see that the message is very clear when it comes to finding a sustainable weight loss program


Focus On Habits


If you focus on habits and not calories you will get the results you want


Whether it takes you longer than expected - it makes no difference


Because habits are what creates results

  • 3 Litres of Water Per Day

  • 5-7 Portions of Veg

  • 2-3 Pieces of Fruit

  • 3 Litres of Water

  • Protein With Every Meal

  • 80% Single Ingredient Foods

Simply habits you can learn to implement over time


Without the focus on having to weight, track and scan your foods


Sugar is the killer in your diet program and what will stop you losing the weight you want and getting the body shape you want


Focus on reducing this over time and the quality of your foods


And weight loss becomes easy


Because your focus is shifted to HEALTH

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