Fitness Tip#353 - April 10, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Ditch The Diet
Ditch the diet sodas, sugar-free candies, artificial coffee sweeteners and any sugar substitute or packaged food than includes aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame potassium or saccharin. When the taste receptors on your tongue taste this sweet substance your digestive systems begins to produce compounds that prepare your body to use the “food” that your brain thinks you are consuming. The hormones produced in the digestive process are still present once this fake food enters your small intestine but no actual energy release or satiety occurs. This leaves you with a gut full of digestive hormones that need food
to break down and make the brain crave real food. This is why studies
have shown that consumption of diet soda products are associated with
Furthermore, since these products are “calorie-free” they are by defini-tion not metabolized by the body. Not only does this mean that you miss the metabolism increasing effect of normal food calories, but your body must also find a way to store these foreign bodies that cannot be metabolized. Often toxins and compounds that cannot be properly metabolized are stored in fat cells. So if you consume large amounts of “diet” products your body may actually create additional fat cells in which to store these compounds. If you’re really serious about burning fat, ditch any sugar substitute foods or diet drinks you tend to consume. I guarantee that once you overcome the initial “diet-addiction” withdrawal, you’ll feel a hundred times better.