Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium. Sugar can weaken eyesight. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract. Sugar contributes to obesity. Sugar can increase cholesterol. Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
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Planning my menu keeps me positive, learning about the benefits of eating healthy and thinking of sugar as poison keeps me focused. I keep a daily food journal with calories, carbs, fats and sugars, so I always know what promotes my weight loss. Even if I only lose 2/10th of a pound that's a victory for me and I chip away at the pounds. I weigh in every morning and log it. I eat nothing white or enriched now, no baked goods, lean meat & poultry, lots of veggies and some fruit. Down 44lbs +
I didn't get fat overnight, so the small steps are still gratifying. I eat high water foods to reduce the chance of water weight gain...like cucmbers, cabbage, califlower, 1 cup of watermelon, etc. So if you jump up a pound or so reduce your sodium intake and eat foods high in water.
Whenever I pass a fast food place, I say to myself "There's another poison factory!" I used to get breakfast and lunch as these poison factories, but now I avoid them because they were poisoning me. I feel so much better and so does my checking account.
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