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Focus and determination Sugar is addictive, and while is moderate doses it isn't harmful the effects of high doses of sugar lead to insulin spike and dependence, with removal or reduction in sugar leading to withdrawal symptoms similar to of opioids. Sodas (and most juices) are even worse, as not only do they contain sugar, but caffeine which is also ...


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0% or 2% Fage Greek Yogurt. Grilled chicken. Steamed/baked veggies. Whey, water, and a blender bottle. Tuna fish, just you, the can, and the fork. There's really no easy way to have very low body fat. For me anyway, when I start getting near 10%, my willpower goes out the window. But I also don't care that much and 10-15% is fine for me. It's just not ...


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There is almost nothing better you can do for yourself than to quit drinking soda. A number of recent studies have shown that the rise of obesity in less-developed countries is almost entirely due to soda! Just the availability of soda, without any other changes to the diet, is enough to significantly tip the epidemiology of a population. Anyways, if you ...


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I put this much detail into this post because I am concerned about your weight, and dietary preferences beyond just the sugar from soda. Lego's answer is quite comprehensive, but to me it sounds way too painful, unnecessary and unnatural. Unnatural because your metabolism will still be dealing with carbs, doesn't matter how complex or what glycemic index ...


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Glucose and Fructose are monosaccharides, the simplest forms of sugars that your body can use directly. Sucrose and high fructose corn syrup are disaccharides, or a larger more complex compound of glucose and fructose. Sucrose, the type of table sugar from sugar cane or beet sugar, is 50% fructose and 50% glucose. High fructose corn syrup is a ...


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Same as any other way to burn energy - work out in the way that makes you happiest.


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Snack on food with a low Glycemic index (most fruits and vegetables, legumes/pulses, whole grains, nuts, fructose) instead. From Wikipedia: A lower glycemic index suggests slower rates of digestion and absorption of the foods' carbohydrates and may also indicate greater extraction from the liver and periphery of the products of carbohydrate ...


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Berin's explanation hits on a bunch of seriously good points, but as a diabetic who's taken a very keen interest in the whys and wherefores of my disease, I think I can fill in some of the blanks here. Firstly, it's important to understand that all carbs you eat will eventually boil down to sugars. The particulars vary based on the kind of carb, but I will ...


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It sounds like nothing but sugar to me. Most highly processed foods work against fat loss, and this sugar shot is no different. At the very least, it is empty calories--calories that perform no function. The thing to be concerned with is what other affects those empty calories can have on your body. It might be just enough to kick start your metabolism, ...


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Once you've committed yourself to weaning yourself off the stuff by modifying your diet, you might also consider a two-pronged attack of also modifying your buying habits so that the opportunity to acquire soda isn't there at times when your cravings are high. Perhaps getting your groceries from somewhere that doesn't sell soft drinks, or ensuring that you ...


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Lego pretty much gave a perfect answer, however I would like to add to it by giving you a few tips from my experience(ex-heavy soda drinker). Basically you just have to drink lots of water, like just drown yourself in water. You have an addiction to drinking, just try replacing sodas with water. It is going to be extremely difficult, but slowly you can ...


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I've learned a lot over the past couple years, including what I previously held as true and now have learned is very incomplete. So let's start with the big picture, and get down to a more specific answer to your question. Basics At the very core of understanding how the body makes use of nutrients is identifying what the nutrients are: Macronutrients: ...


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There are two artificial sweeteners in this product: sucralose, and acesulfame potassium (also known as Ace-K). The purpose of using two sweeteners is to get a better sugar-like taste profile than with a single sweetener alone. You can read the relevant Wikipedia articles on these substances, but suffice it to say that neither one is really all that good ...


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Actually, Aspartame has a pretty clear bill of health. There were some early studies which suggested that megadoses, the equivalent of slamming 40-50 diet sodas every day, might lead to a slight increase in cancer rates, but better studies have eliminated confounding factors and found that the risk is less than that of using natural sugars in food due to the ...


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To help put it in perspective: Your average 8oz cup of tea contains 26mg of caffeine; about the same as a 12oz can of soda, which contains 29mg of caffeine. 3 sugar cubes is about 7g of sugar (27 cals), while a can of soda has about 33g of sugar (138 cals). So, 5 cups of tea with 3 cubes of sugar each would be about the equivalent of a single can of ...


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Avoid You may think that this drink is only 100 calories. And that may be so. But, what it doesn't tell you is that the significant sugar (24g) will spike your blood sugar causing your body to produce more insulin. When your body produces insulin, it immediately goes into fat storage mode. So instead of burning some fat (in addition to carbohydrates), ...


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Hard to answer outside the context of your whole program. Sounds like empty calories, which are never good, but there are worse things for occasional splurges.


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Many people are used to lots of sugar input to the bloodstream, via carb-heavy meals and snacks throughout the day. This can lead to a spike-and-crash cycle that leaves you tired, especially in mid-afternoon. Changing to a low carbohydrate diet and skipping breakfast can help condition your cells to maintain steady energy levels without glucose input from ...


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Definitely go to a doctor and get it checked if there's any history in the family at all and it's as extreme as you say. For general energy, something like almonds, beef jerky, and protein shakes are good.


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The Wikipedia article you referenced provides a link between AGE and hyperglycemia (common with diabetes). Essentially, hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia are both related to the pancreatic function. The pancreas secretes insulin to store elevated sugar levels (hyperglycemia) as fat. In insulin resistant people, the pancreas has to secrete more insulin than ...



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