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


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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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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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