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Basically, your body will start shutting down external systems (muscle control, digestion, etc) to preserve glucose to keep the brain ticking over. For a good example of this, look at the video of Gabriela Andersen-Scheiss (Then Gabriela Andersen) at the Olympic marathon in 1984. You can see that over the last lap, she has little control and keeps wandering ...


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As noted by JohnP, there's not a lot of direct side effects at first, the effect being the result of your body routing energy to essential systems at the cost of others, but the effect is much like being drunk in that you lose coordination, reaction speed, and common sense. In much the same way that drinking alcohol sharply increases your risk of trauma, ...


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What effects, both positive and negative, will I see in the immediate short term once I stop consuming these drinks... Positive: You will probably lose weight. Two litres of soda is about 800 Calories. For context, government agencies suggest the average person requires about 2000 Calories per day. So you are drinking nearly half of your require ...


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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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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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It depends what is the activity you're performing. If you do high intensity workouts or strength training, most of the energy comes from the carbs (i.e. sugar) because it is easy for body to convert them to energy for fast consumption. However, fats also have their role, yes they are calorie-dense. But they are essential for maintaining harmones etc. So ...


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Practically speaking there won't be a difference for such a low amount as 100 grams, but if it's 1000 grams instead, I think it will be better to consume it over a week. 100 grams of chocolate will give some satiety and thus decrease your calory intake more in total than having 1000 grams in one sitting. If you assume your calorie intake is fixed and isn't ...


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I would pick one sugar or caffeine. It is much more likely that you will fail if you if try to quit both at the same time. To address the question of reducing the craving. Make a habit of drinking 1 cup of water first thing when you wake up in the morning (drink more water in general). Dehydration is a contributing factor to fatigue. Calorie ...


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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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