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When a decision is made to begin a weight loss diet, one of the first recommendation may be to eliminate the sweets. Sweets fall into the category of carbohydrates and are usually highly processed. If you are looking to lose weight and gain health with food choice changes, then eliminating sugary sweets may be the way to go.
There are a variety of successful weight loss programs out there, and except for the low carbohydrate plans, some direct the followers that sweet treats can be included as a well balanced diet. That might sound like good news. But is it?
The American eats far too much sugar. Period. There is no recommended amount of sugar intake for human beings. There is a plethora of data that shows sugar to be harmful in many ways to the human body. Sugar is everywhere. Americans have had their taste buds conditioned to expect a certain sweetness in foods.
Facing the fact the you suffer from a sugar addiction can help you decide if an all out elimination of processed sugar is best for your health, or if you are able to include some in a balanced energy in/energy out eating plan. How do you know if suffer from a sugar addiction? There are many articles out there that can help you identify if you have an addition. Try this one. Sugar Addiction
One of the issues that I have with some diets, even the ketogenic diet, is the recreation of the foods that caused the problem in the first place. Is it really helpful to modify recipes in order to consume the foods that resulted in the issue to begin with? Is it healthy to insist on making snack cakes or fudge pops so that you don’t miss them?
I know that this is a hard stance to take. But how about a radical change? Perhaps avoiding the culprits would be the best thing to do. Perhaps learning to love natural sweets, such as fruits, would be the way to go.
This is not likely a popular suggestion, given all of the Pinterest posts, IG recipe make overs of our beloved go to sweets. But do some soul searching, if you are truly addicted, is it worth keeping the addiction?
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