"SUGAR-FREE" IS NOT ALWAYS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Let’s face it, some people would rather choose sugar free products in the market thinking that it will make them shed off those excess pounds not knowing that it is not only the sugar content of a food that makes a person gain weight.
An individual still needs sugar in their daily diets though it is at the tip of the Food Pyramid, meaning that sparingly should be taken sparingly, everyday. Sources of sugar in daily diets can be in the form of table sugar, candies, jam, honey, powdered juices and sodas. Excess intake of these foods can contribute to the cause of dental caries, tooth decay and obesity. More so, the development of diabetes type 2 is not interrelated with the intake of sugar alone, it is more connected with people who are obese.
If you want to lose weight, you should mind the totality of the calories that you are taking in and not only rely on sugar-free products. Dietitians would recommend sugar free products primarily for those who are already controlling their blood sugar. But, for weight loss, the control of hunger, calorie intake and usage of energy are more important.
Sugar free products cannot control hunger unlike high fiber foods like fruits, vegetables, root crops and whole grain breads. High fiber foods digest inside the stomach slowly and make you feel full longer. If you control your hunger, eventually you will control your food and calorie intake. You will be in control of your diet and not the other way around.
Shedding off excess weight will not be done healthily if you’ll only control your diet, exercise should always be present too!
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Sources: Food, Nutrition and Diet Therapy. Krauss, 2003. www.medicinenet.com
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