Sugar vs HFCS: The Worst Cause of Obesity

Anybody who wants to lose weight knows they need to cut back on their sugar intake because it’s just empty calories. But what about High Fructose Corn Syrup (Starch) HFCS, sugar’s evil twin?

high fructose corn syrup dangersIn this post, I’m going to say what I think about the uncanny correlation of the rise in obesity to the rise in food and drinks products that have HFCS as their main sweetening ingredient instead of old fashioned sugar (sucrose) over the last few decades. Now I know I won’t get a lot of “experts” want to agree with me because doctors and medical experts are running scared of the immense power of the big bad food industry.

Politicians won’t likely agree with me either, probably because their very existence on the political stage has some relation to the lobbying power of the food industry. And of course the food industry itself will almost definitely pooh pooh the very idea that HFCS has anything to do with making people get fat, fatter, obese.

How to Lose Weight Now

So now we’ve got the controversy said and out in the open, here’s what I think – or more precisely, what I know.

If you really want to lose weight and get back to the shape and size that your body is supposed to be according to your skeletal structure and genetic makeup, you really need to do three things.

  1. Stop eating and drinking products that contain HFCS
  2. Start exercising every day
  3. Start drinking enough plain water to keep your body correctly hydrated

Oh and one other thing. Eat only fresh, wholesome foods that you prepare and cook yourself (or get your mom to do it for you). I mean lots of fresh vegetables, lean meat and fish if you’re not vegetarian or vegan and include a sensible portion of healthy nuts, seeds and legumes with some healthy oils (extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil).

As long as you aim for moderation in the portion sizes of the meals you eat and simply do not drink any drinks that are flavored and sweetened (whether they have sugar or sugar substitutes) and you do some light exercise every day, you will amaze yourself and your friends as the pounds start to drop off as if by magic.

Easy It Is NOT!

Now I’m not saying this is some kind of easy solution that no one ever thought of before. It most certainly is NOT easy to lose weight you put on over a long period of time.

But it is possible to lose it anyway as long as you make the conscious decision to stop pumping your poor body full of man made additives and poisons and that includes HFCS, sugar and its substitutes and artificial sweeteners. Here’s why.

Chances are, the majority of the excess weight you’re carrying around with you is made up of visceral fat. That’s the kind of abdominal fat (or belly fat) that plenty of medical experts will tell you is potentially dangerous to your health and very difficult to shift once it’s there.

Visceral fat acts like it has a mind of its own.

Bad Fat!

This kind of bad fat is produced when the body can’t use up excess sugars through exercise (muscle work) or – and here’s the kicker – it doesn’t know what else to do with what just passed through your stomach. Yep, you read that right.

I’ll try and explain this in as down to earth terms as I can, so excuse me if it doesn’t sound quite as scientific as it probably should.

When the liver, which as part of its many functions processes sugars and turns them into glucose to fuel the muscles, encounters a sugary substance it doesn’t know what to do with, it turns it all into visceral fat cells. Since the body doesn’t know what to do with foods that are laced with certain powerful pesticides or is genetically modified, as is the case with corn and by association, anything with HFCS as its sweetener, the liver can’t metabolize them into glucose.

So instead it just turns them directly into visceral (adipose) fat cells. These cells are what the body deposits in the abdomen, around major organs and the small intestines.

Very Bad Fat!

Visceral fat cells when they get together in large quantities, as happens when a person becomes obese, start causing havoc in the body. They really do seem to have developed a kind of sentience because once they’re there, they start exuding hormones to stop the body getting rid of them!

There are a number of hormones and chemicals these cells produce in an apparent effort to ensure their own survival as virtual parasites in the human abdomen. The list of problems they can cause is longer and nastier than many people realize.

Visceral fat is now known to be in part or wholly responsible for the creation of cancerous cells forming in various parts of the body. They are linked with type 2 diabetes and a number of weight related diseases. They even trick the body into craving high sugar foods in order to feed them and make more of themselves!

Did you ever wonder why as you gain weight you seem to want to eat more and then gain even more weight?

Now you know the answer!

Think LEAN!

Following on from what you just learned, the natural and obvious answer is to reduce the volume of visceral fat in your abdomen. You can’t do that quickly but you can do it slowly and methodically.

As I already said above, you need to cut out all foods and drinks with HFCS as well as other sugars and artificial sugar substitutes from your diet. You need to get tough with yourself here. Put your foot down and mean it when you say you want to lose weight!

Stop making empty promises to yourself. Really mean what you mean and do what you say you’re going to do!

It’s the only way to fight back against those insidious little fat cells growing away happily inside your insides and stop them in their tracks. Hit back by starving their evil little plans to ultimately kill you by not giving them the nourishment they want.

Sure you can try the easy way by going on nice, convenient diet programs like Nutrisystem or Medifast for example. But while they can help to a certain extent, the best way to win is to get tough and eat the right foods in the first place. All the time.

I don’t apologize for sounding a little hardass in this article. I’m quite serious about this. I can see what is happening in food and the way people are eating under the misinformation and trickery of food labels that make you believe something is healthier than it really is.

It’s time you saw it too and took action to get your health back!

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Supermodel Body Workout Methodology X Review

What would you do to work toward a supermodel body shape that you seriously desire? Celebrity trainer Dan Roberts created his Methodology X fitness workout program just for you to make it easy and rewarding as well as fun and effective in a program you can do at home!

At last there is a home fitness workout course that you can do at your own pace under the professional instruction of one of the celebrity world’s most popular and sought after personal trainer! That course is here, it available right now and you can buy it right now online: keep reading!

Where Are You Going Wrong?

methodology x reviewMany of us want to achieve a great looking physique that we’d be proud of in a swimsuit at the beach or the pool. But achieving the desired shape, size and weight is often difficult. In many cases, our best efforts are doomed to failure before we even start!

Why is this?

The problem for many people is that they’re often going the wrong way about it without even knowing what they’re doing wrong. It can be any number of things, but the good news is that if you’ve been trying hard but just not getting the results you want, it could be that all you need is the right kind of instruction and coaching.

That would be amazing, but we all know that hiring a top personal trainer costs way more than most people can afford! So what’s the good news part about that you may ask?

Well, thanks to the power of technology and the amazing ability of the Internet to reach people almo0st everywhere now, you can turn on your TV, put in a DVD or a memory stick and get expert instruction from a top professional trainer right there in front of you in your own home. And for pennies on the dollar compared with hiring a personal trainer to come to your home.

Who is Dan Roberts?

Maybe you haven’t heard about Dan Roberts or maybe you have. If not, I can tell you he is one great guy and is in incredible demand from celebrities and top supermodels to whip them into shape for their next engagement. And he delivers!

Dan has an almost magical ability to work with even the most petulant, diva-ish models and get them working out like athletes in no time at all. With the results speaking for themselves when thy get in front of a camera.

Dan Roberts has the knack of getting top models in great shape fast and professionally… because that’s his job!

And he can do that for you too!

Benefits of Methodology X Reviewed

The main problem all top personal trainers face is they can’t be in more than one place at one time, so their personal time is extremely valuable. It is typically snapped up by the highest bidder and the rest can only look at the amazing physical results he produces and drool in jealous frustration!

By creating his Methodology X home fitness program, Dan has gotten around this problem by making it possible for him to show up on the TV and computer screens of everyone who needs him. And he can do that for a fraction of the price he would charge for a physical, one-on-one session!

So what are the benefits?

  • Learn exercise routines to get you “model fit” without the need for a gym
  • Achieve a slimmer, fitter and stronger body quickly
  • Take inches off your hips without any change to your diet
  • Increase lower back and core strength
  • Improve balance, co-ordination, endurance and body strength
  • Firm up abs, inner thighs, arms and bottom
  • Look and feel absolutely great

The great thing about this program is you can do it all from home at a time that suits your way of life and at a surprisingly affordable price you won’t believe!

How Does it Work?

Top international model Stephanie Carta teams up with top trainer Dan Roberts to provide the video training together along with showing you all the key exercises and fitness techniques that you can learn to do at home. It’s a truly amazing way to get the kind of body you totally want to have!

The full program schedule is only 21 days, but you can be flexible about that to suit your own personal schedule. Of course the best results will come to those that stick to the program schedule. So plan ahead and make sure you give yourself the best possible chance of success.

What Does it Cost?

The good news just keeps on coming. There are no monthly subscription payments with this program. You pay a one-time fee to buy the course material and it’s yours for ever!

How much is that?

Well, how about just $39.95 sound–to get the body of your dreams?

That’s right! But you have to grab this special offer right away before the price goes up. Click the link below to see just how much you can save right now by getting your copy while it’s still available at this crazy low price!

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Dukan Diet Review 2016

Are you overweight but want to get back in shape with an easy diet that you can actually enjoy eating? The Dukan Diet may be your answer as this review uncovers, to tasty meals without the fat-producing sugars.

It depends on what’s made you overweight in the first place, but for many people it’s simply not realizing you’re eating too much processed food in which lurks hidden calories in the form of sugars that are doing you more harm than good. Sometimes it pays to take control over what you’re eating and stop being lazy and eating ready made stuff from the store.

the Dukan DietThe tough part for a lot of people is in knowing what to cook for themselves that will be tasty and interesting to eat while not being loaded with the things that put those extra inches of fat on your waist!

The US vs Europe Obesity Gap

While in the US, the average family diet tends to be heavy on the calories, large portions and all round fat making food, in Europe things are very different. Sure they have been invaded by all the usual fast food restaurants and tricked into eating addictive processed junk, but they don’t do it all the time and when they do, its regarded as something of a “treat” instead of a daily habit.

Even so, they get fat in Europe especially in the UK and some northern European countries. But a good many of the people living in southern Mediterranean countries avoid the obesity trap that junk food creates by eating a much healthier diet on a regular basis.

It’s better known as the Mediterranean diet, but that’s not what I’m looking specifically at here.

Dr Dukan and his Diet

dukan diet USIn France, a certain doctor Pierre Dukan had been working with overweight patients. He started by using a derivative of the older and one-time popular Atkins diet to help them lose weight through a high protein, low carbohydrate diet.

However, he realized that there was a lot of merit to Atkin’s formula as long as the dieter didn’t exclude other healthy foods that are also essential for good digestive and metabolic health. From that, he devised a program that had all the benefits of Atkin’s high protein/low carb strategy.

It came with the added benefit of including certain health-giving foods that enhanced its effectiveness without the problems associated with the exclusion of certain food groups. the Dukan Diet was born and took the population of France by storm.

Why Dukan is Good for Americans Too

dukan diet reviewsThe program is centered around a three phase approach that makes it very accessible to our way of life. It works very well as long as the dieter is prepared to take the bull by the horns and be responsible for their own health and their own body.

The meals are easy enough to prepare and cook with readily available ingredients in stores, so there’s no need to worry about trying to source unusual ingredients from anyplace. The program provides specific metrics so you don’t go over the top with portion size but still get a filling and tasty meal every time.

So what are these phases and why are they important?

Phase 1

You start at the beginning with the first phase of the program. It’s devised to force your body into fat-burning mode by restricting where it can get its sugars from to give you the energy you need.

Normally, you’d bet most of your energy from sugars consumed in food (carbohydrates). This is a food group that most overweight folks generally get a big excess of. Hence the body stores the extra as fat.

On this phase, carbs are excluded along with sugar-laden foods so the body is forced to get its energy by processing its fat stores back into a usable form: glucose. This only lasts for two weeks so there’s no real danger of you becoming undernourished while you get a high concentration of protein rich food to help build muscle density and increase the body’s ability to metabolize fat into energy.

Phase 2

This phase eases off the throttle some with regards to the exclusion of certain foods. It re-introduces some carbohydrates into your meals but little by little so your body gets the nutrients it needs while still burning mostly fat for energy.

While this is going on, your meals are interesting and more varied but they’re still keeping the fat burning mechanism in full swing so you systematically burn your way through the bloated fat store and start to see visible results in a slimmer waist and experience a good feeling of having more energy with less tiredness.

The second phase lasts around a month depending on your progress. Each individual will be a little different here, so don’t get hung up on specifics.

Phases 3 and 4

As the second phase becomes part of your lifestyle and your body is burning a lot of fat now, the third phase gets underway. Here is where the food restrictions are lifted for the most part and your meals are more balanced but still healthy.

The emphasis is to continue eating healthily and not allow any of the old processed junk back into your life by crowding it out with healthy, home cooked meals that are so good you’ll simply never want to ever go back to eating that garbage ever again!

This phase seems to seamlessly drift into the fourth phase where you continue eating in this way for the long term and maintain not only your new weight and body shape, but make sure you keep it and never revert to getting out of shape again through poor food choices.

Does the Dukan Diet Work

The $64,000 question is: “Does it work?” for which the resounding answer is “YES!”

Of course, there are some provisos here. It works as long as you work with it. You get to choose what you eat and if you choose to eat what the diet tells you to eat, then you’ll do well with it. But if you choose to cheat, grab the odd “snack” that falls outside the scope of the program, you risk derailing your own chances of success.

So I guess it’s one of those questions that you should not really be asking of the program, but of yourself. Will you work with this program and make it work for you? if you will, then it will give you everything you need to succeed not just in the short term, but also in the long term.

It’s a healthy eating plan for fast and permanent weight loss. The Dukan Diet will get you to your True Weight:

 

Try the Dukan Diet Coaching NOW!

 

You can get that slim, fit looking body back again when you take responsibility for yourself and start eating sensibly. What Dukan can give you is the tools to work (or in this case, cook) with but as the old saying goes, it’s up to you to work with those tools to make it happen!

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