Health matters – Why a High-Sugar Diet Will Make You Fat

Health matters – Why a High-Sugar Diet Will Make You Fat

If you are seeking to lose weight and optimize your health, foods that contain added sugar, as well as grains like bread and pasta should be eliminated or else comprise very low percentages of your diet.

Most people who bought into the “high-carb, low-fat” dietary recommendations has likely struggled with their weight and health, wondering what they’re doing wrong.

The problem is that overeating carbohydrates can prevent a higher percentage of fats from being used for energy, and lead to an increase in fat production and storage.

Your body has a limited capacity to store excess carbohydrates. This is one of the reasons why elevated blood sugar follows their overconsumption.

If you are not able to immediately use the sugar as a result of intense physical activity then one of the ways your body avoids dangerously elevated blood sugar is through converting those excess carbohydrates into excess body fat primarily in your belly.

The way it works is that any carbohydrates not immediately burned by your body as fuel are stored in the form of glycogen (a long string of glucose molecules linked together).

Your body has two storage sites for glycogen: your liver and your muscles. Once the glycogen levels are filled in both your liver and muscles, excess carbohydrates are converted into fat and stored in your adipose, that is, fatty tissue.

So, although carbohydrates are “fat-free,” this is misleading because excess carbohydrates end up as excess fat. When you see refined grains on a food label, think of them as “hidden sugar,” and when you see sugar, think of it as “hidden fat.”

But that’s not the worst of it.

Any meal or snack high in “complex” carbohydrates, i.e. starch is actually a complex of glucose molecules, will also generate a rapid rise in blood glucose.

To adjust for this rapid rise, your pancreas secretes insulin, which then lowers your levels of blood glucose.

The problem is that insulin is essentially a storage hormone, evolved to put aside excess carbohydrate calories in the form of fat in case of future famine.

So the insulin that’s stimulated by excess carbohydrates aggressively promotes the accumulation of body fat! This was enormously useful in ancient times when calories were frequently scarce, but today this setup is a disaster waiting to happen.

In other words, when you eat too much sugar, bread, pasta, and any other grain products, you’re essentially sending a hormonal message, via insulin, to your body that says “store more fat.”

This is actually a highly beneficial response in certain scenarios such as when calories are very scarce. This provides a major survival advantage — but for nearly everyone reading this, having insufficient calories is not an issue, so this protective mechanism actually sabotages your health.  —   —   —  —  —  —

eating fat doesn’t make you fat — but eating carbs like sugar can kill you …    Dr Mercola

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Regular intake of protein can  be beneficial for weight loss.

When eating protein for weight loss, you can decrease your calorie intake and reap the same weight-loss benefits from protein if you replace some of your animal-based proteins with plant-based proteins.  –

Pea Protein Isolate (PPI) is a natural vegetable based protein which offers an excellent nutritional and amino acid profile.

Completely free of gluten, lactose, cholesterol and other anti-nutritional factors, this is a great source of protein for those with certain food intolerances.

Pea Protein Isolate is absorbed relatively slowly by the digestive system when compared to other protein sources such as whey protein.


This provides your body with a more sustained supply of amino acids and nutrients, making it ideal for consumption throughout the day.

Pea Protein Isolate is concentrated to around 85% protein per serving, providing a great source of protein and amino acids especially when combined with other protein sources. ” by  Myprotein

Pea protien isolate is alkaline


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Pea protein isolate (pisum sativum) is found in FitChoice Vanilla & Chocolate shakes.

Developed exclusively for FitChoice, these protein shakes are so delicious, you’ll look forward to enjoying them at any time.

You can be assured that you are getting essential nutrients to help you function at your best.

The optimised combination of pea protein isolate and soy protein concentrate together with carbohydrates, fat and fibres provides a balanced supplement for daily use.

Life can be busy sometimes and you cannot always find time for a proper meal if you are on the move or simply running out of time.
Sometimes you might also be feeling peckish and find yourself reaching for a snack which may not be as healthy as you would like.
A FitChoice protein shake offers a convenient option to supplement your daily diet.
Pea protein isolate (pisum sativum) —A relative newcomer to the protein industry, pea protein offers some distinct advantages over other more common sources and is easy to mix compared to other proteins.
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Author:Maggie Pascoe (G+)

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