Reducing Sugar in the DietWritten by Brian D. Johnston
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Sugar from milk and fruit sources, for instance, should not exceed 10% of total kcalories. Concentrated refined sugars (e.g., table sugar) should be limited as much as possible. The objective is to look for other names on food packaging that are sugars, including corn syrup, dextrose, sucrose, corn sweeteners, glucose, fructose, lactose, honey, molasses, maple sugar, maple syrup, sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol, maltose, or anything with ‘sugar’ in name, e.g., confectioner’s sugar, or invert sugar.
The next step would be to reduce or replace simple sugars with these suggestions:
Reduce sugar in recipes. Even with a vast reduction of up to 20% or more, many recipes taste same. With some recipes half sugar can be substituted with an equal portion of a sweet spice, such as cinnamon, fennel, cardamom, allspice, anise, and ginger.
Many breakfast cereals contain high percentages of sugar. Look for those that do not have added sugar and top cereal with fruit if necessary and preferred.
Substitute fruit juices for fruit drinks, soft drinks, punches, and other liquids that contain high amounts of sugar.
If substituting sugars, be aware that there are two types of sweeteners or sugar substitutes. The first type is a class of nutritive sweeteners that absorb slower than sucrose, they do not promote dental caries, and they do contain kcalories. The second is a class of artificial sweeteners that do not contain kcalories, and they are safe for use for diabetics and calorie reduced diets.
Using sugar substitutes (especially artificial sweeteners) should not give people license to consume large amounts of these products simply because they are low in kcalories. They also tend to be low in other nutrient values and it is unclear what medical conditions can arise from over-consumption. Hence, these products should not be a substitute for fresh fruits, vegetables, or other foods. However, if it is difficult to make it through day without a pudding, for example, choose one made with skim milk and a sweetener than a high-fat, high-sugar type.
To Do: Stock Up on Absolute Nutrition C-Block to Achieve Fat LossWritten by John Doetsch
Renee Zellweger fattened up on carbs to achieve her character's "voluptuousness" in Bridget Jones's Diary. Not able to beef up her body mass through salty foods like potato chips and other junk food fast enough for requirements of her shooting schedule, she gobbled up dozens and dozens of donuts to become Bridget - one whose "legs reach up to only here," and "who will always be a little fat." So, it makes sense for people who don't want to be always "a little fat" to run away from carbs as far away as they can.
For many people on a diet, carbohydrates are enemy. But then, truth to tell, we all love our carbs. Pasta, potatoes, rice, and noodles all these are staple foods for most peoples of different countries and are an essential part of our daily diet. Only thought of an extra pound of fat, an extra sag to our droopy bellies and more cellulites (all very Hollywood concerns, really, but very real, for those on a diet for either vanity or health reasons, as well as for professional bodybuilders) that deters us from indulging ourselves and renouncing our love for carbs. So, how do you achieve fat loss without giving up carbs?
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By doing this, Absolute Nutrition C-Block prevents conversion of carbohydrates that we gobble up into glucose or sugar. Fat is stored in our bodies when carbohydrates is transformed into sugar. Absolute Nutrition C-Block prevents absorption of part of carbs we consume everyday, thus doing away with calories and sugar connected with those carbohydrates. With Absolute Nutrition C-Block, carbs that used to be stored as fats are flushed out of body minus detrimental side effects. What's more, C-Block is free of ephedrine (The US-FDA prohibited component of some dietary supplements), it is caffeine-free and stimulant-free.