The popularity of sugary foods such as soda, breakfast cereal, packaged drinks, salad dressing, flavored curd and candy foods contributes significantly to the sugar overload in the body. It’s not the fat and carbohydrate only that is making you gain weight.
We consume a high amount of sugar, without even noticing it. while there is no health risk in the consumption of moderate sugar, high sugar intake can cause many health problems such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease along with Weight gain.
Sugar’s Connection With Weight Gain
Our body needs sugars to produce energy. When we eat more sugar, the converts a little amount to produce energy and stores the rest of sugars as fat. Also, sugars present in artificially sweetened food items are not digested easily and it can increase sugar levels in the blood.
Sugar is addictive. We often blame people for being addicted to substances like tobacco, drugs and other substances, but we forget to see on ourselves. Can you leave Sweets away for just one day? Give it a try – just one day – without coffee, without soda, with cakes, sweets, and chocolates, not even any kind of sweets. You will how tough it is. So you need to take a step-by-step approach to control sugars.
Here’s a 3-day program, to control your sugar intake:
Breakfast: 1 cup steel cut oats with berries and dates or almonds – Or – 3 fried eggs.
Lunch: Baked Chicken breasts with lightly cooked bowl squash, carrots, beets, parsnips, turnips, beans and almond bowls.
Dinner: A bowl of green beans with broiled or baked Fish -Or- stir-fried broccoli and mushrooms with Salmon.
Breakfast: Same as Day 1 or lightly fried spinach (less salt)
Lunch: Grilled Zucchini with red and yellow pepper and dressing of lemon, vinegar, and oregano flowers – or – a chopped green and red cabbage salad tossed with chopped carrots, olive oil, lemon juice.
Dinner: Vegetable casserole or a bowl of your choice of green vegetables with Bean soup – or – roasted Brussels sprout and turnips.
Breakfast: Same as Day 1 – or – 3 egg omelet (less oil), radish-walnut salad and sauteed kale.
Lunch: Pan-roast chicken thighs with rosemary, sage, and lemon – with oven-roasted chicken onions, black olives, and oregano flowers
Dinner: Mushroom head with a garlic, onion, carrot, oregano leaf and a spice of bay leaves- or penne pasta (made of brown rice) with a mushroom, basil and tomato sauce.