Forgoing your favorite sugary treat to avoid the extra calories? Many do. Some indulge in a cheat day to not feel totally deprived. For me, the jury is still out on that one. I opt for “cheat moments.” Will explain more in a separate post.
For now, I want to highlight the debate on artificial sweeteners. Earlier this year, I wrote “Sugar in the Morning, Sugar in the Evening.” This post originated on 5/19/2013. It contains my personal views regarding sugar and sugar substitutes, as well as my experience with one of them.
Here’s what I’ve found recently.
This article is meaty; but worth the read. It raises a red flag concerning sugar substitutes, and their effects on our bodies once they enter. You may not be getting the results you desire from these artificial sweeteners. If your workout isn’t working, this may be part of the reason.
In the quest to become fit and trim, our two main weapons are exercise coupled with calorie restriction. Articles such as this, can certainly make one question the form calorie restriction takes.
As stated in “Sugar in the Morning…,” I know what sugar is. It’s been around for quite some time–predating anything attempting to take its place. Your body knows how to process sugar. Most of us are well aware of how too much of it affects our well-being. Can you honestly say the same of its substitute?
All for now. Keep up and keep at it.