Saturday, April 9, 2016

the sugar conspiracy

haven't blogged for a while.

many reasons for this.

i started off the blog to document my bread breaking journey. along the way, things happened.

i haven't baked bread for more than 3 years
i have changed my diet for the better.

all this while, i have been following mainstream medical advice to cut down on the fats so i have been adopting a low fat high carb diet (LFHC).

but few years ago, i decided to try another new experiment. you see, there is always some conflicting medical advice here and there, and i believe the only way to know for sure is to try it yourself.

so just on a whim, decided to eliminate sugar completely from my diet. no sweet teas, no milos, no sweetened beverages, no fizzy drinks, no fruit juices, no fruit jams...

within days, i began suffering from headaches, and i began craving for sugar. for the first time my life, i craved for donuts. something i have never been really fond of! this is when i realised how addictive sugar can be.

few days later... i beat this addiction. you may smile and say this is not really an addiction but why don't you give it a try and tell me how you feel?

within the next few months, something magical happened. inches dropped off. something which never happened before.

in a few months, i lost 5kg, and 4 inches off my waist. this without any exercise. not even a single sit up! all this from just cutting out sugar.

slowly i began reducing my simple carbohydrate intake as well.

why does sugar have this effect?

i'm convinced now that the sugar we eat, eventually gets processed by our liver into abdominal fat.

the visceral fat that surrounds our organs, and forms our belly.

this is also the worst fat to have. just google "danger of visceral fat".

the more i read, along the years, the more i want to blog about all this but just never got round to it.

until i read this article today. the sugar conspiracy. it just ties in everything i have learned these past few years.

i know it's lengthy but i promise you, it's worth the read.

the sugar conspiracy

ps: it's been more than 3 years and i still haven't missed sugar and i still haven't gained back those lost inches around my waist.

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