Utsav Agrawal

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Sugar, that old "evil" molecule sucrose(table sugar) consuming a diet high in table sugar has to be a negative thing, right? I mean, you can't possibly lose weight and improve health eating sugar in the diet?

In a six week tightly controlled study, group A consumed 12g of sucrose daily, while group B consumed 121g (that's equivalent to 30 teaspoons of sugar daily) calories were equated in both groups, surprise surprise, there was NO difference in weight loss, and both groups saw improvements in health biomarkers such as weight, fat mass, and blood pressure There have also been more extended studies (6 months), such as this one comparing the long term effects on simple carbohydrate intake vs. complex, surprise again, no difference when calories are equated. I am in no way saying to consume table sugar ad libitum, but to call a molecule "toxic" is not correct. Instead of demonizing an entire food category, learn how to incorporate it into a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Always remember - "Moderation is the key." When it comes to sugar addiction and the claims of it to be as addictive as cocaine, it'sits outright propaganda to sell you shitty products like keto pills. Foods that we would typically call "addicting," cookies, cakes, pizza, ice-cream. Much of these foods have more calories from fat than from sugar and much of these foods are prepared to have a specific taste and a perfect bliss point. Unless you're shoveling handfuls it table sugar into your mouth every day, you are not addicted to sugar and don't suffer from sugar cravings But let me discuss this also, why you should avoid sugar while losing weight. The main principle of losing weight is maintaining a caloric deficit, and when you are in a caloric deficit, you are already cutting some calories that mean comparatively less food. When there is less food in your diet, the priority should be to eat food that is high in satiety. When it comes to sugar does not give you any satiety or nutrition also, and that's why they called empty calories in the first place. References 1.(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/11093293/) 2.(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/9094871/)

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