One of my NYR was to eat less refined sugar. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be. I only fell off the wagon once this week. The rest of the week was sugar free minus the optional fruit of choice a day. I’m also gluten and grain free so that eliminates all the refined and processed carbs as well.
Although my outfit may look super soft and delicious, refined sugar may not be so soft and delicious to your body. Here are 4 reasons why I personally cut refined sugar out my diet.
1. Inflammation- Sugar causes inflammation as it causes your insulin levels to spike. It can lead to a load of skin problems such as acne, wrinkles and hirsutism. Since I struggle with adult acne, getting off sugar has really helped clear my skin.
2. That Pooch Though: There are many studies proving that sugar is the leading contributor to weight gain. This was true for me, especially in the lower belly area.
3. Those Pearly Whites: Did you know sugar causes tooth decay by feeding off the bacteria in your mouth? If you want to save a trip to the dentist, limit your sugars. I hated going to the dentist as a kid. In order to prevent future cavities and root canals, I chose to reduce my sugar intake.
4. Hi, I’m an Addict:”When you look at animal studies comparing sugar to cocaine,” DiNicolantonio told Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins, “even when you get the rats hooked on IV cocaine, once you introduce sugar, almost all of them switch to the sugar.” I can totally understand this feeling. I felt like I was addicted to sugar at times.
Shoes: Kate Spade (old)