Watch this video from 60 Minutes about sugar and how it reacts inside our body.
A recent study done at our local Duke University links the use of Splenda to weight gain and other health problems. One group is now pushing the FDA to put warning labels on the artificial sweeteners.
Sucralose, the main ingredient in Splenda, has earned many complaints of side effects from the public including abdominal pain, headaches, metallic tastes, rashes, sugar cravings, and weight gain!
The study, published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A, shows “evidence that, in the animals studied, Splenda reduces the amount of good bacteria in the intestines by 50%, increases the pH level in the intestines, contributes to increases in body weight and affects the P-glycoprotein (P-gp) in the body”.
Splenda’s maker Johnson & Johnson says that Splenda is not absorbed by fat but now studies are proving otherwise.
So not only is Splenda toxic to your body, it can also cause weight gain, the very thing most people using Splenda are trying to avoid.
Next time you’re out, pick up some all natural Stevia to use instead, your body will thank you.
It’s bad enough that you have all that extra fat around your midsection to begin with. But to add insult to injury, that pre-existing belly fat is also triggering you to think that you are still hungry when you really aren’t.
According to a study published in the FASEB Journal, a study done on obese rats found that the fat cells within the abdomen secreted a hormone called neuropeptide Y (NPY). NPY stimulates the appetite and was previously thought to only originate in the brain.
NPY was also found to produce fat-cell precursor molecules which turned into full-fledged fat cells. According to Dr. Kalping Yang of the University of Western Ontario it’s likely that the same vicious cycle happens in overweight humans.
This is yet another reason that explains why you have such a hard time losing weight. But this also provides hope because once you have dropped the belly fat, your hunger pangs will also diminish.
Source: The FASEB Journal, online March 7, 2008
We want to share with you the most valuable questions you need to ask when starting a weight loss program, and your Durham Weight Loss team is here to answer them for you.
The most important question to ask about any weight loss program is “is it safe?” Many programs claim to be healthy but if you look closely you will find that the components of the program do not actually support your overall health. For instance, ask yourself how eating refined carbohydrates and sugars could possibly be beneficial to you when they acidify your internal environment. The answer, of course, is that they are not beneficial. Sometimes they trick your body in to dumping weight in an unhealthy manner that only leads to short term weight loss all while taxing your body.
The next question is “what guarantee does the plan offer?”. Any weight loss program that really works will offer some sort of guarantee of results as long as you follow the plan.
Be sure to ask “what nutrition are you supplying my body with while I am losing this weight?”. As you lose weight, your fat cells dump their acidic contents into your body as they disintegrate. Therefor, you need a top of the line nutrition supplement program to help alkalize your body as the weight comes off.
These questions will help you to find the safest, most effective weight loss program in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill.