You wise souls can probably spare me the research....
What effects does sugar have on a weightlifter's appearance? I'm ignorant on the subject.
Does sugar convert any nutrients to fat? Should sugar be avoided? Should it be consumed more at certain times than others?
Thanks in advance!
I made a post about sugar a while ago. Let me see if i can go find it!
War on Sugar
Why when people diet they try their best to cut out as much fat as possible? Myself included.
In a healthy diet we should aim to get between 25 percent to 35 percent of our calories from fat.
Of that, less than seven percent should come from saturated fat. That would be fats from meat and dairy origin.
Less than one percent should come from trans fats, and that would be primarily from partially hydrogenated fats and a little bit from animal fat.
And then the rest should really come from mono and poly unsaturated fats. And that would come from liquid vegetable oil.
I feel that sugar is the enemy. It fights fat reduction, it fights high energy living, it fights against health. But even us health conscience people have problems living the life we want to live in health because of America's over-reliance of simple sugars, which are readily available for pennies anytime you want them.
In an article written by Brian Calkins, he sums up this topic like this:
Bottom line, the goal in consuming carbohydrates should be to reduce or eliminate simple sugars and instead focus on the complex carbohydrates – both the starchy and fibrous complex carbs – those that have not been processed or refined.
Do the best you can. At first, it may seem challenging as you begin to uncover the foods that contain sugar, eliminate them and seek out the more supportive carbohydrates. But once you get into the habit of eating the fibrous and starchy carbohydrates, eventually it will become a way of life for you. I can promise you, after an initial effort, the payoff of eliminating sugar from your diet can be dramatic. Your energy level will soar. You will lose stubborn body fat. And your craving for sugar will completely dissipate.
awesome, thanks emeka!
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