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10 things you should know before giving up sugar

Weight loss

Giving up sugar cuts out a lot of your calories. While you focus on avoiding sugar instead of calories, weight loss happens naturally.

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Fruit juice is not that healthy

Fruit juice, even if it is freshly pressed, 100 percent juice, is little more than sugar water. 

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Feeling full

You might feel full immediately after drinking a glass of juice or a fresh smoothie, but that sensation goes away rapidly, as the liquid quickly empties out of your stomach.

When you drink your calories instead of eating them, your brain doesn’t get the same “I’m full” signal that it does from solid food, even though you end up consuming more calories in the process. 

Exercise as a routine, not a habit

Habit conjures up images of engaging in a mindless, automatic behavior, which fitness is not. 

Start thinking about making exercise a routine or a ritual more than a habit.

Practical tips
  • Physically set aside time in your schedule to be active. Pencil in workouts for three weeks so that fitness won't be "squeezed in" (or squeezed out). 
  • Find fitness buddies. 

  • Notice all of the benefits you get from working out. It will keep you coming back for more.

Processed Food in History

The need for food preservation has historically led the Ancient humans to develop techniques to process food.

From learning to control fire to grinding grains, our ancestors have been able to...

Evolution: Shaping Up Humans

Processed food has aided the evolution of Homo Sapiens: As food became easy to eat and digest, our jaws and teeth became less powerful and smaller.

The shape of our brains and even the development of language resulted partially from our eating habits in our evolutionary path.

Changes in DNA
Processed food has changed our DNA and the way we look. 

The current crop of super processed foods is altering our insulin resistance, teeth, metabolism, brain chemistry, and internal organs.