How to Lose Weight Naturally & Reverse Diabetes
By Shane Ellison
If you could make one simple change in your diet to help you lose weight, melt fat, sleep better, and improve your memory, would you do it? What if that same simple dietary change could also reverse diabetes? Increase your energy? Conquer depression? Save your eyesight? Restore mental alertness? Increase your lifespan?
Now, this may sound too good to be true, but it's not. And you don't have to take drugs. Nor do you have to try some newfangled experimental supplements. Or stop eating. Or even give up the foods you love. It's as simple as reducing the amount of sugar you eat.
This is not a trick. You can actually give up sugar and keep your sweet tooth happy. I'm going to teach you how to incorporate it into your life so you can lose weight without taking drugs. But, before I tell you how, I want you to know...
Why You Should Give Up Sugar
Have you ever been plagued by hard-to-diagnose health problems like why you can't lose weight, no matter how hard you exercise or diet? Well, it's not all in your head. It could be your sugar addiction. In fact a recent study proves that sweets are more addictive than cocaine. Today, the average consumption of sugar is a whopping 160 pounds! It's suicide in slow motion. Sugar addicts eliminate 11-20 years from their lifespan.
Now I'm not saying to forget your sweet tooth completely. We all have the need to get a sweet fix. It's part of our biological makeup. The irony is that your body doesn't actually need any sugar. Over time, "sweetener addiction" leads to a host of dreaded diseases like insulin resistance, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. To avoid the sabotage, you must understand how to get your sweet fix without becoming addicted...
- Understand how much sugar you are putting into their body.
Most people are simply giving into an addiction while slowly ruining their health. To judge whether or not you are at risk, read your food labels for one day and count how many grams of sugar you are eating. Multiply your answer by 365. Then simply divide by 453.9. This will tell you how many pounds of sugar you are stuffing into your mouth annually!
- Don't replace table sugar with the artificial sweetener Splenda to get your sweet fix.
Splenda is a perfect example of a drug in disguise. It contains the drug sucralose. Invented in a pesticide lab, this chemical is 600 times sweeter than sugar. To make sucralose, chlorine is used. And, chlorine has a split personality. It can be harmless or it can be life threatening. In combo with sodium, chlorine forms a harmless ionic bond to yield table salt. When used with carbon, the chlorine atom in sucralose forms a covalent bond. The end result is deadly organochlorine, known to be a really nasty form of chlorine. Unlike ionic bonds, covalently bound chlorines are a big no-no for the human body. They yield insecticides, pesticides, and herbicides. This is not something you want in your sports drink or your child's lunchbox.
- Avoid Equal and Nutrasweet.
Teaching organic chemistry, I taught my students how to identify the active ingredients in soda using a technique known as TLC (Thin Layer Chromatography). They discovered that the byproducts of sodas containing aspartame are all known poisons that will slowly kill you: methanol, phenylalanine, and aspartic acid. I never saw my students with a diet soda after that. Guess what Equal and Nutrasweet contain?
- Use Natural Sweeteners as Safe Alternatives to Artificial Sweeteners.
Alternatives like erythritol, agave, xylitol and luo han guo can be found in abundance. Choosing which natural sweetener to use depends on which one tastes best to you. Agave nectar usually wins... it stimulates taste buds exactly the same way sucrose does. But unlike common table sugar, very little of its active ingredient - insulin - is absorbed. Therefore, you are protected from the dangers of sugar addiction. However, agave is a bit harder to bake with - this is where the safe and natural erythritol wins. You can replace sugar with erythritol gram for gram.
All-natural sweeteners are known to help control appetite, keep insulin and blood sugar low, and prevent the formation of age-accelerating molecules in our body. None of them are addicting. Nor will they diminish your lifespan.
If you learn to gauge your sugar intake and start using natural sweeteners, you will lose weight, guaranteed! You won't be plagued by hard-to-diagnose health problems, and you'll have more years to enjoy life and those you love.
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Shane Ellison is creator of the Hormone Intelligence Therapy (HIT) program for reversing diabetes, losing fat and feeling great in 90 days.