Losing fat isn’t easy, but one very easy step you can take is to eliminate refined sugars from your everyday diet.
Sugar is in so many foods and even foods that are labeled as healthy. In fact, I believe that it’s more important to watch your refined sugar intake than it is to watch your fat intake.
When I gave up sugar, I couldn’t believe how fast my body fat percentage dropped and even on those stubborn areas that I never thought I could lose the fat from. I had a big sweet tooth and sugar was definitely part of my everyday diet. I wouldn’t say that I ate too much food in general, but I did eat too much sugar.
I decided to cut out sugar Monday through Friday and allow myself some treats on the weekends as something to look forward to instead of just having a sugary treat whenever I wanted. I also decided to avoid processed carbs as well and focus on low glycemic carbs.
The first week was a little rough as I had to allow for my taste buds to adjust. I’m not a fan of artificial sweeteners so I didn’t go that route as I think it defeats the purpose. Not only did I want to lose fat, but I also wanted to taste other flavors in food and not just sweet. After the first week or so, not having sugar was so much easier and it started to become routine.
I tried to eat natural whole foods and I still ate at least one piece of fruit a day. I stayed away from processed foods and cereals as these almost always have hidden sugar in them. If in doubt always read the label and make sure you understand that sugar can be called many different things in the ingredient list.
About a month later, I had friends commenting on how cut up I was getting and that they could definitely tell the difference without me even asking for their opinion!
If you’re looking for an easy step to take that will give big results, then give up sugar. Again, have that ocasional treat on the weekend, but make sugar a luxury and not an everyday necessity. You’ll be amazed at the results.