Did you know sugar is the number 1 ingredient that contributes to weight gain and that keeps you from losing weight?
The 4 common types of sugar
1. Glucose, also known as blood sugar, is the body’s fuel. Glucose is the proverbial electricity/power that keeps you alive and metabolized in the cells.
2. Sucrose is commonly known as table sugar – the white stuff you put in your coffee or tea every morning
3. Fructose is found in fruits and metabolized or processed in the liver
4. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is derived from corn/maize and the most popular additive to products in the US
Click to watch the video below to learn more:
Added sugars from external sources are known as simple carbohydrates or simple sugars found in cakes, cookies, sodas, chocolate, candy etc
Once consumed, you get an almost immediate increase of energy because the body doesn’t need to work hard to convert to glucose and why children (and adults) get crazy energy rafter eating sweet stuff followed…by a crash
Eliminating cake, cookies is great and will minimize glucose levels, however, the body also gets glucose from starchy and complex carbohydrates (sweet potatoes, oats, rice) and minimal amounts from fibrous carbohydrates (vegetables)
Unlike simple sugars, complex carbs have fiber and stronger molecular bonds that force the body to work harder to break them down into glucose. For this reason, they keep you full longer, without a blood sugar spike and crash like their counterpart, simple carbs/sugars
Why are simple sugars not good for you?
1. High in calories – 1 tablespoon of table sugar has 48 calories
2. When consumed regularly they spike blood sugar (glucose) which triggers the release of insulin, the fat storage hormone, from the pancreas. Insulin regulates levels of glucose in the blood, but if you’re eating bad foods all day, insulin levels remain elevated
3. Constant high level of insulin in the body causes weight gain, obesity, insulin resistance diabetes (type 2) and metabolic conditions
Food items with hidden unhealthy sugars – Watch the video as I explain more about how sugar is hidden in these food items – Salad dressings, Baked beans, Cereal, Tomato sauce/ketchup or the sauce for pasta, flavored water – any water with a sweet taste, dried fruit, Muesli/Granola, Granola bars, Nut butters (peanut butter, almonds butter, etc), Jam, marmalades, marinades,
Is honey, canderel, splenda, agave healthy? Stay tuned for Sugar and weight loss Part 2 video next week where I discuss unhealthy sugars and healthy sugars 🙂
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PS: Watch SUGAR AND WEIGHT LOSS PART 2 by visiting -> https://iamjanemukami.com/sugar-weight-loss-part-2-sugar-alternatives-that-support-weight-loss/
Very informative.thanks Mukami.
Yes its awesome jane i really follow you and for sure things are going well, like right now am doing 10days detox challenge and the results are positive thanks and be blessed
Thanks. Have learned a lot
Very insightful. Thank you
Yes. Very helpful
Thank you Jane for this helpful information, you have changed my life for the better
Really helpful,didn’t know peanut,almond butter had sugar in them thanks Jane.
Now I understand my problem with weight loss
Thank you very much Jane mukami.your our mentor but a God sent one…It is really working for me.Thnak you
Yes, didn’t know granola bars are that bad plus dried nuts, I was using dried nuts to sweeten my porridge
Thank you so much Jane mukami for this wonderful Elaboration.It is really working for me. Your our mentor but a God sent to me.Thank you??
Always ask yourself what the food you eat will turn imto after it has been broken down
Wooow, this is so incredible Jane, I reduced the tea sugar thinking its the only sugar making me fat, yet continued with my cakes and chocolates, I’ve always wondered why am continuing to grow fat yet I reduced tea sugar.. I was 86kgs before but now am 94kgs feeling disappointed, After watching this video ooops am so positive. Thanks Jane its a very good lesson learnt
Very very useful…Thanks
This content is good, thanks
Can’t wait to hear from u
V v insightful. I learnt sugars that are bad.. I live eating biscuits n mandazi. Hv to stop
Extremely helpful…thank you
Very true I want to try and do away with bad sugar after I give birth
Thank you Jane,this was very helpful.
Yes.very informative and absolutely true and have proved it myself. From the time l did my 10 day detox and stopped taking sugar my body has never been the same again like when l used to take sugar and sweet stuff. Thanks Jane.
Very informative and helpful
It’s so true. The moment I reduce sugar intake I stop having breakouts especially on my back. Saa zote kujikuna.
Watching from England.. (replay)
Very informative..2017 when I detoxed, I stopped sugar completely and wheat plus other foods.. I lost 20 Kgs and have maintained till today..thank you Jane.
My issue is with sugar and carbohydrates
It has been hard for me to do away with the sugar related items in my diet. I really need a formula
sugar is one of those things that you need to cut off completely or wean yourself slowly by decreasing to 50% consumption then 25, then 10…then 0.
Very useful, thank you so much
Thanks,that was useful
Very useful,i will try to minimise my intakes of sugar products because I normally take a lot
Thanks so much
Very useful. Thanks
Very insightful. Thanks
Very useful. Sugar has been my big hindrance to weight loss.
Totally useful. It’s a real battle with sugar and sugary things.
very informative. Thank you
This is helpful
Yes. This is very informative. I have always taken sugar as table sugar but now I know honey and some fruits also have simple sugars.
Sure very informative. Sugar is the greatest addiction
very useful thanks jane,will try slow by slow to stop sugar..
Thank you for sharing. This is very educative
Thanks for your continued effort to keep us healthy??
Very informative. Thanks Jane
Yaah,vry true.i stryggle so much with weight loss.Thanks mukami.will b observant on sugar intake.
Thank you Jane, very useful video
Good points to note, unfortunately most of the things we buy to consume have hidden sugar (if you’re keen to read the ingredients) so you can’t do away with sugar completely but the secret is to have it at the bare minimum. Thank you Jane for the good work you’re doing
Very useful thanks
Thank you for this information,reading your emails has really helped me with my weight
Very helpful. Am really struggling with this
Very helpful…. Thank you Jane
Very helpful am waiting for part two to know more becoz I use agave and stevia
Thank you for your good work!
Thank you-Always very resourceful
very helpful . Im well informed.
Very very helpful,
Big up jane!!
Very informative information.
Thank for this
Thank you Jane for sharing such useful information that we did’nt know about..keep updating us for more…
i found the video useful!!
Especially the part on hidden sugars
i found the video useful!!
Especially the part on hidden sugars
Am really glad I came across this
Thanks for the information
very helpful thanks.
Very informative Jane thank you so much
Very helpful information
very important refresher course from you, thanks much.
thanks for reading 🙂
Absolutely yes. I have learnt so much from this
thanks for reading 🙂
Very helpful… At least now I know the things I thought were healthy but they’re not due to the added sugars
yes a lot of hidden sugars 🙂
Very informative. My weakness is how to stop the sugars.
you can do it 🙂
informative ,i missed the live session
Very useful. My biggest undoing
Very useful, now which fruits are good or with less sugar, gosh I love me my Mongoes.
Amazing and informative. Thanks a lot for this Jane. Sugar has always been my point of weakness. I hope to beat it this year.
thanks dear have learnt alot
Thanks you and very informative and learnt a lot
What about fruit juice. I feel like when i blend my pinapple, banana and mango juice, i have an instant spike in sugars and i feel full.
Are these okay to consume? because they are from fruits?
Thanks for the article. Very insightful.
very very useful and informative. thanks jane for always thinking about our wellbeing
Now I know where I go wrong. Thanks Jane.
Very Helpful n educative. Thanks
Waaaaah, that was informative…….I have stopped sugar but I luv my vodka, what happens?