Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wedding Weight Loss Tips | Sugars in Our Diet

You are a bride-to-be, and you have just committed yourself to losing some weight for your wedding day. Most brides-to-be are fully motivated to lose weight (more than any others) because they want to look great on their wedding day. Well, who wouldn't? A wedding day is supposed to happen only once in your life! And you will be Queen (all-eyes-on-you) for the day. So it will be worth your while to work hard at achieving your ideal weight by your wedding date.

Here is are some tips that will get you started on the path to being a buff bride-to-be!

Today's article focuses on sugars in our diet. The hidden sugars in the food we eat can actually contribute to fat gain. Excess sugars causes us to gain excess calories that eventually gets converted to stored fat.

Where does Sugar in our Diet Come From?

Sugar provides "empty calories" (calories with no nutritional value). One teaspoon of sugar contains 20 calories and not much else.

Consuming too many beverages and food high in added sugar can lead to:

* Excess calorie intake: It also spoils your appetite for nutrotious food.

* Tooth decay: especially if oral hygiene is neglected.

We get our sugar from two main sources: 1) what is found naturally in food such as milk, fruit and some vegetables 2) what is added to food during processing or preparation.

There are different forms of sugar and no one form is healthier than the other. Always read food labels to detect the added sugar. If you see any of the ingredients listed below as the first few ingredients, the food has high added sugar content.

Names for added sugars that appear on food labels

Brown Sugar
Cane Sugar
Corn Sweetener
Corn Syrup
High-Fructose Corn Syrup
Icing Sugar
Invert Sugar
Malt Syrup
Raw Sugar
Starch Hydrolysates
Table Sugar
White Sugar

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Blogger Unknown said...

One of the other things you ought to watch out for is fruit juices as well. I do know it sounds a small counterintuitive because everyone looks at juice as healthy.
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March 8, 2011 at 5:48 AM  

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