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You can read more about this below… Meantime, over this New Year shutdown period, I’ve come across a few reads and things that you might be interested in if you’re thinking of quitting sugar. Momentum is building, more and more people are working out that sugar is the missing link in their weightloss woes, and more and more scientists – reluctantly! – are confirming that sugar is toxic and causes many of our health issues.
This UK study finds giving up sugar can take 20 years off your looks…”results in weeks”. Take a look at it.
For the first time, a direct link has been established between the amount of sugar circulating in the blood and how old a person looks….They found that those with higher blood sugar looked older than those with lower blood sugar. In fact for every 1mm/litre increase in blood sugar, the perceived age of that person rose by five months.
I found it interesting the study was done in conjunction with a cosmetic company, given this quote from one of the scientists:
There is no point in spending lots of money on expensive skin creams if you are eating a diet high in sugar,’ says Dr Aamer Khan, a cosmetic dermatologist who is also medical director of the Harley Street Skin Clinic. ‘Yes, you can protect and moisturise your skin from the outside with creams, but you need to feed and stimulate the growth of good strong skin cells from inside too and sugar will sabotage that.’
This review of Dr Lustig’s new book (stay tuned for mine!) shares news that should come as a relief to many: sugar tricks our brains to overeat and get fat. It’s not about weakness of will.
It is, he says, a hormonal issue, triggered by eating too much sugar.
He points the finger of blame at the hormone leptin, which acts like an appetite thermostat.
As one of two ‘hunger hormones’ in the body, leptin works to decrease the appetite (it’s partner, ghrelin, increases appetite).
When you have had enough to eat, your fat cells release leptin, which effectively dulls the appetite by instructing the brain that it’s time to stop eating.
But Professor Lustig warns that our sweet tooth is sending this process haywire. Read more here.
Additionally, I kinda forgot to post this link after I was on A Current Affair a while back. Figured today was a good time to share it.
Melinda and Maria both quit sugar via my program. Just so you know…
Click here to watch the clip, or click on the image below.
And to get hold of the I Quit Sugar ebooks, go here.