The message is getting through. Sugar is bad. Bad for your body. Bad for your mind. Maybe even bad for your soul.
In an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, three international experts said it was time to “bust the myth” about exercise.
They said while activity was a key part of staving off diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and dementia, its impact on obesity was minimal.
If you want to loose weight jogging isn’t going to help. You must say NO. You have to reduce the calories. You burn about the same whether you’re walking or running and that’s about the same as standing too. Yes sitting all the time will burn far fewer calories than standing, but if you want to lose the tub, reduce your intake.
Rules of thumb: 2,000 calories per day. Carbohydrate (potatoes, pasta, bread etc) and protein (beans and meat) ~ 400 calories per 100 grammes. Fat – 900 calories per 100 grammes. So you max out around 500 grammes or half a kilo. In a day not a meal …
There’s more. Sugar is more addictive than cocaine. (Watch Fed Up.) So it clearly messes with your mind and saying NO to cakes, cookies, biscuits, bars, chocolate, soda pop, etc becomes harder as you enjoy it more regularly. It doesn’t just rot your teeth. It rots your blood vessels and organs. Cut back o sugar and you’ll feel better.
I’m no saint, so I know it’s not easy. But the best time to say NO is in the shop because if you don’t buy the cake, chocolate or soda pop, you don’t have to resist later – it’s just not there. Good luck! 🙂