The Fattening Effect of Eating and Drinking Sweets

Sugar Quiz Question 1: Eating and drinking sweets can induce high blood fat levels.

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Do You Know These Weight Loss Secrets?

You’re body converts sugar (sweets) into fat?

Yep, it’s a pretty simple process. Your body simply sticks three sugar molecules together. Voila, you now have a fat molecule that’s carried around in your bloodstream as a triglyceride.

Has your doctor ever told you that your triglyceride levels are high and you better get them down?

Then what did your doctor say next? “Quit eating fatty food.” If you implement that piece of advice, you might see your blood fat level (triglycerides) go down and your weight go down.

But on the other hand, your blood fat level might not go down much at all when you decrease fat in your eating plan.

How come?

Because you’re still eating sugar.

“No, I’m not eating sugar Dr. Jo and my blood fats are still high. And I can’t lose weight. Tell me why. What are the weight loss secrets?”

Ok, do you drink fruit juice and milk?

“Well, yes I do.”

Those two beverages pack a lot of sugars in them. If you don’t burn those sugars for energy, your body has to store them. So your body’s right back to linking those three sugars together to form a triglyceride that gets stored somewhere on your body as fat. As the fat accumulates, your weight goes up.

Those sweets, fruit juice and milk sugars can also indirectly contribute to elevated blood cholesterol. For instance, there is more corn syrup in the diet now, which is basically just an increase of the fruit sugar, fructose. Fructose causes loss of copper in the urine. If there is not enough copper ingested in the diet to replace this lost copper, then cholesterol can increase in the bloodstream.

So, eating sugar may increase blood triglyceride and cholesterol levels and body fat.

What are the Weight Loss Secrets to Overcoming the Sugar to Fat Conversion Process?

Since your body knows it can convert sugar to body fat, sometimes we develop sugar cravings because we need more essential fatty acids in our diets.

Essential means we have to eat them. Our bodies cannot make them. So even though the body cannot make essential fatty acids from sugar, it does the best it can with what you are giving it to work with.

If the body cannot signal you that it needs essential fatty acids, it tries it’s best to turn those deficient foods (sugar) you are putting in your mouth into something that it can use as a building block for your cells. So you wind up with inferior building material in your cell membranes.

What Can I Do to Overcome the Sugar Cravings?

Here are the weight loss secrets:

Get rid of the sugar cravings that come from fatty acid deficiency and lower your blood triglyceride levels at the same time.

Be diligent in eating healthy food containing essential fats. Eat according to the plan that works best for your uniquely-you body in Dr. Jo’s Natural Healing Cookbook.

Get rid of the myths about dietary fats .

At first you probably need fatty acid supplements because your cells have been deficient in them for so long. Take both omega-3 fats and omega-6 fats to balance your fatty acid needs.

Omega 3 can be supplemented with flax seed oil, 1 to 2 tablespoons per day, or Flax oil capsules or fish oil capsules. If you’re digestive abilities are strong enough to handle eating nuts and seeds, include pumpkin seeds, ground flax seeds, and walnuts in your diet.

The best omega-6 oil supplement is evening primrose oil because it already contains GLA. Some of us may not be able to convert the omega-6 food we eat into GLA. Evening Primrose Oil bypasses this conversion step for us.

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