Diet Drinks Make You Fat!
Updated: Mar 1
Cut out the sugar in your diet.
Sugar is not good for us, and it can have a significant effect on our health and waistlines. However, even artificial sugars can have the same effect on our bodies.
Research has shown that artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose can encourage weight gain and increase your risk of type 2 diabetes. This is because artificial sweeteners are over 200 sweeter than natural sugar; when consuming these, you start to set habits for choosing sweeter food and drinks, which increase your weight.
When we have artificial sweeteners, receptors in our brain thinks this sweetness has calories attached to it. Your brain can not distinguish between actual sugars and fake, and you start to crave calories. When we have sugar, signals are sent from our body to produce more insulin to process it; this also happens with artificial sugar. Our bodies release a hormone that says we are taking in sugar into our blood. Because we are not burning off this extra sugar that our brain thinks it has taken into the body, these then get laid down as fat into the cells, as it is seen as excess energy and thinks it needs to store it. Too much insulin output can lead to insulin-resistance weight gain and type 2 diabetes.
When we diet, our fat cells shrink, but they are left with a memory. However, when we start to eat unhealthy food, our fat cells start to grow again quickly.
Weight gained is caused by the creation and expansion of white fat cells or adipose tissue. Dieting can shrink fat cells but not eliminate them, which is why people can gain the weight back so quickly.
Facts about Type 2 Diabetes
More than 1 in every 10 adults has diabetes
90-95% of people with diabetes have type 2
Over 25% of adults over 65 have diabetes
Exercise & weight loss reduce the risk of prediabetes becoming type 2 diabetes by 58%
Who is at risk of having diabetes?
If you are overweight and called obese.
Eating a high calorie, high sugar diet
Lack of exercise
If you take steroids
Waist circumference larger than 40 inches men or women 35 inches
High blood pressure
Knowing the risks involved, if any of these facts sounds like you, ask yourself, am I happy continuing as I am? By simple changes to your lifestyle can reduce your risks of diabetes. We all have choices in our lives and two roads to follow, the road you are continuing with no changes and unhealthy lifestyle or on the road to healthy and long life.
Uplands Hypnotherapy has a Weight Management Programme that can help you. Packed with dietary information on how our bodies react to the food we eat and hypnosis changing the thought process with eating.
The saying 'tomorrow never comes' is true if you don't put yourself first and control of your health. However tomorrow will come quicker for some if they continue living an unhealthy lifestyle. It's scary knowing that we have control of our healthy living but some people choose to ignore the facts.