With today’s diet, we are eating 140 lbs of sugar per year per person. In the long term, when we over-consume sugar (especially fructose or fruit sugar) it can lead to metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. In the short, and more commonly, regular over-consumption will lead to mood swings, crashes, addiction, and inflammation which is a major contributor to so many different diseases including cancer.
Although sugar is needed for normal and healthy physiological function, it is a highly addictive substance. Marketers have understood this for years which is why it’s very hard to find any food in the market today that doesn’t contain sugar in some form.
Sugar in all it’s forms, including high fructose corn syrup, fruit juice, soda and packaged foods is not only a toxic substance but is also a complete anti-nutrient (takes good nutrients out of your body) making it an absolute disaster for the human body and should only be consumed in very small quantities.
The difference, when you’re Eating by Design is that you’re getting your sugar from starchy vegetables and fruit. This is a good thing because they contain fiber, water, and nutrients which equates to a slower digestive process through the body which benefits all of your systems including your hormonal balance, digestive system, and neurological system.
So begin by eating starchy vegetables (like sweet potatoes, squash, plantains, pumpkin) and fruits like berries. If you’re someone who is more active, than you may need to be eating more than someone who is trying to lose weight. It’s interesting how when you Eat by Design and go back to something you used to love that was sweet, you’ll likely experience that it’s too sweet and realize how satisfying an apple or a carrot or a plum now becomes.
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