Sixty six percent of Americans are overweight or obese, 14% diet every year, and we lay out about $33 billion annually on weight loss products. It seems like everyone is looking for that magical cure to suddenly lose weight.
Losing weight is a combination of what you eat, how much you exercise, and to some extent, your family history. There is no one miracle food. However, there are foods that support weight loss.
Your first step is to remove all sugar and artificial sweeteners from your diet. Sugar is very easily processed, and your body is happy to store all those calories.
If you are upping your exercise to help your body burn fat, eating sugar won’t help. An average soft drink has 8 teaspoons of sugar, roughly 72 calories. To burn off one 8-ounce soft drink, you need to take 1440 steps (half a mile).
Artificial sweeteners are no better for you. In fact, there is a lot of evidence that eating artificial sweeteners actually makes you gain weight. Artificial sweeteners trick your body into thinking it is about calories. When it doesn’t, it makes you crave them!