MODERN LIFESTYLES: DIET HABITS THAT MAKE YOU ACTUALLY GAIN WEIGHT
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ABOUT THE BOOK Have you been trying to lose weight, but can't seem to get beyond a few pounds? Have you tried just about every fad diet you can find in the hopes of a miracle to getting rid of that extra flab? It might surprise you, but many of those diets, and some of your seemingly innocuous eating habits, might be standing in the way of you getting healthy. In fact, many diet habits can actually cause you to gain weight. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Diet sodas and other artificially sweetened food increase your blood sugar levels over time. Heavy diet soda drinkers also saw a 500 percent increase in belly circumference, regardless of exercise or other dietary habits. Who would have thought that something meant to be good for you could do so much harm to your body? Not only is diet soda horrible for you, but Hazuda believes that even regular full-sugar sodas (not those with high fructose corn syrup) are better than diet, so if you can't ditch carbonated beverages completely, going back to full-sugar is the lesser of two evils. Or make the switch to sparkling water with a splash of lemon to give you that carbonation fix. 5. Eating too much fast food. This really goes without saying, but Americans are enamored of their fast food fix. Fast foods have more chemicals in them than a science experiment. According to the National Institutes of Health, a fast food diet increases your risk of internal organ damage, diabetes, and heart disease. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) followed a group of young adults who frequently ate at fast food restaurants. After 15 years, those who ate fast food more than twice a week gained more weight, and had higher increases in insulin resistance than their peers who ate fast food less frequently... Buy a copy to keep reading!