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Do Artificial Sweeteners Cause Belly Fat
YES!: Aspartame ; other artificial sweeteners are toxic. A review of 90 independent studies in the peer-reviewed medical literature found 92% of these found significant problems associated with aspartame, including brain tumors, seizures, headaches, memory loss ; obesity. See http://www.Sweetpoison.Com/ ; http://www.Holisticmed.Com/aspartame/recent.Html ; http://bit.Ly/1hvl28d ; http://bit.Ly/18u9wmo. ...Read more
Yes...: Most naturally occurring sugars in fruit break down to half fructose and half glucose in the body. Excess sugar of any kind will turn on your Insulin pump and store excess calories as fat. Its usually not the naturally occurring sugars you need to worry about creating belly fat. Limit the added sugars found in most foods to 100 calories (6.5 teaspoons) per day for women (9.5 tsp/d for men). ...Read more
Can artificial sweeteners inhibit weight loss or cause water retention? Are there any big red flags that go along with artificial sweeteners?
Some evidence : There has been studies to show that consumption of a single artificially sweetened beverage a day can increase your risk of diabetes by 40% the same subject tended to be overweight. Some cause cancer in lab rates, while others are associated with increase blood pressure. I recommend staying away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Studies say artificial sweetener cause people to crave more sweet & food carbs & result in wgt gain,higher sugar.True 4 natural sweetener stevia also?
Not so with Stevia: No. A study I found (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195666310000826) showed that with Stevia, there was no craving. Also, there was no increase in insulin levels, unlike with aspartame, which is important regarding the issue of insulin resistance. Hope that helps. ...Read more
What are the best foods for getting rid of belly fat. Also if i eat fruit will it cause belly fat because of the natural sugar?
Calories are key: All fat is essentially providing the same purpose -- insulation, protection and energy -- so whether you want to lose abdominal, back or buttock fat, you must consume fewer calories than you need and while some foods are better for your general well being there is no food that is a fat- burner. Lose weight by eating 500 fewer calories a day than your requirements and you will lose 1 lb weekly. ...Read more
Phosphacore claims to be the new weight loss wonder herb. Does it really burn fat especially, belly fat?
Want to lose sum weight, what contains more fat sugar, starches or carbohydrates which should I cut off or consume less of? Wnt mostly to lose belly fat
Eat less ; exerc: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars ; simple carbs from grains esp. Cause weight gain. It's also wise to avoid fried foods. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff.To/19ygs8y- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important! it's also best to choose organic foods:http://bit.Ly/19x. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When eating something what makes you fat besides calories? Trans fat. Sugar saturated fat calories from fat. etc...?
Not enough activity: The simple formula which determines if you gain or lose weight is Calories taken in minus Calories used. Taken on a day to day basis, you can know if you are using up the calories or not. If calories eaten far exceeds calories burned up by whatever activity, weight is gained. It does not matter if the calories are fats proteins or carbohydrates, body chemistry turns the excess into fat to store it ...Read more
Can the sugar in fruit cause weight gain like other sugars? Should i limit my servings of fruit if i'm trying to lose weight?
Yes and yes: Yes, fruit contains sugar, mostly in the form of fructose which can definitely cause weight gain. You esp. Want to limit servings of high-glycemic fruits which tend to be tropical fruits like bananas, mango & watermelon. The healthiest fruits are small fruits whose skin is eaten like berries, cherries, grapes, apples & apricots. You can eat those in moderation. Avoid fruit juices. ...Read more
Does energy drinks cause weight gain? I know that sugar and aspartame in them cuz weight gain, but the caffeine in them causes weight loss?
Yes: If you have belly fat, you have two choices. The first is running toward a negative caloric balance. The body fights this. The second, but your fat is on your middle and torso, is a low carb diet. There is now no scientific argument that can be marsalled against this. And exercise vigorously. You cannot lose fat locally, but you cantone up! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It Can: Intraabdominal fat in excess may lead to Insulin resistance and ?insulin levels. Pancreas cells making Insulin may eventually tire out which would allow blood sugar to ?. Apple shaped people as opposed to those with pear shape are most susceptible to this. With it often comes ?bp, ?triglycerides and/or ?good cholesterol, sometimes obstructive sleep apnea and ?risk for early heart disease. ...Read more
No such thing: Unfortunately as much as we wish for this, there is no food or magic or supplement that will lead to fat loss without the tried and now scientifically proven low calorie, low carb, high protein diets that also include good and effective cardiovascular exercise. This means no alcohol, no more carbohydrates in the diet than 25% of total calories and high protein diets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No clear answer: Theoretically no. Most artificial sweeteners are labeled non-caloric, because there is no calorie absorption and induced weight gain, but more and more studies that look at the long term effects of artificial sweeteners have shown correlations between weight gain and the use of sugar substitutes. Without long term and more comprehensive studies to support that correlation the answer is not clear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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