Whether you are a size 2 or a size 24, if you come to me for wellness and/or fitness coaching, my starting advice is the same. The following list is my basics for everyone who wants to get healthier:
1. Keep a food Journal
2. Cut out artificial sweeteners.
Reading food labels is an absolute must. Not at home. At the grocery store. If it has any of these, it goes back on the shelf:
Just say no. Some of these, like Mannitol and Xylitol, can even be found in over-the-counter vitamins. So never assume a product is okay until you read the label. Take it from America’s favorite doctor, Dr. Oz:
Replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners may be doing your body more harm than good. Recent studies show that these chemically modified sweeteners can damage the way your body naturally processes sugar, making you much more susceptible to overeating.
And if you’d rather read the studies yourself, go ahead and geek out on artificial sweetener studies on PubMed.
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