Is sugar reaaally that bad for you…?

The new hype to lose weight

Every month there seems to be a new hype on how to lose weight. First it’s ‘no carbs before marbs’, then cut your fat intake, and now it’s all about cutting down on your sugar intake. But is sugar really that bad for you?

Artificial v Natural Sugar

Well, that depends on the type of sugar you’re taking about: artificial or natural.

Artificial sugar (such as white granulated, caster sugar, and brown sugar) has no nutritional value and can be converted into fat if you don’t burn it off. This type of sugar can cause a spike in blood sugar levels, and is a leading contributor to obesity and diabetes. Unfortunately, this sugar is found in all the traditionally ‘yummy’ foods, such as, cakes, biscuits, chocolate, ice cream and so on.

Plus, watch our for ‘Low Fat’ options as these can often be packed with artificial sugar and can actually be worse for you!

There’s a long standing debate with natural sugar. It’s much better for you than artificial sugar as often the food it’s found in, like fruits, have essential vitamins and minerals too! Just make sure to limit your intake of these, and pick fruits high in fibre and low in fructose. But there’s no need to cut them out completely, and a bunch of grapes is definitely better for you than a biscuit!

Need more guidance on low sugar?

Want to learn more about sugar? You can buy our Low Sugar Guide OUT NOW! Originally, just for our W Fitness members we’ve had so much LOVE for our Sugar Booklet, we’re now opening it up to non-W Fitness Members too!

Our booklet includes:

Is sugar reaaally that bad for you...? 1 Information such as, the different types of sugar, how much sugar you should be consuming, and reading food labels.
Is sugar reaaally that bad for you...? 1 Diet Tips.
Is sugar reaaally that bad for you...? 1 How to cut down your sugar intake.
Is sugar reaaally that bad for you...? 1 Choosing sugar alternatives.
Is sugar reaaally that bad for you...? 1 PLUS OVER 40 LOW SUGAR RECIPES!

We’re also going to send monthly emails for a WHOLE YEAR with additional Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner recipes and tips!

If you would like to get your hands on one of these, it’s a one off cost for the full 12 months of £10!

Simply message us to get yours!



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