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How can sugar consumption affect weight loss?

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  • ALisa Lynn, Fitness, answered
    When we eat sugar, we hurt our weight-loss efforts in two ways:
    • We cause our fat cells to go into storage mode.
    • We stop fat-burning. Instead of burning fat while doing cardiovascular exercise, we are simply burning off all of the extra sugar that we consumed.
    Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that elevates your blood sugar. Every time you consume sugar -- or a product that contains sugar -- you're not only elevating your blood sugar but you're stopping fat loss. If you're trying to lose body fat and excess weight, stay away from sugar. This essentially starves the fat cells so that they go away. After all, most of us exercise to burn body fat.
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