Have as much artificial sweeteners as you want…or can you?

Many people who are watching their weight resort to non-nutritive/artificial sweeteners in their daily diets. These sweeteners were first marketed to people with diabetes as a means of providing a sweet taste without the risk of increasing their blood sugar. The idea was that people with diabetes would not have to count it as a sugar (since it is zero-calories) and respectively not adjust their insulin doses.

Little did the makers of these products know that this was the fix all sweet-tooth dieters were waiting for. However, are these products too good to be true?

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Stop draining your energy levels! [Detox Diet Part 2]

We don’t realize it sometimes but certain food patterns can have a large impact on your energy levels. I discussed what to incorporate into your diet to have better energy and more focus. In this post I will discuss the items and behaviors you need to avoid so that you are able to detox your body from these food item’s toxins.

Things not to do:

1. Do not skip breakfast. Make breakfast an obligation not a choice. Even a small meal will do the job. You do not want to start off your day with no fuel after your 8 hour fast/sleep. Have a small sandwich or some cereal with milk and a piece of fruit and that could be sufficient to get you enough energy till your mid day snack.

If you do not have breakfast, your body is still under the impression you are sleeping so your brain won’t work as efficiently as someone who has had breakfast.

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