Is Sugar Bad For You And Does It Make You Fat?

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Is Sugar Bad For You? Will it make you fat?

Sugar gets a really bad rap. With all the sensationalized headlines, and fear mongering surrounding sugar and it’s supposed evils, it’s hard not to fall into the belief that maybe, just maybe it’s really that bad for us.

Some of the most popular news and fitness sources claim the following:

  • Fat doesn’t make you fat, but sugar does
  • Sugar is as addictive as cocaine
  • Sugar will make you sick and unhealthy

The list goes on and on and on.

The problem with this is all context, and in today’s article I’m going to present to you an alternate view with the hopes you’ll have an open mind and consider another argument before buying into a bunch of claims that might not be true.

Most people’s reasoning for abandoning, and even demonizing sugar, is based on flawed logic, and many times, emotional reasons.

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What We Ate Before The Paleo Diet: The First Diet Book Review Part 1

If you knew the most advanced nutrition secrets, what would you do with them? How would your life change? Would you be able to feel good, sleep well, train better and live longer?

I can’t answer those questions for you, but I want you to think about how you’d live differently if you knew you were giving yourself the best food at every opportunity, instead of succumbing to the ease of fast food, eating out, or throwing a boxed meal into the microwave.

Or what if you didn’t have to worry about whether or not a food was good or bad for you? How much would that free up your food worries?

A friend of mine sent me a message last year (2015) and said he was working on a book called The First Diet. While I don’t know this guy outside of the internet and lots of instant messaging, I consider him a friend. He’s very intelligent and one of the most critical of thinkers I’ve ever met.

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Your Pre-Workout Meal Guide: How To Choose The Right Foods For You

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“What should I eat for my pre-workout meal?”

This question gets asked a lot, and it’s for good reason. What you eat for your pre-workout meal (and every other meal of the day) will have an impact on your performance and body composition in time.

So, of course, you should be concerned about what you’re having pre-workout, but you should also know that your goals of accruing strength, muscle mass, and losing fat do not hinge one single meal choice.

That’s the good news. Very good news because some people don’t particularly enjoy eating a ton before training, especially so if they’re training in the morning.

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How Much Protein Do You Need To Build Muscle, Lose Fat, and Maintain An Aesthetic Body?

“How much protein do I need?” is a common question many people are asking themselves when trying to get into great shape and change their body. If you follow most traditional bodybuilding advice, it’s typical to hear anywhere from 1 gram to upwards of 3 grams per pound of body weight for the optimal dose.

The difference between 1 and 3 seems negligible, but when you do the math for your own body weight and needs, the recommendations vary wildly.

Not only is protein anabolic, and absolutely necessary for building muscle, and preserving it on a fat loss diet, the old adage of ‘more is better’ is not ideal here.

By the end of this article, you’ll know exactly how much you should be consuming on a regular basis if you want more muscle, less fat, and an aesthetic physique.

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