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The worst offenders and ingredients we should stay away from are foods and drinks that use high fructose corn syrup as a sweetener. This includes all your soft drinks, fruit drinks, candies, health bars, and shakes. Manufacturers will disguise high glycemic sweeteners with names like maltodextrin, dextrose, maltose, and sucrose. Please don’t make the mistake of trading in one evil for another and choosing foods made with artificial sweeteners to make it low fat or low glycemic. That’s like trading in a broken leg for a broken arm. Neither is good!
The key to successful weight loss comes by staying in your fat-burning zone throughout the day. High glycemic foods or high carb meals take you out of your fat-burning zone because your blood sugar is constantly racing up and down and triggering the wrong hormones. Insulin is not a good or bad hormone. It does what it is designed to do. When you produce a lot of it, your body will store those extra carbs as fat as well as inhibit the production of glucagon, a hormone that works to break down fats.