Why you may not be losing weight, part 2

In the first post, we discussed the profound role that hormones can play in the struggle to reach a healthy, happy weight. Today I want to look at sugar. There is nothing wrong with including small amounts of sugar in your day- your body will break it down as fuel just as it would break down other simple carbohydrates. However, sugar is a slippery slope and can be part of the weight loss struggle for several reasons. First, it provides little satiety, leaving you hungry again soon after eating. And typically you are not hungry for a pile of leafy green vegetables - it tends to set off the sugar craving cycle where your blood sugar spikes and then drops, causing you to look for more 'quick'

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