Sugar Is Not Your Friend

Bursts of sugar send a surge through the body that significantly affects your mind and body.  We crave sweetness, but it is clear that too much leads to higher risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.  In addition to Alzheimers and other degenerative brain disorders that thrive on chronic inflammation, sugar affects your mental state.  People like to separate the brain from the rest of the body, but studies have found a correlation between inflammation and mental health.  Did I tell you sugar is not your friend!   Most people eat two to three times the level recommended, which is one reason for a higher diagnosis of mood disorders.  We all know that sugar causes inflammation, but it also influences our mental health by affecting our nervous system’s neurotransmitters.  Some doctors classify sugar as an addictive drug because these refined white crystal triggers the pleasure and reward centers in our brain like a drug does.  That is why people indulge in higher and higher amounts to get the same euphoric rewarding feeling.  Sugar consumption has skyrocketed, with the average American consuming about 152 pounds of sugar a year.  That is almost ½ pound a day! 

That is why we use the Keto Diet along with intermittent fasting.  This plan is low in carbohydrates (which converts to sugar), so the body uses fat for fuel; thus, your body begins to burn fat.  There are many benefits to using fat as fuel for your body, including weight loss, burning fat even when you are sleeping, gives you energy and stabilizes blood sugar levels, and long-term health benefits.   

This plan allows you to lose weight without being hungry! 

Protein helps to stabilize blood sugar, which helps keep you out of fight or flight.”  Protein provides the building blocks for your neurotransmitters, serotonin, dopamine, and GABA.   

Our program is an 8 week medical weight loss following the Clean Start Weight Loss Program.  It is a combination of intermittent fasting and keto diet thus allowing you to live your life without the confinement of meal kits and meal replacements.  The foundation is old.  Low carb diet and closely related to the old Adkins Diet.  This is based on real food and simply avoids sugar and processed food relying on meat, fish, vegetables, and natural fat. It’s a super charged version of an old idea.

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