75.8kg. It’s a big, ugly number and it’s growing.
I’ve gotten sloppy.
It’s not good enough.
I have to make changes and, from what I’ve read over the last month or so, this is how I’ll do it.
Why sugar, why not fat?
Well, firstly, it’s really fructose – not all sugars – that I’m cutting out. Glucose and lactose… less of an issue.
The body processes fructose differently to the likes of protein and fats. Without getting into the science of it all, there are a few differences:
- When we eat fat or protein, the body releases hormones to tell our brain that we’re full. Fructose doesn’t do that, so we can just keep eating and eating and eating and eating and eating…
- Fructose does crazy things to our body when it tries to process it (while we’re eating and eating and eating and eating…) – spikes in blood sugar levels, and wreaks all sorts of havoc on our liver.
Plus, people much, much smarter than me are researching more into the effects of fructose on the body in other ways (to name a few):
- its links with dementia,
- its impact on fertility,
- the way it inhibits the immune system,
- as fuel for the development of cancer, and
- its connection with adrenaline spikes, and anxiety issues.
So does that mean I should eat lots of fat?
Nope. Still need to pick the good fats. Stick with the healthy, good saturated fats and avoid the yucky stuff that was made in a lab!