Supplement to our supplement #1: Sugar was the Culprit
In our ‘Supplement to our Supplements’ series, we try to think beyond the Essentials Pack and find ways to help you get closer to your goal. Think about book inspirations, health tips or even possible ways to channel that new energy and focus. This week, we’re exploring the most plausible culprit to your workout and dieting struggles: sugar!
Let’s not sugar coat it: even if you take PACK’D every day for the next five years, it can never stop the damage that sugar has on your body. Back in the days, we were all told that fat is the real evil-doer, and then we were told that calories were the real problem. All the while, we’ve found that fatty fish and avocados do wonders for your health, and that it’s not that black and white when it comes to calories.
It’s not rocket science, but science nonetheless!
One thing that has always been backed by science is the impact sugar can have on your body. Most people know that it can cause spikes in your energy level, which eventually result in a sudden dip. What people might not know, however, is that sugars and refined carbs have the unique ability to stop weight loss in its tracks.
And that’s a shame, because our body is a magical factory that keeps on burning fat hours after your latest workout. In one study, participants who cycled vigorously for 45 minutes burned roughly 190 calories more in the 14 hours after exercise than on days when they didn't work out at all. (1)
So, why is sugar bad?
Think of this: Your body is burning fat (from your hips, maybe?), and all of a sudden it gets an influx of sugar. It will use the sugar as energy and promptly stop burning the fat. (2) Another downside is the before mentioned sugar dip, which happens after your glucose levels peak and then crash.
Hopefully this will make you rethink that extra glass of Coca Cola after your workout!
At PACK’D, we will always promote a healthy lifestyle. This means enough exercise, sleep and a balanced diet. Obviously, we know it’s not always easy, and that’s where PACK’D comes in. It’s not a miracle subscription that can replace a healthy diet, enough movement and sleep, but it will definitely give you the boost to energize your body and optimize your mind.