Okay people . . . so let's be "honest" . . . how much "candy" did you "really" eat this past week or even month?
And are you still eating it????????
Well . . . STOP IT!!!!! THROW IS AWAY!!!!
We just spent the past few days discovering what that "sugar" is doing to your body and health.
So today . . . let's focus a little deeper into what that candy does to our weight loss efforts.
Did you know that the average single haul of Halloween sweet treats is about 22 pounds. And the excess sugar is linked to a host of health issues like obesity, heart disease and fueling the growth of cancer.
So . . . does Halloween candy or ANY candy make us fat?
Absolutely . . . and even those "fat-free" fruity candies cause the body to create fat.
So don't think you're doing yourself any favors by eating "fat-free" or "sugar-free" candy . . .
Now . . . remember from previous Health tips . . . that eating an excessive amount of added sugar causes triglyceride levels to rise. And triglycerides are the "fats" that travel through the bloodstream and heart.
So when we go all out in a candy binge (and it doesn't matter what holiday it is), our bodies can't handle all the sugar and must "store" it for later as "FAT"!
Okay . . . so think about this . . . the average American gains about 2 pounds each year in the few weeks between Halloween and New Year's Day, which may not sound too bad . . . until you consider you just gained 2 pounds in about 2 months . . . But what about the rest of the year . . .
What about winter when we're cooped up in the house and spring and summer when we're vacationing and picnicking?
It all adds up . . .
Consuming a diet high in added sugars such as those found in sweetened beverages, candy, baked goods and sugary cereals . . . are all contributing factors in weight gain and chronic health conditions like obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
So if you have any candy left . . . THROW IT OUT!!!
And for just a little trivia . . . if you're a "fun size" Twix bar lover . . . it not only has the highest calorie count of "any" candy . . . it also has the highest amount of "FAT".
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