This week’s “Ask Your Trainer” post is brought to you by our own resident nutrition expert, Emily Boynton.
Emily gets this question a lot. Here what she has to say.
If I was going to cut out one food what should it be?
The #1 food to absolutely cut out of your diet is….
This means artificial sweeteners:
Aspartame- “Equal” &”Nutra-sweet”
Acesulfame K- “Sweet One”
Saccharin- “Sweet’N Low”
High Fructose Corn Syrup
What’s so bad about these? (besides the fact that the names just sound down right nasty)
Some of them are proven obesogens, which is a foreign chemical compound that disrupts normal development and balance of lipid metabolism which in some cases can lead to obesity.
All them create havoc on you endocrine system. Your endocrine system is a collection of glands that produce hormones and regulate your body’s growth, metabolism and sexual development and function. The hormones are released into the bloodstream and transported to tissues and organs throughout your body.
They can also trigger sweet cravings and increase the risk for excess belly fat.