June 12, 2024

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Avoid the 3 S’s (Salt, Sugar and Seconds) For Healthy Weight Loss

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On a recent post, Deb, a reader to the God, Diet, Fitness and Weight Loss blog, said her doctor advised her a good place to start to drop some necessary pounds and improve your health is to avoid the 3 S’s. That is great advise if you need to lose weight, improve your health and live a long active life. The 3 S’s all help you add pounds while wrecking havoc on your immune system causing you to be more susceptible to numerous diseases including heart disease, cancer, diabetes ( the 3 deadliest diseases).

Avoid Salt

Our body needs salt. The problem is we take too much salt. The recommended intake of salt is between 500 and 2400 milligrams. Optimally we should consume between 1500 and 2000 milligrams daily. Unfortunately most Americans consume 5 times the amount necessary. This excess sodium causes heart problems, high blood pressure, loss of calcium, increased chances for certain cancers, malfunctioning kidneys, and a long list of health problems not to mention increased weight gain and even obesity. Being obese and overweight in and of itself adds another long list of potential health problems. Therefore if you avoid excess sodium intake you improve your health and reduce the risks of being overweight. Note that reducing the consumption of excess sodium only reduces the risk of being overweight it does not burn fat after you may have already gain too much weight. You must exercise and build muscle to burn fat.

Avoid Sugar

Not just table sugar but all forms of processed sugars and substitutes are bad for you.  Like salt sugar is necessary for our bodies to function properly. Not processed simple sugars, but complex carbohydrates that our bodies convert to the energy necessary to do anything. Our consumption of sugar or substitutes is far worse than the intake of salt. Sugar is in all processed foods. The number one additive in all processed foods sugar is also the most addictive drug we could take. You have craved something sweet right. This is not because because it is good to or for you. It is because your body craves sugar like a drug or alcohol. This addiction causes cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and more deadly diseases. So to be healthy simply limit the sugar you consume. Sugar is the number one cause of death by eating. This slowly deteriorates your your body down to a cellular level, while it wipes out your immune system and adds unusable fat. Obesity kills. Limit all forms of sugar and lose weight while you improve your health. Do not forget to exercise.

Avoid Seconds

This is simple. Do not overeat. Large portions only add excess that become indigestible causing you to become overweight. You do not lose weight simply by eating less. This is a news flash to many people. But you do stop gaining by eating less. You will also infinitely improve your health. One thing is inevitably is you will consume less salt and sugar by avoiding seconds. Healthy Weight Loss includes eating healthy and exercising regularly. One key to eating right is to avoid the 3 S’s. Thank You Deb.

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