Days to Fitness tells us that added sugar makes us fat.
This short, 5 minute, video is very well illustrated and explains how our bodies turn carbs into sugar/glucose in our bodies.
He explains how the hormone insulin stores excess sugar as fat.
He tells us, ‘every day your body is converting sugar into fat’. Not what we want to hear but, sadly, true.
This was a useful survival skill when we were hunter/gatherers – not so much now when we have access to so much ‘food’.
“This is how willpower becomes a habit: by choosing a certain behavior ahead of time, and then following that routine when an inflection point arrives.” by Charles Duhigg, from The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business.