TRENDING: Why It's So Hard To Lose Weight After 50, And The #1 Most Addictive Carb you MUST Avoid IF You Want To Stop Gaining Weight Each Year...
If you're like most men and women over 50, you've probably noticed how much easier it has become to gain weight than to lose it...
Every year, that number on the scale keeps creeping up a few notches, EVEN IF you're saying "No" to Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and "Yes" to Yoga.
So what the heck is going on? Why do your jeans keep getting tighter?
Turns out, after you hit your 30's, your metabolism begins to slow down1, which means your body is burning almost 200 less calories a day by the time you're 50.
As If Your Slowing Metabolism Wasn't Enough...
As if a slowing metabolism wasn't enough, after 30 you also start losing about half a pound of your calorie burning muscle tissue each year (and at 50, that rate doubles!)2... not exactly a recipe for a slim waistline!
So what's a concerned "50 something" to do?
For most people, it's hard enough to find the motivation to exercise and the discipline to eat healthier... but after 50, it's like a double whammy!
Change is hard. Your body doesn't respond to exercise as quickly as it used to and even if you want to eat healthier, most people haven't the faintest idea what "healthy food" really is...
Can Avoiding One Simple Carb Reverse Years Of Weight Gain?
If you can only change one thing in your life that will have the most immediate impact on your waistline, it would be to eliminate one toxic carb from your diet3...
In fact, food manufacturers are secretly hiding this carb in 80% of the food we eat4 (and drink) and it's one of key reasons why people who are over 50 are piling on the pounds and finding it nearly impossible to shed weight...
What is this one addictive carb?
To confuse you, big food companies call it by as many as 56 different names: Galactose, Maltodextrin, Fructose, Corn Syrup, Ethyl Maltol, Dextrose, Evaporated Cane Juice, Sucrose etc... but we all know this ingredient by it's "real" name: SUGAR!!!
Why Sugar Is So Harmful
Did you know sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine5 and linked to the deaths of almost 600,000 Americans a year?6 It's true.
One recent study found that Oreo cookies, of all things, were actually MORE addictive than both cocaine and heroin7.
No wonder people have such a hard time saying "no" to sugary snack foods. They're designed to stimulate certain parts of your brain and create addictive behavior7.
Sugar Makes It Nearly Impossible to Lose Weight
Just a little bit of sugar can completely "short circuit" your efforts to lose weight8. That's because sugar spikes your insulin levels8. "Insulin" is the hormone that tells your body to store fat8.
"In the presence of insulin, you cannot burn fat," says Dr. Eric Berg. "All of the fat-burning hormones are nullified when you have just a little bit of sugar."
Even worse, sugar that isn't immediately converted to energy is converted into fat8. This fat is known as "adipose tissue," and it's very difficult to lose.
Sugar Is in Everything - Even So-Called "Health Foods"
Many people who think they are being healthy with their food choices are shocked when they discover how much sugar they're actually consuming every day8. This is because sugar is added to just about everything4.
Pick up any loaf of bread at the grocery store and chances are you'll find sugar, honey, corn syrup, or brown rice syrup in the first five ingredients.
But bread isn't the only food product that has added sugar. You'll find it in crackers, cereals, yogurt, tomato sauce, even salad dressings and chips.
Robert Lustig, M.D., reports: "Of the 600,000 food items in the American grocery store, 80 percent have been spiked with added sugar; and the industry uses 56 other names for sugar on the label. They know when they add sugar, you buy more. And because you do not know you're buying it, you buy even more."
Cut Out Sugar - Lose the Weight
The message is clear: Sugar causes the body to store fat8. And losing weight becomes a whole lot easier once you cut out sugar9.
In fact, the media is chock full of stories about popular celebrities cutting out sugar and losing weight these days. One of the most impressive success stories is Fergie, the Duchess of York, who lost 50 lbs in just 5 months*... at the age of 54! Such an achievement would be impressive for a 30-year-old. But to lose 50 lbs so quickly at 54* is, quite simply, amazing.
If it worked for her, perhaps a similar no-sugar diet could help you achieve your weight loss goals, too*.
But how on earth do you get started when sugar is hidden in as much as 80% of the food you buy?
It all starts with a quick lesson about which foods to eat (and which to avoid)...
Which 5 Foods Should You NEVER Eat If You're Over 50?
Do you know which "health foods" are actually junk food in disguise and will end up as ugly belly fat almost instantly?
The shocking truth is revealed in this exclusive video presentation here:
5 Foods to Never Eat If You're Over 50 (PLUS: The #1 WORST food for weight gain)...
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