Scientists discover the obvious: SUGAR IS BAD

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I’ll just quote DIRECTLY from the mouths of the scientists who discovered this I-can’t-believe-this-wasn’t-obvious-enough discovery:

Sugary drinks can cause weight gain and long-term health problems if drunk regularly for as little as a month, physician said the scientists.

Too much fizzy pop or sweetened fruit juice alters the body’s metabolism, capsule so that the muscles use sugar for energy, instead of burning fat,” the study found.

“The effect is long-term, making the pounds harder to shift and raising blood sugar levels, which increases the risk of conditions such as type 2 diabetes,” it was claimed.

So who made this obvious discovery?

Dr Hans-Peter Kubis

The lead researcher at Bangor University, who said: “Our results give a stark warning against regularly drinking sugar-sweetened drinks.”

He also added: “Not only can regular sugar intake acutely change our body metabolism; in fact it seems that our muscles are able to sense the sugars and make our metabolism more inefficient, not only in the present but in the future as well. This will lead a reduced ability to burn fat and to fat gain. Moreover, it will make it more difficult for our body to cope with rises in blood sugar.”

Dr. Kubis made another obvious conclusion: “When in need of refreshment, people should drink water instead.”

Let’s scare you guys in bullet-point form:

  • The researchers found that the muscle cells of volunteers both identified and responded to a sugary diet, switching how they used the fuel. This created an inefficient metabolism in lightly active men and women who drank fizzy beverages on a regular basis for four weeks.
  • Dr Kubis added: “What is clear is our body adjusts to regular soft drink consumption and prepares itself for the future diet by changing muscle metabolism via altered gene activity, encouraging unhealthy adaptations similar to those seen in people with obesity problems and type 2 diabetes.”

The Study

11 people in their 20′s supplemented their diets with sugary soft drinks for a month. Before and after the study they had their blood and muscle tissue, as well as their whole body metabolism and composition, tested.

Genes and proteins important for fat and sugar metabolism were analysed and blood sugar and fats assessed.

Dr Kubis said: “What we found is that it is not the sugar in itself that puts on weight but the way it gets the body to store more.This would relate to all kinds of soft drinks with a high sugar content, including fruit juices.”

Fahad’s Take

Actually I’m dumbing this whole article down for you guys.

  • Too much simple sugar intake (from liquids or solids) will alter the way your body uses fuel.
  • Instead of burning stored fat, your body prefers to burn the sugar for energy.
  • Stop consuming sugar you say? Not that easy. The energy preference alteration is genetic. It dug DEEP!

 

Why Fatloss is my main Concern and YOURS

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A lot of people criticize me for focusing on fatloss more than anything else, generic but people fail to comprehend that they are FAT.

What’s my definition of fat?

Any number over 20% body fat. No human being should be carrying that much body fat for a lengthy period of time. It’s not much, approved but it’s average. Who wants to settle for average? If you’re fine with that then that’s OK, this but don’t come knocking summertime asking for a nice set of abdomens.

Why Not?

The longer you settle at 20% or more body fat, the more your body gets used to it. Same rule applies when you’re lean. If you balance and modify your lifestyle around maintaining less than 10% body fat, the harder it is for your body to gain fat.

Super Human

If you’re asking why you should maintain less than 10% body fat for a long period of time:
1) Faster muscle gains.
2) Harder fat gains.
3) Improved athletic performance.
4) HEALTH!

Health?

Obesity is a gateway disease. Stay at 20% and you’ll most likely reach a life threatening level. Those who take good care of their health usually maintain a level below 15%.

Where should I be?

This depends on a lot of factors which are dependent on your objective and goal:
- 15% body fat: average human being or an off-season athlete looking to gain maximal performance by ingesting a lot of calories (junk and clean foods) and resting for enhanced physical recovery.
- 12% body fat: athletic human being or an off-season athlete taking in a lot of clean calories.
- 10% body fat: dieting average human being or an on-season athlete in the beginning of his/her conditioning journey and athletic prep.
- Single digit body fat: conditioned athlete ready for competition.

And that my fellow readers is my 5 fils for the day. Stay tuned for more stuff that pours out of my head.

How to Suppress your Appetite and Minimize Sugar Cravings at Futoor

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It’s simple and most importantly PROVEN. At least two-days-of-Ramadan-experimentation proven.

As soon as you hear the Al Maghrib prayer, viagra open a 1.5 liter bottle of room temp, salve slightly cold or cold water and DRINK UP! Keep on drinking (slowly or fast) until you finish it all.

This method’s no ground breaker and some of you are probably “DUHHing” me right now, but I’m willing to assume no ones implementing it yet.

After drinking the water, go pray and come back to feast. Make sure this process takes you 10-15 minutes to complete before hitting the futoor table. It’ll give your appetite a good amount of time to realize you’re not really that hungry, but in reality only thirsty.

Try it tomorrow and see how it goes. After an intense fasted pre-futoor weight session, my appetite’s INSANE! This method has truly put a cap on my appetite.

Not only that, but my blood sugar’s pretty low which means I NEED MY SUGAR! Nevertheless, I’m reaching for a few succulent Dates and a nice hot bowl of Harees with Stevia-sweetened Cinnamon powder.

For those looking to eat more, keep water consumption to less than 500ml.

15-30 minutes after Futoor completion, sip another 1.5 liters of water for further appetite suppression. Why the added 1.5? Well, what happens right after futoor? RAMADANDELICIOUS DESSERTS AND SWEETS!

Good luck!

Protein Shake Suhoor Options

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I’m jumping right in with more options:

[1] The Low Carb Muscle Builder
- 1-1, website 2-1 or 2-2 ratio of Casein Protein Powder to Whey Protein Powder mixed in Water.
Add these extra options for extra calories or to slow down absorption:
- 1 oz of Raw Nuts or 1-2 tablespoons of All Natural Nut Butter (extra calories, approved slow nutrient absorption).
- 1/4 cup of All-Bran Plus or Buds (added fiber to slow down nutrient absorption).
- Combination of the options above.
- 1 cup of Blackberries or Raspberries (added fiber to slow down absorption)

[2] The High Carb Muscle Builder
- 1-1, page 2-1 or 2-2 ratio of Casein Protein Powder to Whey Protein Powder mixed in Water.
Add these extra options for extra calories or to slow down absorption:
- 1 oz of Raw Nuts or 1-2 tablespoons of All Natural Nut Butter (extra calories, slow nutrient absorption).
- 1/2 to 1 cup of cooked Wholegrain Oats (extra carb calories and fiber)
- 1 to 2 servings of a mix of high carb and high fiber Fruits.
- Combination of the above.

[3] The ULTIMATE Appetite Suppressor & Energizer
- 250 to 500ml of Skimmed AlMarai Liban + 1 to 2 scoops of Casein or a 1-1, 2-1 ratio of Casein to Whey Protein.
- Feel free to add any of the added options above depending on your goal.

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