For the last couple years there has been a debate on Sugar.

Spiking your insulin is bad.

Sugar is the cause of your weight gain or inability to lose weight.

I am not here to get too technical with this post, but just leave you thinking.

This post is pretty random and I am not sorry 🙂

First off, sugar IS NOT the reason why you are gaining weight, or why you can’t seem to lose weight.

9 times out of 10 the problem is literary you eating more food than you burn or energy balance over a 24 hour period.

The reason why people assume sugar is the problem is when they observe the overweight population they see that they are eating lots of candy, all the ice cream and soda is their main source of liquid.

Which makes them think SUGAR is the problem. It is not.

Have you ever heard of the guy who went on the Twinkie diet?

No?

Well you are going to want to google it!

Basically some guy, I think he is a professor at a college, went on a diet where he only ate Twinkies.

And you guessed it. He lost weight! And his blood panels came back with no issues (another topic for another day).

He basically consumed a diet where he ate less than he burned or what’s called a hypocaloric diet.

But, what about all that sugar?

Crazy right?

I was recently listening to the podcast, Sigma Nutrition Radio with Danny Lennon where he was discussing what he has learned from interviewing some of the top nutrition minds in the field.

If you are a nerd like me and geek out on nutrition I highly recommend his podcast. Just a heads up he is British, so you might need to learn to speak their language haha (bad joke).

But, he started talking about sugar, and brought to light some really great questions I want to give you.

Is sugar bad for an Iron Man runner who needs a carb/sugar gel patch to give him an energy boost during his race?

Is sugar bad for the football player who needs to sip on some Gatorade to make it through the fourth quarter?

Are we saying sugar is bad for the child who just wants to eat an apple?

These are all questions I want you to swirl around in that pretty little head of yours.

Sugar has its place and it might not be the culprit to your issues.