I made some diabetic friendly candy last week and one of my grandkids was eating it and she was wondering if it would cause her to gain weight. I told her it would not because it was sugar free (made with munk fruit) and my wife said: "it might be sugar free but it contains cacao butter and it's a fat product and will put on the weight." Well, I proceeded to set the record straight on weight gain. I told her it's not the fat in foods that cause you to gain weight. You can actually eat animal fat like in bacon etc. and it does not cause weight gain. Since I'm diabetic, I've become an expert on food. Did you know Aristotle (might be the way it's spelled) the philosopher said "food is medicine." And it is...there is one food group we eat and everyone should do research on it and become familiar with it for ideal health (sugar). And, of course, since I'm diabetic, I know from personal experience it is absolutely true.
What puts on body weight, wait for it, is stored carbohydrates. That is the only thing that causes weight gain...and just the opposite-weight loss. The human body is like everything else in life-it follows the easiest path. Your body will burn simple sugars first when it needs energy and store the complex sugars you eat. The complex sugars turn into stored carbohydrates...and you gain weight. Simple sugars are found in soda, candy, white table sugar, doughnuts, cakes cookies etc. Complex sugars are found in foods like bread, beer, pasta, potatoes, starchy stuff, cottage cheese etc.
The body needs energy to survive and if you get in the habit of feeding it foods that contain complex sugars and avoid ALL foods that contain simple sugars, or simple sugars themselves, you actually can't gain weight because you body is living on and getting energy from complex sugars and cannot store them...they get burned off. If you have a sweet tooth, so to speak, and can't live without sugar, look into a product called Pure Monk Fruit-get it on Amazon. Try to stay away from all the artificial sweeteners-very bad for your body and proven to cause cancer in test animals.
Hope this helps...Google sugars and do the research...I'm not making it up!
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