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Studies show that a diet high in added sugar (but not so much the natural kind found in fruit and milk) increases your risk for heart disease and can lead to obesity, cancer and Type 2 diabetes. One problem with eating too much added sugar is the way your body processes it. Why Science Says Sugar Is Bad for Weight Loss. By Editor Sep 10, 2016. 0. 604.

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The latest rendition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are out, and for the first time ever it is recommended that sugar be limited to no more than 10% of total daily calories. This is a great. Low-sugar diets (11 grams per day) were associated with slightly more benefits to cholesterol and blood lipids compared to very-high-sugar diets (118 grams per day). [7] Yet this effect was so small—less than 10 percent difference between. Weight loss or fat loss does not get affected by varying intake of sugar.

A thorough study in the International Journal of Obesity found no remarkable difference between high sugar and low sugar diet. All this data only depicts the difference between consuming more sugar and more calories. Jan. 15, 2013 Eating less sugar is linked with weight loss, and eating more is linked with weight gain, according to a new review of published studies.

The review lends support to the idea that. But too much sugar in our diets can lead to weight gain and obesity, Type 2 diabetes and dental decay. We know we shouldn’t be eating candy, ice. Sugar cravings can be difficult to resist. Moreover, consuming sugar in excess quantities can lead to several health problems like obesity, heart diseases, high blood sugar levels.

A low-sugar diet is necessary for weight loss, a UN report says. No more than 10% of calories should come from sugar. saying that it is “not based on the best available science,” says. Introduction. Few topics in nutrition engender as much debate and controversy as the relation between sugar and various potential health consequences (1–14).The effects of the major added sugars in our diet, namely sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) 8, have been the subject of numerous research studies ranging from epidemiologic and cohort studies to randomized controlled. Consuming too much sugar (and too many kilojoules overall) leads to weight gain, which increases the risk of cancer.

A second, more direct pathway linking sugar.

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The breakdown of fructose, as compared to glucose, can lead to higher levels of triglycerides and lower levels of ATP, which can lead to fat deposition and inflammation in the liver.5 This situation isn’t good, because the liver isn’t designed to store much fat.

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Studies on animals and humans have shown that consuming large amounts of fructose impairs the body’s ability to properly handle glucose (blood sugar) which ultimately leads to hyperinsulinemia (elevated insulin levels) and the development of insulin resistance.

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However, the use of caloric sweeteners such as fructose and sorbitol in the belief that their contribution to energy value of the diet is insignificant may undermine efforts to lose weight and could lead to weight gain.

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This means that it absorbs in the body much faster than sugar does, causing insulin spikes and contributing to metabolic issues, obesity, increased appetite, diabetes, heart disease, cancer,

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Here’s the issue: complex carbohydrates break down into sugars, and if there are fats in the bloodstream at the same time, well, then we’ve got fat plus sugar: the true cause of insulin resistance.

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This is because other studies suggest that glucose and fructose behave similarly and that it is the total amount of sugar consumed, rather than any specific type, which impacts our health.

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Studies in both animals and humans indicate that consumption of fructose may cause abdominal weight gain and increase blood triglycerides more than glucose does.j Furthermore, fructose absorption does not promote insulin secretion, which plays a role in suppressing appetite.

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However, while sugar may contribute to the excess calorific intake which causes obesity and predisposes towards diabetes or coronary heart disease, there is no direct evidence linking sugar intake and these medical conditions.24

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These studies have now shown that HFCS and sucrose are virtually identical with regard to calories, sweetness, and absorption and that when these sweeteners as well as fructose itself when substituted isocalorically for other carbohydrates were not uniquely related to weight gain or obesity [55–57].

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Because the human body is designed to make use of sugars, not sugar alcohols, we absorb only a fraction of these molecules from food, and use that fraction inefficiently: so they cause only a slow rise in blood insulin levels.

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  • Thank you for helping me
    I am now motivated to quit for real, for real…
    Gonna stop lying to myself about how addictive sugar is!!!!

  • Been in Ketosis for about a month, have had worse cravings for sugar than I had when I quit smoking in the beginning of the year, by far. I didn’t even experience withdrawal when abstaining from weed or coffee.

  • I quit sugar for 3 months now cause I wanted to lose weight, I don’t have cravings or anything but I also really didn’t really notice any other benefits ��

  • I have always craved sweet stuff so i try to reduce sugar intake as much as possible and i do replace it with various artificial sweeteners. I am aware of the possibility that the brain gets weird signals from not getting sugar energy with the sweeteners so i often try to consume sweeteners with something that provides energy. That way there is some energy boost to go along with the sweetness.

  • Quick tip from me: Try to just eat sugar less, your body needs only 13% sugar a day. And it depends what you are eating the most. Junk food, vegetables(fruits), sugar or whatever. Just keep an eye what you are eating the most. Eat different varieties of foods.

  • I’ve stopped intaking all sorts of sugar for last 3 months and prior to that even I’d never have a sweet tooth to take much sugar except for my tea. Didn’t do shit much for me

  • artificial sugars are in 90% of fitness products so I think it’ll be hard to find one without any AND still be affordable. I make a good effort to avoid them but its Super hard to do so 100%.

  • what about eating fruits instead of sugary foods/beverages? have fruits got the same/similar impact as sugar on the body in this case? Or is it safe to consume some fruits daily and have all the benefits that are mentioned in this video?

  • Tip:Don’t buy food from grocery stores if you don’t want to eat any sugar because today there’s sugar in literally anything but just not eating sweets or something that shows it has sugar in it neither drinking it will also help allot

  • I am doing everything right in my diet, exercise and other good habits but I am really struggling to quit sugar. I love my caffeine fix and haven’t been able to take tea and coffee without sugar. ��

    Will keep this in mind in order to push myself to quit sugar completely.

  • Of course, one example doesn’t prove anything but personally, consuming significant amounts of sweeteners (e.g. from sweet beverages) always makes me hungry within less than an hour.

  • I remember first time I did this I did it for 2 months then when I quit I had a glass of milk, couldn’t believe how sweet the milk was considering I never thought milk was even slightly sweet b4

  • I quit for 2 months and lost 18 lbs but then quit and went back to eating junk! Went from 232 up to 263, don’t remember being that heavy ever! Back on the no sugar and as of June 1st I’m back down to 254, hopefully I can stick with it long term this time

  • I did that, but i didn’t look like Arnold, i lost 5kg, and i was training and all that, but didn’t use any suplement, i gues that makes diference to.

  • Just lost 25lbs after 14 weeks of heavy lifting and a calorie deficit! No sugar or at least as little as possible! So sides I noticed were my skin especially my face and forehead are baby smooth. Spots on chest disappeared. Not getting headaches anymore. Energy levels high and no more heart palpitations. Now all these improvements could be a combination of everything but either way it worked! Good luck to anyone trying the same thing, it’s tough really tough but I am 43 and in the best shape of my life.

  • Until they tell me that not cutting down on BOTH sugar and sweeteners causes a face-hugger to burst through my chest in 15 minutes, i think i’ll just take the hit in the health department.

  • So much ridiculousness in this video. Look into the link between fat and diabetes. Also, as you said, insulin causes cell growth the context you used was cancer, but you need it to grow all cells and refresh your body.

    People will switch to sweeteners which are way worse for your digestive health than clean simple sugars.

    Also, people associate fatty things (cakes, cookies, ice cream) with just high sugar. Ice cream makes you fat because it has fat and sugar, why just focus on one?

    Too much misinformation on sugar and not enough on fats.

  • here is the key question:

    28:00

    if individuals can vary in the amount fat gained per amount of caloric intake then their are potentially various factors that can drive weight gain besides caloric intake and caloric expenditure. Common people observe this phenomenon and conclude that this relationship maybe genetic, macrobiotic through the gut, calorie sources, or type of caloric expenditure. Obviously common people do not have the observational resources or expertise to make a correct conclusion in regards to scientific conclusion. So regardless of what common people claim, what are these processes that diverge from the energy balance theory that allow variance among individuals?

  • Lost an aunt a couple of years ago to Pancreatic Cancer. She only used Sweet N Low and similar brands of “sugar”. I don’t touch the stuff.

  • Eat meat everytime you want to eat anything that has sugar in it, this will cure your sugar addiction and make you stop consuming sugar products

  • so the link between diabetes and sweeteners is people knowing they have a risk for diabetes so useing sweeteners? But the rat diabetes tho ��

  • I just like the taste of diet sodas. Sometimes I drink diet sodas when I feel like I’ve consumed enough sugar for the day but I still consume sugar and I don’t use it as a substitute. My mom always yells at me for drinking Diet Coke saying it’ll give me cancer and that it will clog my stomach (which I guess she gets from the not being naturally divested part but that’s not how it works).

  • The kids I went to school with that ate a lot of candy were always the kids getting caught for acting out and/or drinking in high school. At my 20th high school anniversary those same adults were all divorced at least once, looked twice their age and were chubby alcoholics. The few candy kids that became stoners instead seemed ok for the most part and 2 had done quite well for themselves during the dotcom era. There were a few others that stayed on the sugar trail and didn’t smoke or drink, but they were obese and diabetic and even more so a concern depressed.

  • I have ADHD and i eat sugar and carbs all the time i’m 15, 5’3, and am 96 pounds i find it hard to gain weight also i’m a sophomore what do you think i am doing wrong.

  • I found this video really interesting! I have various metabolic implications that have caused, since 2013, I have struggled with large weight fluctuations! I would love to discuss my position with you and learn more about nutrition and its impacts!

  • “Does this demonstrate a calorie is a calorie?”
    “Yeah, it does”

    What about the studies that show superior weight/fat loss and improvements in health markers in people on a higher calorie low-carb diet vs a lower calorie low-fat diet? I have no doubt that if you consume a large excess in fat while still restricting carbohydrates that you’ll eventually gain weight, nor that one can violate the first law of thermodynamics (which continually gets paraded out into discussion) but the comparison between the diets in the literature in randomized, controlled trials seems to render this hypothesis false (namely that a calorie is simply a calorie), especially if we consider that weight loss isn’t necessarily very relevant when we control for fat loss and health biomarkers (considering longevity is really the key issue). It’s not as simple as just carbohydrates, but it appears incredibly clear from the literature that human bodies do not treat all calories the same and that what one eats affects how that energy is used. It’s obviously not as simple as what Stephan presents Taubes’ model to be, but someone like Attia seems to very much be on the right track and the plethora of studies on LC (especially ketogenic diets) vs LF/calorie diets is impossible to ignore, most especially the effect they have on diabetes and reliable health markers. I think defining terms is probably important too even Stephan distinguishes between obesity and i.e. fat distribution. For non-obese populations some of these considerations may be more relevant.
    I’m also unsure why the DIETFITS study gets the attention it does when few people consider low-carb/high-fat to be 30/45 carbohydrates to fat, respectively.

    Appeals to the “scientific community” are irrelevant beyond actual study analysis, for the record.

  • I have lost so much on Keto. And I am eating more calories then I did when I tried low fat. And it is not even close. I really think insulin plays a huge part.

  • this is what I got from searching on google if sugar can give you type 2 diabetes, you, idiot:
    Consuming sugar is not a direct risk factor for type 2 diabetes, although it can have indirect effects, such as weight gain, that make the condition more likely to develop. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include: being overweight or having a large waist circumference.

  • I think you should specifically say added sugar is the culprit here because food containing sugar in its natural form probably should be consumed if done so moderately like fruits, vegetables, while grains & milk

  • It’s not right, I have been off sugar for like more than 6 months, didn’t make any difference. Am telling the truth.I drink green tea, no sugar no sweets and chocolate. Never noticed any difference.

  • i was watching this halfway with all the sugary foods shown when a craving hit me and i decided to go to the fridge and eat sugar…. that’s how addicted i am

  • Anyhow we have to die today or tomorrow so don’t make your life harder and harder just eat good and testy things but in limited and do heavy lifting for keep your body muscular ��

  • I just came here because I saw one of those crazy sweet stuff on the food feed on Instagram.. Trying not to feel like I need that I guess

  • Can someone tell me if I got this right? So if I’m on a caloric surplus, I might as well eat junk food instead of some low-fat products and as long as the calorie intake remains the same it doesn’t matter at all?

  • A couple of questions:

    When you say sugar is empty calories I assume this is only added sugar and would also assume this is because they don’t add vitamins or minerals? compared to other carbs like fruit and veg which do?

    Also when you are talking about some people can overeat and not gain weight while others can not. I assume this is just used up by increasing NEAT? As energy can’t be created or destroyed?

    Lastly a statement: I truly believe that ALL people need to learn how to count macros and calories for a good 6 month and after that, they can move away to intuitively eating. If you don’t understand the basic’s of calorie, serving sizes I truly believe you can’t have a level of knowledge that is needed to intuitively eat. I believe this is the same with money and many other areas of your life.

    Thanks for the great interview.

  • 10 Diet Truths

    You may or may not know these, but they are an important place to start when you are on a weight loss journey.

    1) One pound of fat equals 3,500 calories. Add that and you will be one pound heavier, subtract that and you will be one pound lighter. That’s Newton’s fourth law of the motion of calories. Move 3500 in, you are one pound heavier, move 3500 out and you are one pound lighter. I think Newton discovered this from eating too many apples that had fallen from that tree he was sitting under.

    2) Your weight will be the total of your calorie availability versus your calorie utilization. Calorie availability relates to the intake, uptake and distribution of calories. Calorie utilization relates to the effect of the activity level and calorie usage. This accounts for factors such as metabolic rate, disease states, hormonal levels, drug usage, and the intensity and timing of activities and eating.

    3) Specific, concrete diet plans work best, abstract concepts sound good but don’t work so well.

    4) You will tend to over-estimate the amount of calories you use.

    5) You will tend to under-estimate the amount of calories you consume.

    6) The more meals a day you eat, the harder it will be to keep track of your calorie consumption. Eating consistent meals that you know the nutritional value of can be very useful to help negate this problem.

    7) One helpful answer to reaching a lower-calories goal is to eat higher-volume, lower-calorie dense foods. These will make you feel full and still keep your total from being excessive.

    8) As you lose weight, over time, you must continue to lower your calorie consumption or increase your calorie usage to keep losing weight.

    9) Once you can establish good dietary behaviors, maintain them with a consistent plan. This will help you break any food addictions that you may have and allow you to build new habits that will carry you through the more difficult challenging times.

    10) Don’t avoid the scale. It’s just a number, but it’s your number and you must face that reality if you are ever going to make progress and reach your weight loss goals. You don’t need to use the scale every day in the beginning of your weight loss journey; probably once a week will work. Look at the general trend. If it is in the wrong direction, change your behaviors; do not make useless excuses to rationalize what is happening.

  • This is extremely interesting and informative. Thanks for clarifying a lot of false assumptions we have, it’s really important to know about what we are eating! thanks for sharing useful information.

  • Anytime I eat sugar my stomach hurts and I don’t know why, so I usually just eat fruit or vegetables, and I have always hated meat, I hate fatty food and Ive never had McDonalds and when I tried it I Hated it. And I usually avoid sugar cause of my stomach hurting really badly, and I feel more healthy but there must be something wrong with my stomach for it to hurt so bad from eating just a little sugar. Like even if I have a little candy my stomach fills full, even if a have a small snack it usually has to be cheese, or fruits, sometimes salads. When I was a little kid my mom said that ive always been a picky eater but I dunno. My moms told my doctor and she said it might from were I get gasy easily cause I sit around alot (mostly at school and at home) and I cant really go anywere cause m mom and dad work a
    lot:/

  • So basically sumthn that Black people already knew: everythang wyte iz bad for ur health ����‍♂️ side effects include DEATH☠️ or maybe that’s jus tha plain ol effect, PERIOD

  • Hmmm. A coordinated effort to demonize the one thing our brains, nervous systems and every cell in our body runs on. This will be looked into.

  • Scientists have also found that the same dopamine centers that they are saying are “addictive” indicators also light up for a mother when she looks at her baby. Nobody gets addicted to their baby. Same for people holding hands and more. Flawed science. But, I still do WAY better without sugar.

  • to anyone wanting to quit sugar:
    the first week is awful, but once you get through that it gets easier with time. also, you might even over eat to compensate. try drinking tea or water instead of fruit whenever you get cravings, that way you won’t gain weight and overdo in calories. keep your mind occupied and expect to get anxious. the first weeks or so are hard, but after some time you stop craving sweets so much. good luck!

  • Timestamps below guys! Enjoy!

    0:00 Intro and topics summary
    1:44 Joe Rogan’s podcast has a negative bias toward carbs
    3:54 Cliffs notes summary of Gary Taubes and Stephan’s positions
    7:25 Is Gary’s or Stephan’s model the “mainstream” scientific model of weight gain?
    12:20 Is the calories in/calories out (CICO) model of weight gain correct?
    17:02 Is tracking calories or “eating less and moving more” the best way to implement weight loss?
    23:22 What does the science say about calories in/calories out?
    28:54 “Is a calorie a calorie?” discussion
    38:22 Why do some people gain fat more easily than others?
    45:27 Is there anything “different” about the brains of obese people?
    47:06 What is the role of sugar in driving fat gain, obesity and diabetes?
    58:53 Is sugar addictive?
    1:03:39 What are the practical takeaways for avoiding obesity or losing weight?

  • Metabolism is everything and we are all unique. Hormones, calories from all the macros, NEAT, stress (back to hormones)… everything determines it per individual. I have learned from myself…

  • LIKED the vid: Excellent interview. I always enjoy these “deep dives” into different areas of fitness from those who have studied and actually know what they are talking about. Good questions Jeff, I really enjoy these. NO DOUBT!

  • Ok, so artificial sweeteners aren’t the best, but are they still better than sugar overall? e.g. If someone craves sweet things all the time and going cold turkey isn’t realistic, are they better of switching to artificial sweeteners? Have there been any studies comparing sugar use to artificial sweetener use?

  • But what if you put sugar on healthy nutrition dense foods so you can eat more of those.. Is that good you think?
    For example… If I eat 5 pieces of almonds, I feel full and nauseous.. But if I put sugar on them, I can eat maybe 15/20 pieces….

  • So who would you listen to? The climate denier or Bill Nye (Thenotsoscienceguy)… doesn’t seem so obvious to me! Bill Nye is not a scientist.

  • Since I already am a diabetic (have been type-1 for almost 52 years), I don’t see any reason to not continue using Splenda, (I use it mostly to flavor hot drinks).
    I don’t over do it; in fact, what’s truly weird is that if I feel my blood-sugar is low, I’ll grab a packet of Splenda, dump it down my craw, and feel many degrees better! (This may be due to the fact that the first ingredient in Splenda, as well as other artificial sweeteners, is dextrose, a type of sugar…)
    Of course, I will then proceed to eat something more substantial… but for my immediate relief, keeping that yellow packet around has proven invaluable.

  • I still continue to be “a calorie is a calorie” skeptic because I participated in a research study where I ate only food given to me during the study, and they changed macros, as well as sugar and fiber, and kept the calories the exact same. They weighed every 2 weeks because they wanted us to stay weight stable. I lost 4 pounds of fat and gained 2 pounds lean body mass on the first half and gained 4 pounds of fat on the second half, so eating the same calories, keeping activity mostly the same, but actually more active in second half, so it’s at least something of what you eat and not just calories that matters. I may not be average, but you need to be aware of what works for you.

  • Thank you for telling us about a healthy alternative to artificial sweeteners. I would rather just have a few extra calories and use the sugar rather than all that chemically processed stuff. That’s interesting about the taste on the tongue goes to the brain to the pancreas and insulin rises even with the artificial sweeteners!

  • Time stamp around the 35 minute mark. This falls into the category for metabolic type. I always prescreen my clients with a metabolic type questionnaire and cross reference it too the Braveerman test. This gives a AWESOME starting point. YES calories matter but where they come from means more in my opinion. People will make fun of me for my methods of using organic food and none processed but it works. I get a lot of back lash for using Ray Peats research for Thyroid help. But it works EVERY TIME!! Not only or they losing or gaining muscle but overall they feel great. Great channel great discussion really love this video and opinions.

  • They talked about weight gain in terms of carb eating or fat eating groups in studies but what about a combination of carb and fat group? Would it be the same or more or less than the other groups. Stephan Guyenet mentions the studies at around 30:00 both groups are virtually the same with a slight edge to the carb group. I’d imagine that simple sugars would burn up pretty quick.

  • Yo Jeff this is by far my favorite video from you. Im such a nerd haha but wow, this was a gold mind of information. Thanks for conducting this interview.

  • Have you bothered to read the comments following this asshole’s appearance on the Rogan podcast? If you had you probably wouldn’t have invited this arrogant prick. Gary Taubes would have been an infinitely better guest.

  • I think Stephan didn’t get a fair shake in that Rogan Podcast. Most comments were about how he was “arrogant”, but he actually did an incredibly good job of making his case. To this day I still refer people back to that podcast as an example of why the whole “bad carbs” argument isn’t based on sound science. Shame it went over a lot of people’s heads.

  • Day 20 without sugar and I honestly can’t believe how clearly I am thinking now. It’s as if a great fog has been lifted from my mind. That’s the biggest difference for me. More energy levels as well. Down 15 pounds. No going back now. Or ever.

  • Thanks for the interview, as a person on a keto diet it’s interesting to hear ideas challenging the notion that it is the best option for fat loss. However it would have been interesting to hear your take on inflammation reduction and how keto compares to other diets in that regard.:)

  • It’s incredibly refreshing to find someone who actually gets into conversations and discusses the academic research revolves around diet, fitness, health, etc. instead of all of these ten min videos put on by PT gym bros who take a study or two just to support their narrative.

  • I’ve quit sugar 3 months ago because my brother who’s a bodybuilder adviced me to. Now I look so ripped (I don’t lift, I’m only riding a bycicle) it’s like I’m on steroids. I’m enjoying this so much I’m never eating sweets again no matter how tempting it gets.

  • I thought the whole point of a low carb diet was that it makes you less hungry, which Stephen concedes. He also admits that Taubes agrees that it’s ULTIMATELY calories in/calories out. Does anyone actually believe that it’s not ULTIMATELY calories in/calories out? I mean, the literature DOES support the claim that low carbs is better for weight loss and that it does reduce cravings.

  • I just came back across this video and noticed something that I didn’t before. I would certainly agree that the CICO model as Jeff explains it is correct and is the only true way to lose weight, but can anybody help me understand how the 1st Law is applicable to us as an open system? If we monitor and control all inputs and outputs does that make a closed system which then the law can be applied to? Or is it just a general consensus that although we are an open system the way we experience inputs and outputs makes the law applicable?

  • Jeff I read somewhere that processed sugar doesn’t replenish the glycogen but goes straight into fat due to livers’ inability to process it as such

  • Please include the references to the studies which you are referencing. Many of the studies I have looked up are rat based not human based and the amounts given to the rats where beyond ridiculous. It also often not clear if they are using the actual artificial sweeter or the form you find in the packets which include carbs as fillers.

  • Also notice all pro athletes cut carbs to lose fat. Tell them to cut protein and leave the carbs the same and watch them call you out.

  • Anybody wants to join me? I’m tracking my daily healthy food recipes via PingPal (FYI, it’s a habit tracker app with friends.) My goal is NO SUGAR for 1 month first! My id is BaileyClark I’d love to see inspiring people do this together ��

  • 1)Table (refined) sugar ans HFCS is straight-up poison, its the devel’s food, and public enemy #1

    2) carbs are complex sugars, starches are mega-complex sugars

    3)sugars are IMPOSSIBLE to avoid, glucose is the energy source for our body

    4)EVERYONE likes sweets

    5)Allow yourself one or two exceptions, refuse everything else, My exception is cheesecake

    6)Use natural sweeteners like xylitol, honey, agave, real maple syrup, stevia, date sugar, coconut sugar, dolcedi

  • sir iam from India. my weight is 160 pounds and height is 173 cm, age 20, according to calories calculator my maintenance calories are 2400 but i am gaining 1 kg weight per week on 2500 calories, means my metabolism is slow so what is problem with my metabolism? help me

  • As much as i agree with having to be in a hypocaloric state to lose weight (obviously because that’s fact) the kind of calories you consume certainly matter especially when working out. I didn’t watch joe Rogans podcast but when you exercise and if you were to eat hypercalorically with only simple carbs vs protein and fibrous carbs, your body will gain weight but in different ways. Fat vs muscle

  • 19:01 Can we all agree that that is a big fat lie. People back then did not have brains that told them when to stop eating to not get fat! Food was scarce & people ate less & moved more to hunt down food! It wasn’t that their brains told them when to stop. They stopped when there was nothing left to eat.

  • So are you saying that if I eat 4 apple fritters at 1600k or spinach in the amount of 1600k I can maintain my weight in either case?

  • 10:10 Bill Nye being the crazy anti-science pseudo-scientist that makes insane Leftist propaganda videos, right, Jeff? I’m not talking climatology, just feel free to not hold up the charlatan that is Bill Nye.

  • Yes food does matter, but this is a circle. We all want to lose weight by eating right or whatever. You can not lose weight without working out. We ask why were we skinny and low weight in the past? Well let’s think how many people had office jobs in the past? No one we work on the farm, in factories, we worked ourselves physically rather than mentally as we do now. That makes it where everything we eat we don’t use except to sustain us. I know it’s hard, but the truth is eat right, work out, and sleep. That will make you skinny and healthy, whether you break it down into specifics (carbs, calories, sugars, etc) all that matters is those three things.

  • I forced myself to watch Rogan confrontation but it wasn’t a discussion; neither side was listening; and although Stephan had the research data you still have to wonder if they are asking the right questions. I say this because I’m 65 and basically I can eat what I like and as much as I want, which is lot by the way eating and drinking out is my hobby; yet at 65, when your metabolism is supposed to have slowed I have very little body fat so so where is all the excess energy going, I still train six days a week but nowhere near the level I did in my 40s, just nowhere near.

  • Does the sugar graph take into account all the types and names used to hide it tho? From molasses to maltodextrine, corn syrup etc, its all sugar.

  • must people keep making up excuses for fatties with no willpower who refuse to exercise? if it’s all down to genetics then why do so many people who are obese today have or had grandparents that were not obese (100 years ago obesity was relatively rare), its not rocket science guys! yes some people are lucky that their bodies naturally store very little fat and some people definitely have to work harder to stay leaner, but the main driver of fitness and health is exercise and nutrition!

  • I’d be curious to know what Dr. Guyernet thinks about gut bacteria. Some studies seem to indicate certain gut bacteria help skinny people be skinny, and fat people stay fat. Where the guy bacteria is inherited, but not exactly genetic. They did tests in mice, and I suppose humans, transplanting guy bacteria.

  • youre always bringing on people you agree with (which is good, its educational). How about someone you disagree with (not looking for an argument, but a constructive debate)?

  • Isn’t just correcting for sex evidence that there is a hormonal component to energy balance? And so your hormonal response to certain macros is also key maybe more key than just calories in calories out?

  • Jeff Get Jason fung in. that will be really interesting to hear u guys question each other hahah
    hmm or hoping jason fung will get on joe podcast, that would be real entertainment ��

  • LOL! At this moment their are two cakes and a bag of cookies sitting in our breakroom. Also, my coworkers are ordering pizza with an extra order of cookies. It would be great if everyone around you would be supportive of your health journey. Fat chance that will actually happen at work (pun intended). Practice awareness and remember to breathe. Cravings are always temporary. You have to learn how to tell yourself no. I always pack a lunch. Always. Bring food from home and eat it. Don’t worry what other people think. I’m still asked every single time if I want cake or pizza. I just smile and say no thank you. Wear your big kid pants and stick to your own goals. What they do is their business!

  • Sugar leads to weight gain, resulting in more heart disease, diabetes, and more of 13 different cancers. Wow! Most people’s priority lie elsewhere, while obesity explodes as the new normal.

  • This was a frustrating listen as this podcast challenged some of my beliefs. Although I admit it seems Dr Guyenet made valid points, the paradigms of gene expression and gut health weren’t covered, which makes me reluctant to accept his conclusions part and parcel.

  • At 50:00m | Ice cream is addicting due to its naturally occurring opioid peptide from consuming cow’s milk, Beta casomorophine. Not sugar nor fat. Dr. Neil Barnyard touches on this.

  • Thank you for this interview with Dr. Stephan Guyenet! I just got his book yesterday. What a coincidence! What he’s saying it’s exactly what I preach. We need more people like him…

  • i can confirm this, i drink monster energy sugar free and i am hungry much more often then when i do not. luckily i don’t drink it as a diet but instead i drink it because i get acne from regular sugar drinks. i also sometimes feel much weaker than normal after having on. i think thats my body wondering why theres no energy boost from the sugar. sounds extremely plausible

  • On a totally irrelevant tangental note, every time Dr. Guyenet said “Garry’s Model” I could hear nothing but “Garry’s Mod”. Call me a child, but that’s what I hear.

  • I think there may be to types of people #1 No Hormonal issues and able to handle this horrific food landscape that we find ourselves and #2 Hypothyroid, Leptin and/or Insulin resistance.. If you have any of these three issues your ability to loss weight is EXTREMELY hard to impossible, even for very active people. If you can eat carbs daily and stay sub 15% body fat AWESOME. If you have one of the medical issues above workout and make good choices with food Keto/Low Carb may be your only options. @ 54:01 “if you have insulin resistance maintain good body composition” Bro that war is lost already if your resistant. Keto/Low Carb and IF are your only options to stay in the fight. Any carbs or sugars require an insulin response from your pancreas. PS: Your body has no physiological response to a calorie its a measure of physics and thermodynamics not body chemistry.

  • Sugar is a big deal because it encourages INSULIN release which encourages fat storage, it’s why KETO works so well because of the low insulin environment when sugar is removed from daily use.

  • I replace sugars to homemade brown sugar, it seems a balance of no sugar taste, thank you for this episode, will keep support this channel

  • I only can think tobacco, asbestos, lead lined cans until 1996, plastics, seems a little hard to trust that science is open to saving us. If he cured anyone would he have a business model? They are promoting drugs and exercise for fat loss, great. Running from u both.

  • What if the meaning of the Apple of Adam and Eve was sugar kills:/? Maybe if we don’t use sugar since little probably we will be more healthy and younger

  • Its obviously a lot more nuanced than calories in or calories out. If eat 1x per day vs two vs 5x. Additionally no body builder is supplementing a cookie for their sweet potato during their cutting cycle.

  • Base it on what your body does if you get to gassy while bulking with high carbs try lowering the carbs and a higher fat content. This will allow you to see what your body responds best to.

  • A study of only 23 subjects in a clinical test is hardly a science project. Anyway you’re best to quote directly from John Yudkin or Robert Lustig on all Sugar matters. These 2 giants are the Gold standard in nutrition.

  • Good video! I would also recommend Mike Dolche. He has some great common sense recommendations and a proven track record. Check out his channel. Thanks for the great info!

  • great detailed analysis on a variety of artificial sweeteners, I was surprised by some of the fresh research on what happens to the body when it’s exposed to artificial sweeteners that I haven’t heard before.

  • Most people severely underestimate their activity output levels. Is it possible that Gary and his brother ate the same foods, but Gary’s brother was considerably more active than Gary? (From my observance this scenario is common.) You have to look at actual net calories.

  • This video ignores the change in biology that occurs when people are insulin resistant. Also the hypothesis is not proven that some thin people who ate an extra 10000 just burned 10000 extra calories that day. However high insulin levels does affect what happens to those calories and that condition is caused by consistent high levels of sugar in the blood which only happens from certain food groups. And when you find out what they were eating, as with most overweight people it is processed carbohydrates.

  • Nice video content! Excuse me for the intrusion, I would love your initial thoughts. Have you thought about Miyason Mitochondria Masker (Sure I saw it on Google)? It is a smashing exclusive guide for getting the beach body ladies will love without the hard work. Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my work colleague got astronomical results with it.

  • I don’t eat sugar for years and years now, and guess what… My health can be compared to literal TRASH. I still feel awful, I’m skinny, but I have belly fat. I feel tired Constantly. I have VERY I mean VERY DARK CIRCLES under eyes. And all this comes from a guy who Never in who life smoke, or drink any alcohol. So WHAT IS HEALTH LIFE AT THIS GOD DAM POINT?

  • We should use life long criminals, mass murders and homicidal maniacs as test subjects…make use of them…coz they have no use in society…or we could use them as fuel instead of coal…

  • Between sugar and artificial sweetener, the sugar is worse. As a direct replacement to sugar in reasonable eating, switching has a significant impact. My weight is much more under control than when I had sugar in my life.

  • I’ve read your body still reacts as though sugar has come into the body ie blood glucose levels go up, this is partly why diabetes happens more in people using sweeteners. Plus the cravings it creates and the potential over indulging even more than if you just had sugar (which you at least get energy for.) The cravings lead to over eating & overindulgence, as they can be as much as 200 times more sweet.

  • Everything in moderation apart.from artificial sweetener which tastes mildly sweet, but also shares a lot of tastes with aspirin and has that nasty bitter after taste.

  • who is carrying out these safety studies? Is it the companies who are producing them? Where are the long term safety studies? Are G.D. Searle carrting ou the studies? Causing obesity is a dangerious health issue.

  • I noticed since i took artificial sweetners for 2 years my waist got wider no matter how much weight i lost. And as soon as i stopped, after several months my waist looked smaller, and yet i was the same or 5-10 lbs heavier. I kinda want to keep doing that experiment for myself, but at the same time, i missed my waist to hip ratio. It’s been a year since. Still same weight and bmi of 25.

  • I know this not make much sense but I used to drink a ton of diet pop and never had a problem, but recently ive been buying crystal light with caffeine and I put it in water. Then I ate a bunch of food and went to town on my favorite diet soda and I had a huge stomach ache. I have had 3 bad stomach aches since I switched over to the crystal light. So drinking the carbonated soda mixed with my crystal light gut and it is giving stomach aches. Also I purchased 50 dollars worth of chewing gum to attemp quitting smoking last year, I never swallow the gum but I think that is whats giving me the stomach aches as well. Plus I eat like a pig, love my pizza and stuff. My father drank diet soda his whole life though and he developed diabetes in his 60’s. Looks like I need to make some changes…

  • Studies are flawed Average rats weigh 7 ounces, the average rats eats about 12-15 grams of food, so one ounce is 2.8 grams so a mouce essentially eats almost it’s entire body weight in food some days… People don’t!!!

  • Suggestion: Adopt a mentality of only consume drinks free from added sweetener (table sugar, cane sugar, high fructose corn syrup, stevia, artificial sugar replacement, etc); eat vegetable first before protein and carbs (example: a piece of chicken must be accompanied by a piece of vegetable before they are put in the mouth for eating); and avoid all foods that are meant to be sweet from the outset (sweets, chocolates, cakes, donuts, etc).

    Have personally lost three inches of waistline over a period of a month and three weeks, and continue to lose weight as of Feb 9, 2020.

  • I gained nearly four pounds in 3 days despite cutting salt out. Im anorexic very upset. My bones are fragile and I cannot afford to be overweight but I cannot eat diabetic food as it sickens me. I will have to give it up form today.

  • How can we do that if everything in the grocery store has sugar Literally everything Why does the fda allow all this sugar in our foods if they know very well it kills us.

  • I think artificial sweeteners are not metabolized, they build up and induce biological chemical rebounds. Thereby; chemical dependancy. But it is not absorbed in our G.I. system thereby irritating all other nutritional absorptions and permeability. I used stevia, hated it after about 3 days I got headaches and more symptoms I did not like. The “trade off” was not worth it. I use raw sugar in a controlled amount. Self control is healthier.

  • Something I read in a medical report, once, that it might not be the artificial sweetener used in the drinks that are causing the diabetes, but, the fact that some people, not all, think that because they are consuming diet drinks, that it gives them a go-ahead to consume more treats with sugars in them; donuts, twinkies, cakes, pies, etc. I’m sure someone will correct me on this. And, no, I only consume two, maybe three, packs of pink stuff a day, in coffee or tea, and detest desserts.

  • If only Guyenet could be a LITTLE more charismatic. I know he’s a smart guy, I just ordered his book, just hard to get into what he’s saying. It’s like listening to an accountant.

  • Some people, like myself, are extremely sensitive to artificial sweeteners. I have always been thin, underweight, so was drawn to them only out of curiosity, thinking that theoretically it would be a good alternative to having a sugary drink for the sake of my teeth, if I were out and about and not in a place where I wanted to go brush my teeth. When it was first introduced, I also thought Gatorade (which was artificially sweetened) would be a good electrolyte replacement for when I was exercising and sweating a lot. I bought it a few times, but hated it, and couldn’t really drink it.

    My reaction to drinking 2 oz. of an artificially sweetened diet drink is to get a slight headache (and I am not headache prone at all), constriction in my throat (which goes away after an hour), and a mood change to depressed and feeling of being very unwell which can last hours and into half of the day following. I am not prone to depression and so in the rare instances when I am depressed, it is alarming and unusual.

    The taste of artificial sweeteners rot in my mouth. I think it is possible that is a natural signal my body gives me that it is poison for me. I detect the sweetness fine, but the rest of the taste is rotten, horrible tasting, like how could people drink this stuff? Of course, it doesn’t taste that way to most people, or they’d be like me, unable to use it.

    I realized one day that if I brushed my teeth too much in one day, like four times, I would feel sick, and that it was from the artificial sweetener in the toothpaste, even though I rinse five times. I switched to using just a tiny amount of toothpaste and combining it with baking soda, and I’m okay with that.

    Starting in about 1960, my father was diagnosed with mild Type 2 diabetes, and he controlled it for the rest of his life with diet only, by avoiding sugars including fruit, and staying low in starches. But he struggled for his whole life with depression, and I wonder now if it’s possible it was because of the artificial sweetener he used in his coffee and other foods.

  • I used to be addicted to soda. I started having symptoms of prediabetes. I switched to diet soda and the symptoms went away, though I quit altogether later, the switch to diet soda kept me from being diabetic.

  • For anyone wondering how many sweeteners to consume in a day the average number of artificial sweetener packets a person should have per day is 1-23. I was curious about this and found the answer on http://www.ajc.com. So for drinks if you use 4 packets per drink that’s close to 6 drinks. But also keep in mind that Kool aids or Crystal Light flavored pitcher drinks, diet cola, and bottled drinks are flavored with artificial sweeteners that is probably close to the average amount of 23 packets. For me I think keeping it close to 8 packets a day is a better bet for health. Less is better

  • Diet cola wrecks your brain, It feels like your brain is put on a blender and your trippin on acid, causes anxiety, irritablity, mood swings etc, Dont drink diet soda you will go through withdrawls

  • Great video Jeff,as always.

    I have a question,please anyone answer if you have any insight.

    I’m 19,240lbs or 110kg with a 40″ waist.My muscle mass is higher than average.

    It’s hard to say by how much but I can bench 160 for 5 but I don’t lift weights (use to do calisthenics)

    I can also do a body weight dip for 15 reps.

    Finally my question is:
    Am I obese?

    Scales have told me my body fat is 33% but that doesn’t seem right.

    Clearly I have as belly and also a very fat chest possibility some breast tissue but I don’t “feel” obese.

    If anyone has any insight to this I’d greatly appreciate a reply.

  • 3 Lovely little fact. Crimes were committed to put aspartame on the market, and they were not prosecuted because of statute of limitations. When your body metabolizes it, it splits into its three constituents. A neurotoxin, a carcinogen, and methanol. The body thinks that it is sugar and releases insulin.

    Drink up

  • I feel like food in general is the one thing that most people’s brain got wrong, over all the years of evolution wouldn’t it be more advantages for the healthier foods to taste good rather then the ones that aren’t nutritionally good. That seems like something evolution should have got right lol

  • I used to eat a lot of sugar and carbohydrates in general. 6 months ago I changed my diet, limited to 1500kcal a day and taking care of eating enough vegetables, meat and foods rich in fiber. Now I realize that I’m not a sugar addict anymore. I can walk through the supermarket without wanting to buy sweets or other treats. I can eat a piece of cake at a special event and then really enjoy it instead of eating sugary food various times a day just “because”. Because I was bored, because I was sad, because I had a hard day, because it just was that way…
    And it really feels as if I had gone through rehab and been clean and relaxed for some months. Now my body doesn’t ask for sugar all the time and I feel much less hungry than I used to.

  • So I’ll put this out there… about a year ago I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 26. Shocking right? Turns out my diet was massively to blame, lots of sugary drinks at work (I work in food so they were free) caused a huge issue. Besides that, I had a huge carb intake in my normal diet as well which compounded the issue. I only noticed it when I started losing my vision after taking some steroids to help me get better from a cold that wouldn’t go away. Long story short, I monitored my diet, ate less carbs overall and found a semi balance with the things I eat. It’s still a work in progress, but I’ll note this here, a change in my drinking habits definitely helped along with my diet changes. I almost instantly changed from sugary drinks to artificial sweeteners and while it was a very slow going process, I lost weight and controlled my diabetes because of the lost weight. Currently I’m not on medication and I haven’t had any spike in my blood sugar levels, even when I gorge myself on occasion. You can turn yourself around. Just takes some creativity and knowing what you are eating. Talk to a nutritionist, it can change your life.

  • lol because fat people blame diet soda for diabetes and weight.. its got nothing to do with the rest of your diet and lifestyle. Some scientists are dumb af too.

  • Sooo, I generally avoid sweeteners and try to keep an eye on my sugar intake in all it’s different label forms… is Stevia OK? I’ve used it in both the crytalised processed form and as my own grown form (trying to ignore the slightly bitter after taste of the fresh leaves, and doing my best to about not using too much bc the leaves do pack a very sweet punch!)

  • I’ve tried to stay away from artificial sweeteners since the whole thing with it becoming common knowledge that aspartame is no good for you

    And even steer clear of foods that say diet on them because I don’t want to eat artificial sweeteners most of the foods most likely to have them

  • The conclusion that you should cut back on artificial sweeteners just to be safe isn’t appealing when crave sweets but don’t want to resort to rotting your teeth, becoming obese and possibly diabetic. So far there’s no reason aspartame can directly influence weight gain.

  • Wow! Not much science, more like LACK of SCIshow. Sugar did not “break’ anything. Sugar substitutes do NOT cause confusion, people choose not to stop eating, nothing to do with sweeteners, ugh! Take responsibility for your actions, don’t blame sweeteners and STOP EATING so damn much!

  • This ignores the fact that all artificial sweeteners aren’t the same and that such natural wood alcohol sweeteners like erythritol will cause nausea and gastric problems when consumed in large quantities such as in drinks.

  • 1:31 No artificial sweeteners won’t make you lose weight. But lowering sugar consumption does. Therefore going from a lot of sugars to a lot of sweeteners and little sugar will make you lose a lot of weight.

  • I need help. I have been drinking 2 cans of monster energy DAILY.
    I am not fat; i am skinny. i have been fitnessing for 2-3 years and 2-3 times a week. sometimes i skip a week ( i only do strenght training )
    but i have never eaten very healthy. I tried but never lasted. Now i want to try to quit or atleast lower sugar ; only having sugar from for example fruits / milk.
    What can i expect? will i see change? when?

  • A good question would also be: Are there any artificial sweeteners that DON’T TASTE FREAKING WEIRD? I’d be more willing to try diet stuff occasionally if it didn’t have gross chemical aftertaste. It’s like the uncanny valley of the sense of taste. (Something nice and normal but when you come closer OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT?!) Eww.

  • Ok i have some questions. Did those rats eats a normal diet with occasional sweeteners or just a massive diet of sweeteners? Which isn’t that realistic

    As humans we have more “free will” than rats. We can control our behavior. So if I occasionally drink soda, is it better to drink one with sugar or sweeteners? It’s not like if I crave soda and buy a can of diet soda, but then drink 6 of them because I can’t stop. So if I drink one regular soda i will be satisfied and not drink more? Empirically I don’t behave like that. I don’t drink more soda if it’s diet, I drink the same amount of it were regular. So pound for pound, sweeteners still seem better.

  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/29722834/

    @SciShow
    You might find this really interesting also, even though it doesn’t explain the overall impact of Ace-K on people life.

  • Sugar consumption may have gone down, but I’m kinda interested to see the numbers on artificial sweeteners in that regard. We didn’t have those wildly available 20 years ago and I’d bet their consumption had gone up in a way that would explain why sugar went down while obesity rose. We’d need to see some actual numbers to make that claim, though.

  • geoff parker ceo of australian beverages council obviously promotes the consumption of sweeteners, he is paid to say what he says by beverage producers

  • Ye Paul, the chief scientist is using artificial sweetener to control his weight, well good job. You don’t look overweight at all…

  • If it’s not natural it’s probably bad for you. My general rule. There are better options like beet sugar, agave syrup, and stevia.

  • i would love to see him talk with dr jason fung. i have limited knowledge on this but what he says makes sense to me. I also don’t want to attribute malicious intent to dr stephan personally but I do think there are incentives for people to promote the “calories-in vs calories-out” mantra. and i think the key distinction is not about energy expenditure but more about hormonal response. I’m a vegetarian and I went keto for 6 months, lost a ton of weight but I find it very unsustainable for me. I also think I have a propensity to binge eat so that also plays a role in my failure on keto. I think overall the keto diet is great for weight loss and it might even be the healthier option but I’m having trouble with the sustainability aspect of it. i would like to see doctor vs doctor instead of doctor vs science journalist lol not that he didn’t have valuable contributions but I don’t think it’s the same

  • Long term clinical trails on mice, end result varying cancers and obesity, run from this garbage do not walk, completely disrupts your physiology

  • I’m so glad I found your channel. I’m going through many of your videos and you’re a pleasure to listen to and educational. Regarding artificial sweeteners, I’ve had type 1 Diabetes since 1989 and years ago I would always use Sweet N Low or Equal. Tons of diet Coke and other drinks. For the past 9 years, I’ve completely cut out artificial sweeteners and cola. I only drink water and maybe twice a month I’ll spoil myself with 2 beers. But I have a huge fear of kidney failure. So why would someone like me not take better care of ourselves?!

    Thanks again for your videos. You’re amazing ✔️

  • Stopping my diet soda habit had a huge positive impact on how I feel. That stuff is wreaking havoc on people. I just normally don’t eat or drink anything sweet now except on a special occasion or other rare occurrence where I will have a moderate serving of genuine sugar in some high quality, real food.

  • Artificial sweeteners really cause some problems. One of my neighbour talked about this but never thought that it could cause problem to that extreme.

  • I heard that the molecules of artificial sweeteners are very big for the kidney to excrete out from blood and this ends up damaging the kidney…

  • Let’s get an update to this i believe it would be fun knowing tests have been done from last year to now I would want to know Joe’s take on this topic now

  • thank you for sharing this helpful video! I must admit I’m one of the people who falsely thought that artificial sweeteners are safe and good for us. Boy was I wrong! I wasn’t aware of the harmful side effects you mentioned such as the insulin resistance, ruining the good gut bacteria, changes in the palate/taste, and all the other metabolic problems! I’m going to cut these out immediately. Thanks for this eye-opening video, it was explained very well!

  • Everybody is so afraid of the natural sugars like dextrose, fructose, galactose, etc., but they all seem to be fine with consuming these synthetic sweeteners that are the actual culprits of dietary illness. Thanks for spreading the word!

  • Wow! I never knew that artificial sweeteners are bad for me. I learned a lot from your video. I’m definitely going to cut out artificial sweeteners from my diet and start using the alternatives that you mentioned in your video.

  • Please have on Jason Fung, MD, who can easily logically dismantle all of Stephan’s ignorant pseudoscientific claims. Also, anyone with even a modicum of scientific literacy can read Fung’s books and realize that Stephan is completely ignorant of physiology and endocrinology.

  • Artificial sweeteners have always made my stomach sick. The aspartame in some makes my fiances’ tongue go numb 0_o I’ve never liked them and always thought they were bad for you.

  • Once i stopped eating sugar I very rarely ever had nightmares… and the few i do are because of an event happening the next morning and on the rare occasion ill get a nightmare of me eating sugary foods and drinking sodas.

  • Aspartame is extremely bad. I had consumed few times and I got headaches, vomiting and loose stools. Whole day nausea. Affects sex drive. This is my personal experience. Never ever consume it not even a little bit of it. There may be more but I may not be aware of it.

  • i will definitely follow your suggestions. i wish everyone should go through this video and make use of it. thanks for sharing useful information.

  • Not enough people are talking about this, artificial sweeteners can be very hazardous to your body. If I ever have to use it I always go with Stevia. Thanks for making this video, very important info.