On January 1, 2010 I logged into Youtube as I sipped a tall glass of egg nog and saw a video called The Belly Fat Cure under the “recommended for you” heading. “Well Happy New Years to you too Youtube,” I thought semi-bitterly.
But since I had heard of Jorge before (he was single handedly responsible for my consumption of flaxseed oil) I thought I would give it a shot. He started talking about how sugars are hidden in places where you would least expect them like fruit, milk, and yogurt even if those food are thought to be healthy. It just so happens that because they have sugar in them, they add significant belly fat to your body which in turn can cause multiple diseases.
Most people to whom I’ve mentioned this diet adamantly refuse to give up their fruit and milk. They say that they don’t care what some “expert” says and I can practically see a thought bubble with the USDA food pyramid floating out of their heads. But here’s the thing….I lost 20 pounds on this diet! Ten of those pounds were in the first month alone! I didn’t change my exercise routine at all during this time, I just strictly followed the 15 grams of sugar and 120 grams of carbohydrates or less per day.
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