Reducing the Sugar Only Reduces Weight by a Small AmountPosted on May 11, 2017
Looking for ways to lose weight can be a never-ending battle. According to recent article people who reduce added sugars in their diet loose on average about 1.7 pounds. Researchers say this amount may be small but it is significant. The result was published in the paper online in the British medical Journal that reviewed 71 studies of sugar intake as they relate to wait. The World Health Organization recommended in 2003 that people limit their sugar intake to approximately 10% of calories. The agency commissioned this study to examine if they should update their recommendation. The studies also revealed that increasing consumption of added sugars has resulted in approximately 1 1/2 pounds of weight gain according to the University of Otago and Reddit Institute in New Zealand. Weight gain is only one of the health effects that can be directly associated with sugar however researchers noted that weight gain is only one of the” definitive conclusions” that could be surmised. The utilize terms including” free “sugars which they defined as though sugars that were added to foods by the manufacturer, cook, or consumer, and also included those found in honey, syrups and fruit juices.Walter Willett, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, added in an accompanying editorial that reducing consumption of sugar sweetened drinks is a high priority. This is a stand many health activist and researchers share. He called policies including soda taxes are useful and wrote that medical professionals should lead the way. He added that any particular limit would be somewhat arbitrary. 10% of calories which is 5% less than the average in the United States and the United Kingdom could be seen as a realistic goal. The American Heart Association suggests a 5% limit on calories from sugar in the diet. This is more consistent with a goal for optimal health. As patients struggle with maintaining a realistic and stable weight it is no surprise that patients are also looking for ways to maintain their best contour and shape. Dr. Kim explains to patients that while liposuction will help them to create better and more proportionate body contour, it is not a weight loss procedure. In order to be viable candidate for liposuction patients must be at or near their ideal body weight. Dr. Kim uses his artistic talent and surgical skill to help patients achieve better contour and shape in areas including the abdomen, outer thighs, and upper and lower back. Patients who are considering liposuction are encouraged to contact Dr. Kim’s office and schedule a consultation.