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How Sugar Makes Us Fat

Simply put, eating sugar tells the body to store fat. We’ll go into specifics below. But the bottom line: weight gain is not simply about how many calories you eat. It’s about the quality of calories we consume.

Insulin and Storing Fat

Eating sugar triggers the production of insulin.

Insulin signals fat cells to store energy. So, eating foods that increase insulin will signal the body to store fat. And storing too much fat can lead to weight gain and various other health problems.

Key Point

Avoid products with added sugar, which can lead to weight gain.

Leptin and Feeling Full

Leptin signals that we are full. So high leptin causes our appetite to decrease. And low leptin levels signal the brain that we are starving and need energy.

Too much insulin, which tells the brain to store fat, can block leptin, which signals the brain to stop eating. This can potentially lead to storing excessive fat and overeating.

Key Point

Eating too much pure/added sugar can lead to storing too much fat and overeating.

Other Effects of Sugar

Eating too much sugar may eventually cause the body to stop responding to insulin.

If the body stops responding to insulin, this could lead to:

1. Type 2 Diabetes
2. High Blood Sugar Levels
3. High Insulin Levels
4. Insulin production stopping

Key Point

Products with added sugar can lead to many undesirable health consequences.