You work out hard 3, 4 or even more times per week. Why have you hit that imaginary wall? The results seem to be stagnant. I can give you my personal take…SODA and HFCS(High Fructose Corn Syrup)! I cut this “junk” out of my diet and BOOM! A more lean body, more energy and just felt better overall.

What does soda (or “pop” as it is called in the Midwest) offer?

1. Empty calories

2. Aspartame

3. Sugar

4. Phosphoric Acid

More in detail:

“Non-diet sodas contain sugar, derived either from corn or from beets or sugarcane. Refined sugar spikes blood sugar levels for a short time, increasing energy, followed by a sugar “hangover” which can sap energy. Refined sugar  spikes insulin levels in the body which have been connected to heart disease and high blood pressure. Insulin levels also affect how the body processes carbohydrates and determine whether food energy is burned or stored.

Diet sodas contain aspartame rather than sugar. Studies continue to discover new health issues related to aspartame intake and it should be avoided in an emergency situation.The phosphoric acid content in most sodas can prevent the body from storing calcium and cause osteoporosis over long periods of time. It also changes the acid composition of the stomach which can lead to digestive difficulties.”

More:

Prevent Disease, The Real Dangers of Soda to you and Your Children

HFCS - YUk!

HFCS - YUk!

What does High Fructose Corn Syrup offer? Some links to answer the question:

Fructose: Sweet, But Dangerous

What are the Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup?

Avoid HFCS

Personally…eliminating both diet and regular soda along with HFCS(High Fructose Corn Syrup) from my diet has made a HUGE impact, positively in my mental, emotional and physical well being.

What do you think?

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”
- La Rochefoucauld