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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:42 am 
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I LOVE eating honey. I crave it so much.
I have started my diet 3 days ago. And I want to cut all forms of sugar, chocolates, sweetners ( natural or artificial ) etc.

But I heard that honey is somehow different than regular sugar. So can I eat it on a daily basis ?

Also, what about dark chocolate ( with no sugars ) are they a good choice ? Or should be avoided at all ?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:36 am 
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richvana wrote:
I LOVE eating honey. I crave it so much.
I have started my diet 3 days ago. And I want to cut all forms of sugar, chocolates, sweetners ( natural or artificial ) etc.

But I heard that honey is somehow different than regular sugar. So can I eat it on a daily basis ?


Honey

Honey contains sugar.

As per...

Wikpiedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey

A mixture of sugars and other carbohydrates, honey is mainly fructose (about 38%) and glucose (about 32%), with remaining sugars including maltose, sucrose, and other complex carbohydrates. Its glycemic index ranges from 31 to 78, depending on the variety.

The Glycemic Index

Carbohydrates are given a Glycemic Index Mumber. Essentially, the higher the Glycemic Index Number, the greater it triggers Insulin Production.

"Insulin is a Fat Maker..."

As Jay Robb/Nutritionist put it.

Insulin produces a "Global Anabolic Effect". That meaning it increases muscle mass and fat mass at the same time.

Also, elevated Insulin Levels shut down the fat burning process. Thus, high Glycemic Index Food and high Carbohydrates diets can increase body fat while decreasing the fat burning process.

Fructose

It is processed differently than glucose. A diet high in Fructose will increase body fat.

High fructose is usually ingested by individual who consume soft drinks composed of high corn syrup.

High fructose is also consumed by individual who drink a lot of fruit juice; which is unhealthy.

It hard to over consume fructose when consuming apples, pears, or other high fiber fruit.

Banana's have a high Glycemic Index. Consuming too many in a day, isn't good.

Dan Duchane

Duchane was a Bodybuilding and Diet Coach. One of the thing he noted, was small amount of a high Glycemic Index Food aren't a problem. The issue is the amount of carbohydrates consumed during day.

With that said, have some honey isn't a problem as long as you don't have a lot (whatever a lot means). The same is true with other high Glycemic Index Foods.

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Also, what about dark chocolate ( with no sugars ) are they a good choice ? Or should be avoided at all ?
Thanks in advance
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Dark Chocolate

It has some health benefits.

It is fairly low in sugar. However, it still has sugar.

The amount of Dark Chocolate you eat determine how much sugar you are getting.

Read The Labels

Many food contain sugar, especially canned vegetables.

So, read the labels.

Kenny Croxdale

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:09 am 
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The benefits of honey mostly apply to the weight loss programs. If you are trying to lose weight.
Honey has also been shown to positively increase the levels of “good” cholesterol in the body and also reduces cardiovascular strain, which means you can lead a more active, healthy life.
Hibernation diet to lose weight is to consume a spoonful of honey before going to bed. As you sleep, honey will continue stimulating the liver function, keep your metabolism burning fat, and ease a number of stress hormones which are in your system.
Honey is a good substitute for sugar. It can be used in different beverages such as tea and lime juice. Among other food items, it can be used in desserts and pancakes instead of sugar.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:00 am 
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ingridcarley wrote:
The benefits of honey mostly apply to the weight loss programs. If you are trying to lose weight.


Honey is NOT A Weight Loss Food

It contain SUGAR! Sugar is composed of Fructose and Glucose.

"...monosaccharides fructose (38.2%) and glucose (31%); and disaccharides (~9%) sucrose, maltose, isomaltose, maltulose, turanose and kojibiose." Source: http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/webprojects20 ... page3.html

Sugar Elevates Insulin

As Jay Robb (Nutritionist) stated, "Insulin is a fat maker..."

1) Insulin is a storage hormone. An elevation in Insulin mean calories are being stored as body fat.l

2) Elevations in Insulin block body fat from being burned.

"The poison is in the dose."

Honey and other carbohydrates are not an issue, providing you are not consuming them in high volume.

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Hibernation diet to lose weight is to consume a spoonful of honey before going to bed. As you sleep, honey will continue stimulating the liver function, keep your metabolism burning fat, ...


Misinformation

1) Consuming honey before bed does NOT increase fat burning.

2) Consuming a small meal or snack does NOT increase your metabolism. Carbohydrates and proteins to some extent increase Insulin production, which shuts down the fat burning process.

Research from the International Society of Sports Nutrition have demonstrated that consuming small meals throughout the day doesn't increase your metabolism.

Low Insulin levels promoted fat burning. Insulin levels are low during fasting period (not eating) between meals.

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Honey is a good substitute for sugar. It can be used in different beverages such as tea and lime juice. Among other food items, it can be used in desserts and pancakes instead of sugar.


Honey IS Sugar

Honey is composed of Sugar; the combination of Fructose and Glucose.

Thus, substituting Honey for Sugar mean you are substituting Sugar for Sugar. The difference is minimal.

Fructose Consumption

High Fructose consumption lead to "Non-Alcoholic Liver".

Fatty Liver traditional is associated with Alcoholics. However, individual who consume a large amount of sugars end of up Fatty Liver.

That takes us back a little is okay but a lot is not.

Adding Honey To Desserts, Pancakes, ...

Replace Sugar with Honey and the result are essentially the same.

Take Home Message

1)Honey is composed of Sugar.

2) Ingesting a tablespoon of Honey or a tablespoon of Sugar is essentially the same.

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