10 Ways to Lose 5 Pounds by This Weekend
Sure, a months-long healthy diet is the real key to lasting weight loss. But you can lose weight quickly and safely. Here's how
Cutting sugar impacts your metabolism's efficiency, since excess sugar gets stored as fat -- especially around your middle, says Koff. It also affects hormone function and impairs digestion. Though you're saving yourself calories by losing the sweet stuff, Koff says this is more about optimizing metabolic function, since the body will use what it's taking in as energy and not store it as fat. The goal is not to replace your sugars with artificial, non-caloric sweeteners, of course, but if you must add oomph to your morning joe or tea, organic Stevia or Xylitol is fine.
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