When telling others about the dangers of added sugar, they often do not understand just how much it wreaks havoc on your health and your weight. Those that quit added sugar are amazed at how quickly they lose weight, and begin to craving healthy food, again.
The news that Adele has lost 50 pounds is one of these situations.
The Daily Express reports that a substantial lifestyle change is behind Adele’s impressive weight loss. So what was the amazing change that allowed the English pop star to shed so much weight? The answer is surprisingly simple. Adele no longer adds sugar to her tea.
Until recently, Adele engaged in the ill-advised practice of adding 2 packs of sugar to her tea and drinking this sweetened beverage in excess of 10 times daily. Adele is well known for her body-positive mindset, and if she were to fully embrace a more transformative approach to health, her successes could potentially motivate countless others to adopt nutritious eating habits.
Provided that you do not add sugar or other unhealthy adulterants, long-term tea consumption can help promote weight loss. Green tea has also been shown to improve heart, bone and vision health, and may protect against type 2 diabetes and cancer. Long-term consumption may also promote weight loss. Tea contains a number of health promoting ingredients but there are legitimate health concerns associated with caffeine consumption. The good news is that there are a number of tea varieties that are caffeine-free.
There is no doubt that something needs to be done about the obesity epidemic. It’s easy to think of obesity as a problem affecting only the wealthiest of nations, but even developing countries are increasingly plagued by expanding waistlines. One analysis discovered that more than half of the world’s obese people congregate in 10 countries: the United States, China, India, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, Germany, Pakistan and Indonesia.
The good news is that there are simple and actionable steps that can help you take control of your health. The first step is to severely restrict your net carbohydrate intake. The easiest way to accomplish this goal is ditching all processed foods. You should eat only nourishing whole foods that are sustainably sourced. Increasing your healthy fat consumption will greatly benefit your health. I recommend reading my nutrition plan for additional cutting-edge dietary information.
It is not surprising that Adele has spoken at length about body image and insecurities. Emotions are known to play a key role in unhealthy eating patterns and for this reason, I strongly recommend the empowering practices of the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). When trying to achieve your optimal weight, the EFT can be used in two ways. The first is as a means of managing food cravings when they arise. The second is to get at deeper emotional issues that are actually driving your undesirable eating behaviors.