2/27/14 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Saturday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 27. February 2013 22:11

Some people are fearful of eating fruit because it is high in sugar.  A lot of yo-yo diets will advise you to do away with fruit if you're trying to lose weight to get rid of the sugar. In fact, I think this methodology most closely applies to a low-carb diet.  When I first started Jenny Craig they had to revamp my entire mind set.  First of all, fruit gives your body energy.  The difference between sugar in fruit and sugar you buy in a bag at the store or that's implemented into almost virtually all our food is: it's processed sugar.  Natural sugar from fruit is able to be digested in only 30 mins (The Fruit Pages).  Unlike processed sugar, natural sugar is able to be digested and instead of leaving toxins in the body it actually can help get rid of some of them.  Processed sugar is sent to the pancreas to push it out, if the pancreas is too full it turns into glucose into our blood stream.  However, if there's too much glucose it will be turned into glycogen which can be used as a temporary storage for energy.  Unfortunately, if there's too much glycogen then our body stores this processed sugar as fat (waltonfeed.com).  This sugar spikes our blood levels which causes our bodies to try and digest it too quickly which is why it usually turns into fat.  On the other hand, the sugar in fruit is broken down at a pace the body can handle which in turn is used as energy instead of fat 


Breakfast - 

1 Fiber One Apple Cinnamon Muffin


1 cup fat-free organic milk

Lunch - 

2 oz. tofu with 2 oz. couscous, broccoli, spray butter, and parmesan cheese

fat-free yogurt

Snack - 


Dinner - 

Asparagus with 2 oz. margarine

Small baked potato

2 oz. grilled chicken

Snack - 

Serving size of pretzel's 

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