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The Many Names of Sugar

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When following a low carbohydrate diet, you need to read the nutrition label. There you'll find the amount of carbohydrate measured in grams, it will be broken down further; the grams of fiber and sugars, what ever is left over will be the amount of starch. Vegetables and fruit both contain natural sugars, what you are seeking to avoid is added sugar. 

Sugar has many names, but when your body metabolizes it it only sees it as sugar. Here are ingredients that you want to avoid while trying to lose weight:

Added sugar can be poison to a low-carb lifestyle

Added sugar can be poison to a low-carb lifestyle

  • Agave nectar
  • Barley Malt Syrup
  • Corn sweetener
  • Corn syrup, or corn syrup solids
  • Dehydrated Cane Juice
  • Dextrin
  • Dextrose
  • Fructose
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • Glucose
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Honey
  • Invert sugar
  • Lactose
  • Maltodextrin
  • Malt syrup
  • Maltose
  • Maple syrup
  • Molasses
  • Raw sugar
  • Rice Syrup
  • Saccharose
  • Sorghum or sorghum syrup
  • Sucrose
  • Syrup
  • Treacle
  • Turbinado Sugar
  • Xylose

These will all add unnecessary carbohydrates to your diet which in turn can slow down or stop your weight loss.

List source: About.com

 

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