Beating Your Sweet Tooth - The Lion Diet
Otters need to eliminate sweets from their diet because as an Otter you are not able to metabolize carbs properly and eating them will make you feel terrible.
Why Not Sugar Free Snacks?
One particular "Sugar Free" chocolate that we found has a printed warning right on the bag reading "Excess consumption may have a laxative effect." In other words, Your body may see this food as a toxin and need to get rid of it fast.
Common complaints people have with artificial sweeteners include GI upset, rapid heart beat, fatigue, or brain fog, to name a few.
Again, your health will benefit greatly by eliminating processed foods that are full of food chemicals and things that are toxic to the body.
How About Sugar Alcohols?
Typically Otters go for the Lo Carb Protein Bars because many list 0 sugars - carbohydrates! But guess what, they have sugar alcohols added to them to make them sweet. Technically, sugar alcohols are not sugar, but their molecular structure is almost identical. Sugar alcohols do the same thing as regular sugar-they increase your glucose levels, can cause heart disease, and turn into FAT once digested by your body.
People who need to watch their carbohydrates, lose weight, diabetics, people who have high cholesterol, and high insulin and blood sugar levels should not have sugar alcohols (mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol, lactitol, isomalt, and hydrogenated starch hydrolysates) because they still increase your blood sugar and insulin levels.
Eliminate them from your diet completely!
No Fruit At All?
We find that most Lions tend to have a sweet tooth so they crave fruit. The goal of the Hauser Diet is not to satisfy cravings but to help you chose foods that will eliminate them. So while we do not recommend fruit for the Lions we do recommend vegetables:
We recommend: green leafy, deep colored, and especially cruciferous fresh vegetables - not canned, not cooked to death, not fried, but fresh produce, lightly cooked or raw.
These vegetables include, but are not limited to: spinach, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, eggplant, and yams. They will provide you with good sources of fiber, phytochemicals, and vitamins, those things noted for their anti-cancer properties.
How many vegetables should you be eating? On the lion diet, the majority of your food needs to be in the form of protein and fat, vegetables are a side dish in serving portions.