What Is a No-Sugar Diet? A Nutritionist Explains the Trend’s Benefits

Following a no-sugar diet is a trending topic in the nutrition and weight loss space right now, but the concept itself isn’t so new. Although there is no formal diet plan or definition to follow, it typically involves avoiding added sugar while still allowing some natural sugar in your diet. Instead of counting calories, proponents of a no-sugar diet suggest you’ll lose weight by getting rid of added sugar once and for all.

First of all, you need to know what sugar is and why it could potentially be harmful.

Sugar itself does not fulfill any nutritional need and has virtually no nutritional value, which is why sugar is often referred to as empty calories. Although sugar enhances flavor, it can become quite addictive. Sugars include types of carbohydrates that can naturally occur in some foods, but are also an additive in certain foods and drinks. Consuming too much sugar can lead to several health problems and increase your risk for weight gain and diabetes. But that being said, not all sugars are created equal.

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