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CoolSculpting in San Jose: 3 Ways Added Sugar Can Lead to Weight Gain


Posted by August 28th, 2021 in Body

CoolSculpting in San Jose is a revolutionary, FDA- approved procedure that cools and permanently eliminates fat cells to give you the slimmer, sexier figure many desire.

However, it’s important to understand that CoolSculpting in San Jose and elsewhere isn’t the magical solution to weight gain. The procedure doesn’t destroy every fat cell in the target area, and surviving fat cells can still grow if you insist on eating unhealthy foods. The regular consumption of foods high in added sugars, for example, can ruin the results of your CoolSculpting in San Jose.

Added sugars are often found in sugary cereals, candy, sweetened beverages, cookies, ice cream, and baked goods. Below, we list the reasons why these sugars can lead to weight gain.

1. Increased appetite

Because foods high in added sugars are often devoid of protein, they tend to be less filling. Eating such foods will therefore make you want to eat more often.

Additionally, added sugars considerably increases the levels of ghrelin, a hormone that promotes hunger, while decreasing the levels of peptide YY, a hormone that suppresses the appetite. A type of sugar known as fructose also increases your appetite by affecting the hypothalamus—the part of the brain that regulates appetite. For these reasons, added sugars can encourage overeating but there are artificial sugars like sucralose and saccharin that will increase your appetite even more.

2. High calorie content

Added sugars are also called “empty calories” due to being high in calories yet devoid of the nutrients necessary to make your body function properly. Consuming foods containing a surplus of added sugars is therefore conducive to weight gain and obesity. Avoiding such foods will help maintain the results of your CoolSculpting in San Jose.

3. Effect on blood sugar levels and insulin response

Regularly ingesting added sugars can cause hyperglycemia, which is prolonged blood sugar level elevation. This in turn can lead to weight gain and several serious issues.

Hyperglycemia promotes weight gain by impeding your cells’ response to the hormone insulin in a process known as insulin resistance. Insulin allows your cells to use sugar for energy production and storage. Insulin resistance instead encourages the storage of fat, which increases fat specifically in the stomach area and insulin resistance causes more inflammation in the body which is the precursor to diabetes and heart disease.

Eating right and CoolSculpting in San Jose

Foods high in added sugars is linked to weight gain, obesity, and dangerous conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Eating right will therefore not only ensure your CoolSculpting in San Jose will have lasting results, but also allow you to live a healthier, happier life.

If you’re considering undergoing CoolScupting in San Jose, kindly call our Rejuvé clinic at (408) 740-5320. Dr. Tang would be happy to help you attain that figure you’ve always wanted.

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