Norm Smith Medallist
- Apr 1, 2010
- AFL Club
- West Coast
- Other Teams
- AC Milan, Chelsea
This is false. The role of insulin in fat storage, hunger hormone regulation and blood sugar crashes (making you feel hungry even if you aren't) are well documented now. 2000 calories is 2000 calories but how your body regulates and burns these calories will vary if you are having insulin yo-yos. Also limiting yourself and not feeling like sh*t and hungry is also an issue when insulin is on a rollercoaster ride.Whilst i am not advocating soft drinks as healthy, if you still control your overall calorie intake you will still lose weight even whilst consuming sugary drinks. But if you are on 2000 calories a day wasting 300 calories on a soft drink isn't worth it.
Is this as good as drinking water instead. NO. Is sugar/sweetners some kind of magic where it binds calories so you can't lose weight whilst in a deficit. NO. If you aren't losing weight and drinking soft drinks, then you aren't in a calorie deficit.
Anecdotally, I packed on the kgs eating sugar and processed carbs and got to 95kg by the time I was 25. I INCREASED the number of calories I ate on keto to between 2500-3000 calories and managed to lose weight and recomp to 75kg in under a year. I have stayed for at that weight for 6 years and increased to 80kg (muscle) since. The only difference apart from diet has been 3-4 half hour weight sessions per week (initially stronglifts now GZCLP).
Key outcome is lift weights, that will speed up your metabolism and don't give your body a reason to store fat (insulin spikes).