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Avoid these 10 habits to avoid gaining fat

Written by Tim Gojich on 11/01/13. Category: Get Fit Healthy Blog, Health Articles

1. DRINK JUICE

detox-the-key-to-optimal-healthDrinking big glasses of fruit juice and Gatorade with a meal is a really good way of getting fat because of the large amount of fructose (sugar) they contain . Fructose converts to fat very easily because it stores directly in the muscle cells. I have mentioned this to people for years and always have a few people that want to argue that they get a lot of vitamins from drinking fruit juice. LOOK, you can get all of those vitamins from eating the actual fruit with additional benefits such as fiber and phytonutrients, but with a lot less carbs and calories. The exception to this rule is when using juice in a post workout scenario. This is the only time that your body will use the quick acting sugar to deliver the protein. This window after your workout is about 30 minutes. After that, your body will want to store that sugar as fat. So if you crave juice later in the day, choose a vegetable juice.