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    I recently almost completely cut sugar, processed foods, etc. out of my diet. I had what could be described as 'withdrawal' symptoms for the first week, but now, four weeks in, I do not have any cravings for sweet treats.

    In terms of exercise I do about 20 mins of fasted cardio every day and then use dumbbell weights, and do press ups, crunches, etc. in the evening. On Wednesdays, I use my school gym to perform bench press, and other exercises such as pull-ups which I cannot do at home.

    I cannot afford a gym membership.

    Any tips would be welcome
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    by sounds of things you need to do more body movement (cardio) like running as oppose to muscle workout. Weightlifting is all good but it does not increase metabolism as much as cardio since the heart and lungs aren't doing much work and weightlifting doesn't produce much sweat. Realistically you should run at least an hour to an hour and a half (mid intensity not jogging). And you should not get rid of sugar completely since the first fuel for metabolism is glucose (and your brain runs on sugar too). Fats and proteins are slow release and therefore will not have energy to break that down.
    Kick start your metabolism with cereal and a little bit of sugar. And you should be fine for intense exercises
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    By sugars I did by no means carbohydrates, I meant refined sugars such as those in sweets, chocolate, and cakes. I eat plenty of carbs and also at least 7 portions of fruit a day. Thanks though for the tips on cardio. I will try and implement it in my routine.
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    ]By sugars I did by no means carbohydrates, I meant refined sugars such as those in sweets, chocolate, and cakes. I eat plenty of carbs and also at least 7 portions of fruit a day. Thanks though for the tips on cardio. I will try and implement it into my routine.
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    ]By sugars I did by no means carbohydrates, I meant refined sugars such as those in sweets, chocolate, and cakes. I eat plenty of carbs and also at least 7 portions of fruit a day. Thanks though for the tips on cardio. I will try and implement it into my routine.
    Oh I see! Getting rid of refined sugars is fine. I thought you meant no sugars at all.
 
 
 
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