Our expert says:
I would actually say that "FAT" is a dieter's worst nightmare because fat provides you with 37 kJ per gram, while sugar, which is a carbohydrate provides you will only 16 kJ per gram - quite a difference. If you look at the list of foods and drinks you are going to cut out, quite a few of them are also high in fat content (i.e. the cakes, biscuits, chocolate). Liquids that contain sugars (e.g. sweetened cold drinks and fruit juice) tend to promote weight gain more actively than solid sugar (having a teaspoon on your breakfast cereal for example or eating a bit of jam on your bread). I don't think that having those 2 level teaspoons of sugar in your cup of coffee once a day will hamper your weightloss or make you fat. After all, 2 t of sugar provide 162 kJ which represents 2,6% of your energy requirements when you are trying to lose weight (for women) or 1,9% (for men).
The important things are to reduce your energy intake and increase your energy output, then you will lose weight.
Good luck with your diet and do add some exercise to your regimen.
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