The reasons to avoid sugar are endless. Especially if you are looking to be healthy and lean! (Which I assume if you are following my blog, you are interested in at least one of those things!)
“Most fat produced by the body is due to conversion of excess glucose into fatty acid. In this way, the body does turn sugar into fat as part of the metabolic process when excess sugar is present. However, several thresholds much breach before this conversion takes place. Cells must first absorb glucose to capacity for immediate use, then muscles must absorb glycogen to capacity for later use. Only then will the body resort to converting glucose into fatty acid for storage in adipose tissue, if blood glucose levels remain too high.
On the other hand, “sugar” as it relates to sucrose, or table sugar, can initiate this process much more readily. Sucrose and other simple sugars can cause rises in blood glucose levels that require the full gamut of conversions to lower them quickly enough to prevent damage. Inordinately high glucose levels can cause hyperactivity, weight gain, diabetes, brain damage, nerve damage, liver damage and renal damage, among other health complications.”
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/408673-does-sugar-turn-into-fat/#ixzz1hPPtthvB
“Many bodybuilders eat oatmeal for breakfast because of its fiber content and slow carb release. According to the June ’11 Bottom Line Health, steel-cut oats are the best choice. Why? “Steel-cut oats offer an extra benefit over rolled oats (instant, quick and regular) by having a lower glycemic index. So if you’re dieting hard, choose the steel-cut variety for a lower insulin response—and less potential for fat storage.” - Becky Holman