A Spoonful of Sugar
About 3 months ago, I realized that my diet had drifted into dangerous areas. I started juicing again, but I also decided to lower and try to eliminate my sugar intake. That, I found, is much easier said than done. I started watching documentaries on the obesity problem in America, and found out that , in order to reduce fat in everything, sugar ( or forms of sugar, including high fructose corn syrup and concentrates, and others too numerous to mention) had been added to almost EVERYTHING to improve the flavor. Turns out sugar, and not fats, and not lack of exercise, is causing the obesity and diabetic epidemic in America. More research found a seriously flawed food system that pays no regard for the health of consumers, in all areas of consumption. The hardest hit are out children. In fact, this new generation is the first generation that are not statistically slated to live longer than their parents. This is due to the quality of food, or food like substances that they all eat.
My quest had been to improve my diet, but since my running and exercise regimen had been reduced due to taking care of my son, I didn’t expect to lose much weight. But so far I’ve had almost 20 pounds come off. That’s not starving myself, thats just cutting down on sugars, processed foods and white flour. That supports the notion that the Michelle Obama campaign to “get active” in response to the juvenile obesity problem is almost as ridiculous as Nancy Reagan’s “Just say No” campaign against drugs. In fact, it takes 3 hours of strenuous exercise to work off the calories of one can of regular coke. And that’s not a big gulp.
So, hmmm,,, I’m on a soap box again. More on this as it develops.