November 7, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014


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.

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2 Responses to November 7, 2014

  1. Wanimator says:

    Good point.

  2. Shana Schottenstein says:

    I’ve been so busy working on my projects I have fallen a bit out of date with your blogs. I TOTALLY agree with this! My boyfriend and I cut out soda out of our diets year ago, but there is sugar in just about everything, and not just that but the “sugar free” or “fat free” foods are worse for you and cause people to gain weight because of all the chemicals. Aspartame is banned in some countries yet it is in so many foods here. Also drinking from aluminum cans can cause alzheimers and other diseases. Everything is also covered in plastics and other toxic things to make the shelf life longer.

    My best friend worked at earth fair so has been helping us get healthier and learn a lot about natural foods and remedies. Not only does refined sugar cause health problems, but I have been trying to limit it for my boyfriend because I figured out that was what was causing his awful mood swings, and keeping him from sleeping!

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