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diamondgeog 04-11-2014 02:18 PM

A year of going sugar free: article

Pretty interesting. I think it points to the fact that 95% of the stuff in the supermarket we should not be eating. Our bodies are just designed to process the sugar, and especially GMO stuff like HFCS. And if you look at packages I will flat out state that in processed food no one knows what all the additives and chemicals are. Even simple things have like 30 ingredients.

The attitude there are no bad foods will kill you. Sooner or later. And probably make your life along the way of a lot lesser quality. We have access to unlimited cheap deadly stuff now.

If you don't put limits on what you will and will not eat, my belief is you are in for a lot of health problems and often weight problems as well. Health problems even if you are at a healthy weight. You can be weight wise healthy and at the same time be very unhealthy.

Desiderata 04-11-2014 10:07 PM

That was interesting - thanks.

My husband grew up on a diet largely like the one described, except maple syrup and honey were used here and there in home-made treats. Otherwise, absolutely no sugar, no processed foods. And the whole family is remarkably healthy, years later. But what's really striking is how bizarre and unusual the situation usually seems to other people. They're dumbstruck. "What do you mean, you don't eat sugar? Never?" It often makes others really uncomfortable, and he doesn't bring it up unless really questioned. I'm a convert now, but I thought he was a weirdo too, when we first met. :) I never ate HFCS-laden processed crap to begin with, which surely helped, but my diet's a whole lot cleaner now, too.

diamondgeog 04-12-2014 09:43 AM

I had a similar experience to what she describes. Went to a high quality restaurant I use to go to. Tried to order clean but they must have had a lot of sugar somewhere. Was dizzy and ill feeling for hours.

Just came across this video, fascinating. It is why we overeat. Did you know in 1820 average American consumed sugar in 1 12 ounce cook every 5 days? Now it is every 7 hours. One caveat when watching, the bad fats are vegetable oils. Those have skyrocketed. Animal fats which protect us have gone down.
The takeaway lesson is we stand little chance against modern high sugar HFCS high vegetable oil foods. Many of us will succumb based on human biology. But I succeeded by embracing good fats¦ grass fed butter, tallow, coconut oil,nuts, avacado. They fill you up, you start getting fat adapted, get insulin and leptin under control and many succeed. But you have to transition away. Many just cant do these foods in moderation, evidence is all around.

Awesome if you can but for many just too hard fighting their biology.


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