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HFCS is poison

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

I have a lot of trouble staying away from sweets and staying within my calorie limits consistently. It seemed no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't pull it off and stick to it.
Last week while listening to the Derek & Romaine show on OutQ, Derek Hartley made some comments about weight loss that got my attention.
I believe that he's working on getting the body ready for summer like many of us. Derek said that he thinks the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to do three things: 1. No soda pop. 2. Eat all the fruits and vegetables you want. 3. No high fructose corn syrup.

I decided on Sunday that I was going to take one day and not eat anything that contained HFCS (to the best of my knowledge). Within 24 hours my food cravings decreased dramatically. It's been three days and I'm feeling pretty good about this experiment.
I am feeling far less hungry and more satisfied by what I do eat. The first day was hardest becasue I honestly felt like I was withdrawing from something.

Here is a link to an article I found about how and why HFCS has contributed to America's weight gain.

I'm convinced!

HFCS is not natural

HFCS is natural

Can you say Food Industry Lobby?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KEEPITMOVING 4/9/2009 10:24AM

    i look at hfcs as today's toxic waste in food, right up there with saturated to avoid as much as possible. thanks for keeping this info up front, though, because unless you read labels, you never know WHAT you're consuming! hope this finds you well and looking forward to spending some quality time with those you love during this holiday. much appreciated, many tx, nancy
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COLEISMYSOUL 4/8/2009 5:21PM

    Thanks for the info!

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DEBBIEK311 4/8/2009 5:19PM

    Great blog, topic and article.

I have seen this for myself. When I feel better, and when I don't. One day I hope to want to feel better, more than feeling rotten, so that I say away from what this artice implies.

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