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.
HFCS is not natural
HFCS is natural
Can you say Food Industry Lobby?