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I just went through about 25 different kinds of bacon at my small grocery store. ONE didn't have "sugar" included.

Dinner: One avocado, half a pound of bacon.

I need to get muffin trays to make these (egg + bacon + whatever).
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The decision that we should consume less fat (which resulted in consuming more sugar to compensate for loss of taste) was based on research that showed that high fat consumption highly correlated to obesity. Fine. But in the same research they said that it also correlated to high sucrose*, but explained that away as being only an artifact of sucrose consumption being highly correlated to fat consumption.

And then our liver converts that sugar to fat in our blood, which is where all the cholesterol and stuff comes from.

Source is the same video as last time.

And I didn't make it clear enough last time that sucrose is table sugar, cane sugar, what is labelled as "sugar", and thought of as "real sugar" - just as bad as High Fructose Corn Syrup. It contains the same molecules, and the difference is a molecular bond that is irrelevant due a digestive enzyme that easily destroys it. So, bad:
  • Fructose: Large quantities naturally in fruit juice (but not bad in the fruit because they come with plenty of fiber).
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup: Obvious, but in everything.
  • Sucrose - table sugar / sugar / real sugar - effectively same as HFCS
* Pretty sure it was sucrose (table sugar, cane sugar), but need to confirm.
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It not only completely fails to trigger your body's awareness that you have eaten enough, but it actively inhibits it, making your brain think you're starving. Which has caused us a lot of problems, because it's in everything.

It's similarly bad in High Fructose Corn Syrup and sucrose (labeled "sugar", cane sugar, "real sugar"), but glucose is fine because the feedback loop works fine. Lactose is fine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM 1.5 hours.
Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology.
Has a great graph showing what happens when, primarily, he gets obese kids to stop drinking anything but water and milk (instead of soda and juice). They stop being obese.

Got the video from a blog on the subject.

I've been consuming lots of HFCS again lately. Tonight my dinner was a whole avocado (man that was decadent), sweet potato (with butter), and chicken breast (with salt). With lots of leftovers for tomorrow.
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I'm still very exited about this, and I think I can keep it up.

I'm currently eating a couple fresh sweet potatoes that I boiled for roughly an hour. Nothing else.

This morning I cooked a pile of chicken by throwing it into a pan, waiting for it to get crispy, flipping it, and waiting for it to get done. I still need to work on the options of adding water and a lid. Only the one ingredient.

A bunch of my meals have been a large can of chicken, drained, with the heads of a thing of fresh broccoli, mixed and microwaved for three minutes, followed by a sliced apple.

I'm sure a couple weeks ago this would have sounded gross to me, and not worth living through. It's nice how quickly taste recovers when you stop eating garbage - this stuff tastes great.
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I have a serious sugar addiction problem. It has concerned [livejournal.com profile] cathijosephine a lot. I don't know how anybody manages to consume it in quantities that aren't unhealthy. I saw something that suggested classifying refined sugars as poisons because they displace foods that contain nutrients in diets.

My current list of evil foods:
  • Refined / added sugars.
  • Refined grains (white flour, white rice).
  • Fruit juice (refined sugar)
  • White potatoes.
"Sugar sweetened beverages" are particularly evil.

Part of this process was google searching for sugar depression.

The paleo diet is neat (just meat, veggies, and fruits), although I'm not sure about its exclusion of whole grains. An inconvenience that occurred to me last night is that I don't think canned fruit is available in plain water. The blood type diets are interesting (different diet for each blood type), although for me it basically just points back to the paleo diet.

The raw meat diet fascinates me, but I don't really want to spend that much money on meat of sufficient quality.

Update: Apparently all rice has a high Glycemic Index, so I'm going to try to stop eating it.

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