An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance
I can make myself get up t0 go to work.
I brush my teeth daily (so I don’t get cavities or a jacked up grill) and wash my face twice a day (so I don’t get acne)
I can make myself exercise, even when I don’t want to.
So why is it so hard to NOT eat something that’s bad for me?
I overheard a nurse at work say “I just don’t have that kind of will power”
I have felt the exact same way when it comes to food. But now that I know WHY I can’t stop eating, I feel a little more in control.
If you’re like me, the more sugar I eat, the more I want. But if you eat things sweetened with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) or Aspartame, you are likely to eat WAY more of it than you should. Both aspartame (think Diet Coke) and HFCS have actually been linked to causing obesity and decreasing your body’s own appetite suppression (You know that signal that says “stop! you’re full”) And they are in EVERYTHING! (yogurt, bread, flavored coffee, everything!)
It’s hard to find foods on the grocery store shelves that don’t have some kind of sugar, corn syrup, sucrose, dextrose, cane syrup, rice syrup, etc in them. We are a sugar and salt addicted society. It’s not your Will Power that’s to blame. It’s the addictive nature of the foods around us. So BREAK THE HABIT! Allow yourself to enjoy filling flavorful foods, but avoid foods with these addictive gut busting ingredients! You’ll feel more empowered!
[photo from stack.com]