This is what happens when you drink 10 cans of Coke every day….

c039ab8a39a2431d5c508e76ef6f5b3eIt think it all started with the attempts by former NYC mayor Bloomberg to restrict the size of sugary drinks sold in the big apple.  Like, many, the idea seemed ridiculous.  I mean, what’s the difference between a large coke and a piece of chocolate cake?  Calories are calories, right?  I was inspired set off on a bit of a research project and came across some interesting literature about the difference between drinking your calories and eating them (you can click here to read more about that).  I also became fascinated about the research on the difference between calories obtained from carbs vs. other nutrition sources.  I can already feel your boredom.  Ugh, there he goes again with all that boring science.  I hear you.   Continue reading

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Sugar Love

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As is my habit, I will often share with you interesting things I read in the realm of weight loss.  Fortunately, my wife shares my interest and passed on a very interesting article from National Geographic on the connection between sugar and weight gain.   Continue reading

Salt, Sugar, and Fat

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I have been reading a great new book recently entitled “Salt, Sugar, Fat: How The Food Giants Hooked Us” by Michael Moss. As you can imagine, this book is right up my alley.  I have learned quite a bit.  Even after all the reading I have done on the topic, I was still blown away by the myriad ways these companies manipulate us to become dependent on their products.  Continue reading

Are You Pouring on the Pounds?

Are You Pouring on the Pounds?

Mayor Michael Bloomberg made headlines recently with a proposal to ban sugar-laden soft drinks larger than 16 oz in the city of New York. There was, of course, the obligatory verbal diarrhea from the 24-hour cable news networks in response but all the chatter seemed to miss the point.  The media kept focusing on the politics of the issue while missing an opportunity to educate their viewership on a very crucial point.  Continue reading

Is Sugar Toxic?

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I’m now 1 week off sweets and there have been some hairy moments.  I did lose a battle with a handful of chocolate chips, but aside from that I’ve been pretty good.  Cutting out sweets is probably one of the most difficult – but also one of the best – ways to cut your calorie counts down.  I thought I would add an interesting video from sixty minutes that adds to prior posts on the addictive nature of sugar. Continue reading