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Sugar is in everything we eat! Why?
I don't know about you but did you ever wonder why so many of us have type 2 diabetes? Hmmm, let's see, our lives are so busy, we try to make time to cook a healthy meal but just too darn tired after a full day of mental and physical stress from the job. So, what do we do, order take out, fast food or go to the market and purchase a prepackaged dinner. The quick fix! Now as you may know the food manufacturer, the fast food chains are in business to make a profit. The aim is to make their food so good, that we'll come back for more. and therefore they'll make more profits.
In a nutshell, using the cheapest ingredients with no flavor and adding sugar to the mix to make it more appetizing, we ingest a tremendous amount of sugar. Sugar makes everything taste good. Our bodies are so use to having sugar as a major craving that when we do have a delicious vegetable or meat or fruit, we need that additional sugar to make it sweeter.
Was this the situation in the 60's? The best that I can remember was one spouse was the bread winner, the economy was stable. Cooking was the old fashion way. There wasn't a need to add sugar because all produce was fresh, all meets were natural, no need to rush and microwave a quick meal.
Today, everything we purchase in the supermarket has lots of sugar in it. Every prepackaged item has the most sugar. So with the politicians showing concern with our health, they show their efforts to control the sugary beverages we love so much and in most instances we are addicted to these sugary drinks. A combination of sugary drinks and fast food, prepackaged foods, its no wonder the rate of diabetes is going through the roof?
What can we do? Take 2 steps back and find time to eat healthy. Do your own research and never rely on the food companies telling you they are thinking about your health.. Add to the mix of inactivity and you have a time bomb ready to explode!
We try diets and for the first few months you see weight loss BUT they neve emphasize to you how to maintain the weight loss. They tell you to buy their meals but how unrealistic is that?
What we need to do is eat 1 protein, 1 vegetable and 1 carbohydrate. Exercise to burn the excess calories. If your life is a relaxed style and you love carbs, you need to do ore exercise to burn the calories off. It's when eating carbs and no exercise will add weight.
Do you ever feel your depriving yourself of all your favorites to eat.? Just evaluate your eating habits and cut back on portions, avoid processed foods and eat fresh as much as possible.
You may say, so what if I have diabetes? One reason to clean up your act. If you have children, do it for them.
You want to see them married don't ya or they want to enjoy your company and do things together.
I'm a diabetic and I want to be there to walk my daughter down the aisle at her wedding.
Aren't they worth living for?
By Chefwoocan at www.chefwoocan.com
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