Pull Your Sweet Tooth Out Now Before It Kills You!!!
Can’t stop your excessive craving for sugar? Teach yourself how to fight that overwhelming sugar cravings and reap the sweetest rewards. Ever notice how most people who do not crave sweets, rarely have a weight problem?
Are you high on crack? Yes that is the comparison I am making. Today’s marketing is geared solidly on our over addiction to sweets. Before you say no, think about what you have most recently eaten. If it includes anything from white sugar coated or color filled cereal and the super Grande Frappuccino to cold cuts and ketchup, there’s a great chance you’re high with a sugar rush right now. You do not have to feel guilty a mass majority of the industrial world population currently suffers from market induced sugar addiction. Most recent research demonstrates that nearly a quarter of our daily caloric intake about 325 calories on average are derived from sweets like baked goods, desserts, soda, and sugar fortified fruit juices. In other words, from foods loaded with processed sugars.
Can you feel the rush?
Too many sweet treats are bad for us because they typically deliver an extreme amount of calories with little or no nutrition what so ever. A more troubling fact is that our consumption of the white sugar crack, so do the inches on our hips. A study published in the Annual Review of Nutrition analyzed diets in the United States and discovered that from 1970 through 2000, daily caloric intake amongst females around the ages of 20 to 39 escalated from 1,652 to 2,028. And Over the same time period, the percentage of calories that they were getting from fats and protein declined. Not surprisingly the amount of carbs particularly processed sugar skyrocketed up. On average, each of us scarfs 25 pounds more sugar annually than people did back when television started showing in color. There’s no getting away from the fact the over use and marketing of product using high amounts of Sugar is an extreme part of what’s making us gain excessive weight today.
Now get ready for some more bad news. First off eating too much processed food with sugar can excite your appetite rather than satisfy it, and second it can even become extremely addictive. Now you see why I compare it to crack cocaine? This no surprise to those of us who have a daily afternoon chocolate candy bar crave and will darn near put a whole in the vending machine when it won’t let us have it.
Alas don’t despair, you sugary coated snack lovers, there’s hope for you sugary snack loving addicts yet. With a little determination, and the development of that God given thing we call will power you can train yourself to overcome that oh so overwhelming craving for that sweet crack known as sugar. And when you do, you’ll experience something truly sweet tasting like weight-loss success.
Oh So Viciously Sweet!
The latest threat to our battle of the bulge actually started over forty five years ago. Around 1967 is the year when high-fructose corn syrup, which is scientifically engineered sugar, was first introduced. high-fructose corn syrup is a combination of fructose and glucose, we will shorten it to HFCS. This is a clear, sticky liquid with the consistency of maple syrup that can be cheaper to manufacture and tastes sweeter than naturally, cane-derived sugar (1.16 times sweeter, to be exact). That means food companies can use less to achieve the same taste of sweetness their victims are accustomed to, which translates to bigger profit margins. Most Beverage producers specifically started buying the HFCS in extremely large quantities. In the coming years HFCS also started replacing the natural cane derived sugar in cereals, granola bars, and even flavored yogurt. In seventies HFCS accounted for less than 1 percent of all sweeteners consumed in America. By 2000, after numerous fat-free products were excessively augmented with sugar to improve their taste, that amount has gone up to as much as 42 percent. Currently, HFCS accounts for just about half of all sweeteners, and United States is currently known as the largest producer and consumer of HFCS in the world.
Manufacturers currently use the taste-bud-pleasing stuff to flavor a huge variety of products, including foods that would not normally contain sugar and that you probably would not describe as sweet, like the sesame seed bun on a hamburger, or the Saltine crackers you crumble into soup or chili. Even if you vigilantly avoid sugar and never let a piece of candy enter your mouth, you could still be consuming a diet loaded with sugar from hidden sources. According to a 2008 USDA report, more than 57 percent of all the sugar on the market is purchased by the food and beverage industry to flavor consumer products, and sweeteners such as fructose, sucrose, glucose, and HFCS are the number one food additive. Eating without carefully checking food labels and restaurant websites for nutritional information, you may unknowingly allowing sugar into your body. And guess where it heads for first? Right to that abdomen bulge you used to call your waist.