Just watched this with my wife over the weekend... and its seriously opened my eyes to what I am actually consuming on a daily basis. (a billion times more grams of sugar than I thought I was).
For anyone looking to lose weight, or even maintain their weight... Calorie in Calorie out Diet/Exercise recommendations can be thrown out the window.
essentially, don't eat anything that says "Diet" or "reduced Calorie" or "XX% Fat Free" (Not even 2% milk is safe). Anything that has had natural fats (animal or vegetable) removed to "reduce caloires" have been replaced by sugars (preservative qualities, as well as flavor enhancers).
Also... A calorie is not a calorie. Different nutrients are metabolized and absord with astonishing different pathways/organs and chemical reactions. Natural Sugars (like those bound up in fruits) take more energy to absord as the body must break down the dietary fibers first. Free standing sugars (those used for preservatives and sweeteners in processed foods) instantly go to the liver stimulating fat creation, with the pancrease going into overtime creating insulin to combat the fat flooding the blood stream.
Fructose (65% of High Fructose Corn Syrup) can only be absorbed by the liver, unlike glucose which can deliver energy to almost every cell in the human body (without having to go through the liver) Theres also studies out there linking the uptake of Fructose to the same metabolic mechanisms as ethanol (alcohol). Alarmingly, with the same habitual/addictive qualities as alcoholism/dependency.
the recommended intake of processed sugars is 0-15 grams for someone looking to lose weight and 15-25 for someone looking to maintain weight and live a healthy life without heart disease...
A large bowl of most cereals combined with 2% milk will take up over 50% of that recommended daily consumption (but you won't see a % next to sugar on the nutrition labels...). Add 2 pieces of bread (most breads have 4-10 grams per serving) for a sandwhich in the afternoon, an energy drink (57 grams in a large Monster)... you've already doubled/trippled/quadruppled the recommended consumption rates.
Now I know where those lbs have been sneaking in the past 2-3 years...
Edited by jaross6ft8, 27 April 2015 - 05:08 PM.