Wednesday, February 9, 2011

This is SOOO Important... 'Sugar- The Bitter Truth'

I've always wondered how all of the extra sugar in ones diet effects the body at a biochemical level. With the way these experts have broken down the metabolic response in the body, I can now see how fructose is really a poison. Anatomy and Physiology classes were some of my favorite classes in college, so it was easy for me to follow along during the biochemical breakdown. Please, if you have 90 minutes to sit down and pay attention to what this doctor has to say, it might help you change your life for the better. In short: Sugar, more specifically Fructose, is a carbohydrate that is unrecognized by the brain and therefore you never receive the "I'm full" signals leading you to eat more and more. Also, is metabolizes like ethanol, and gets converted into fat. It's like consuming alcohol and all of the bad things that alcohol can do to your body, but without the buzz. If I drank, then I'd consider that to be a serious "Buzz Kill". Some people get a 'beer belly', well did you know you can get 'fructose belly'?
I'm feeling very passionate about this and I want to shout from the rooftops "Watch This Video!"

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday's Tips: 14

There are some things that I enjoy eating that I won't give up. I really like Peanut Butter. I don't eat it as much as I used to, but I still enjoy it occasionally. The bummer part is for 2 Tbsp of Peanut Butter you get 190 calories and 145 of those are FAT. :( I love all the flavor but not the calories. Well, the other day I was wandering around the grocery store and I came across an awesome product that I have fallen in love with (figuratively speaking of course *shifting eyes back and forth*)
Anyway, it's called PB2, it's a powdered peanut butter. I know it sounds a little weird, but basically it's just roasted peanuts that were pressed so most of the oil is removed. Anyway, the only ingredients in it are roasted peanuts, sugar and salt. The best part is 2 Tbsp of PB2 is 45 calories, and 13 of those are fat. (There's also 5 g protein per serving!) You can mix it with whatever liquid you like, or just add the powder to stuff like Thai dishes. The flavor is amazing and I don't feel guilty for eating it. Click HERE to see more information about it. They also have CHOCOLATE PB2... I'm going to order some of that and I'll let you know what I think. :)

Tip: Find healthier alternatives to some of your favorite naughty foods. :)