I’ve been harping on the US healthcare system lately…mostly because, as a business owner who pays for health insurance for my folks I feel like the system is so unfair and inefficient it grates on me. But that is another issue, one I need to let go. In fact, the problem is not entirely the fault of the system, its the end result of the choices of foods/nutrients that Americans put into their mouths. So, it really is an end user problem – helped greatly by packaged food companies with questionable food labeling practices.
Lately I decided to try something different and eliminated a lot of foods I had been ingesting such as, milk chocolate, red meat, alcohol, caffeine and sugar. The first few weeks were pretty tough, but now I feel great and no-longer have any urge to eat or drink any of these foods. Its been a great experiment (lost 15 pounds without trying) and I hope to continue for at least one year then reevaluate how I feel.
I couple of days ago I came across this video, nothing really new, but wow! I almost had a bowl of Cheerios this morning for breakfast which is rare for me, then I looked at the box and for one serving of Cheerios it contains three grams of Sugar! The box made it look almost healthy – not.