Over the course of the last year, I have made a complete lifestyle change when it comes to food.  One of the big differences is the significant reduction in sugar in my diet.  Here are two videos that present a starling look at sugar, and the effects that it has on our bodies when consumed the way it usually is in the diets of Americans today.

The information in these videos supports other things that I have read recently, most notably in the book “Why we get fat and what to do about it”.  This book was instrumental in my re-learning much of what I thought I knew about nutrition.

Many people today could be much healthier if they stopped believing in the conventional wisdom of today, and instead focused on the facts when it comes to their diets.

The first was aired on CBS News recently.  The second, is referenced in the CBS News video.




New Years 2011 found me at my heaviest point ever.  I was 230 pounds.  I didn’t feel good, I had no energy, and it was time for some changes.  I started trying to eat healthier in January, but, having been overweight for much of my life, I had tried that many times in the past without success

In the past, I had always wanted to lose weight, but I don’t think I ever really WANTED it.  It was something that I wished I could do, but never could really commit to.  It was never important enough to force me to muster the will power to make permanent lasting changes to my diet. Click to read more …