Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Case Against Sugar (Gary Taubes)


I have had periods of time where I have not eaten sugar and I have felt a significant difference. The trouble I have had is when I try to have a little bit, I can't seem to stop. I'm not good at moderation, I guess. This book really persuades me that it is worth trying to totally quit eating sugar. I've done a lot of reading about the brain and the effects of exercise. It persuaded me to start an exercise streak...which I'm still on (Day 670 today!). I think I need to start a no sugar streak. I've been trying to figure out a good time to start - when it will be easier. I'm not sure there is an easier time. Sugar is so pervasive!!

So.....Day 1 today!

Goodreads says:

From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening expose that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick.

Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.

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