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SSS2 Ep 6 - The myth of moderation and that toxic white powder known as sugar.

Coronavirus is on the backburner for the moment, so it's back to nutrition and weight loss. ( Although I will keep updating the covid 19 resource page on this site.)


Have you ever heard the phrase "everything in moderation"?

The food factories love it. But there are some substances that we are just not designed to accept into our bodies. Whether it be arsenic, cocaine or sugar- if it's a toxic substance you are just better off without it entirely.

This episode is about why sugar is toxic, and why it is in most of the edible food like substances produced by factories.

And we look at the difference between hunger and the addictive desire for taste that masquerades as hunger but is actually no different to our desires to spend money or to thump that annoying person at work - desires that we are actually pretty good at managing most of the time.

Here are some references:

"That sugar film" - with Damon Ganeau - the link is to the official "that sugar movement" site where you can pay to rent the movie for a small fee. You may also be able to find it online for free at sites like youtube etc, but then the makers do not get paid for their efforts.

This article explores the relationship between the price of coca cola and the rates of obesity in different countries. It is one of a mountain of articles directly linking consumption of sugar in the form of soft drinks to obesity and diabetes.

"Sugar-sweetened beverage affordability and the prevalence of overweight and obesity in a cross section of countries" Fabrizio Ferretti & Michele Mariani, Globalization and Health volume 15, Article number: 30 (2019)

And here is another - showing that increasing your intake of a sweetened drink by just 1/2 a serve will increase your risk of diabetes by 10%!

"Changes in Consumption of Sugary Beverages and Artificially Sweetened Beverages and Subsequent Risk of Type 2 Diabetes"

Jean-Philippe Drouin-Chartier and colleagues.

Diabetes Care 2019 Sep

And here is a link to Peter Fitzsimmons great book - "The great Aussie Bloke Slim Down". He lost about 40kg, so he walks the walk as well as talking the talk.

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