This is my responses to questions that I am often asked. They are listed in no particular order. I hope you find them enlightening and helpful.
Q. Surely the threat of sugar addiction, is nothing like the threats presented by drugs, tobacco or alcohol. It is not even a ‘real’ addiction – is it?
A. In fact, carbohydrate addiction is a greater threat than any of the others. Around 60% of the population is already affected. Statistics suggest it will reach 86% by 2030. Carbohydrate addiction is more common than all the others combined and what’s worse? – It’s perfectly legal. We are encouraged, even expected, to pass it on to our own children.
Q. What symptoms can you expect as a sugar addict?
A. Symptoms are very similar for all addictions. They are known to include cravings, binges, hunger pains, withdrawals, fatigue, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, headaches and other pains. These symptoms lead to life threatening diseases like; morbid obesity, type2 diabetes, heart disease, strokes, colon and bowel cancer. In addition, you become susceptible to other less deadly diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease and Premature Aging. They won’t kill you, but you might wish they had.
Q. If it’s so bad, why doesn’t the government just put a stop to it?
A. All governments are under pressure from the giant cereal and snack food manufacturers. Grain growers also demand protection. The corporations have their own in-house ‘science’ labs. From there they support the government and self-elected diet experts, with election funds and fake science. It is ‘experts’ such as these, who preside over government inquiry boards. They make decisions on what our kids must eat at school. Till that changes, nothing will change. The obesity statistics, that are of concern to children and adults alike, will be passed on to the next generation. No government has the will to step in and try to stop it!
Q. If you have a weight problem, should you automatically be worried about addiction?
A. If you have a persistent weight problem, and you have experimented with several diets, you are most likely addicted. If you suffer from food cravings, including sugar, you are most certainly addicted.
Q. Will cutting down on fat help you lose weight?
A. If you reduce your fat intake, you will increase your hunger and that will stimulate your addiction. The type of fats we digest do not make us fat. Only body fat can do that. That’s the fat your own body manufactures from your excess carbohydrates. Butchers these days have a lot to answer for. They have been bullied into emaciating and ruining the flavor and texture of our meat. much to the detriment of our enjoyment and good health.
Q. How is it possible NOT to get fat when you eat a lot of fat?
A. Edible fat is digested and processed along with the rest of your food. The problem is the carbohydrates you eat, and don’t spend on fuel. Your body cannot store the fuel it produces from carbohydrate. It is forced to convert it to body fat. That’s the fat that makes you fat. The more carbohydrate you eat, and don’t burn in energy. The more body fat you accumulate and the fatter you get! The proof is all around you. We all eat way too much processed carbohydrate. We would need to be high powered athletes to burn even half of it!
Q Will a low carb diet help you lose weight?
A. A low carb diet is useful only if you are not an addict. Cutting down on carbohydrate is no different than cutting down on drugs, alcohol or tobacco. The addiction always wins the struggle. You cannot just manage it. You have to cure it. If you don’t, sooner or later the fat will be back. With each succeeding diet, you will get a little fatter.
Q. Which diet will make you lose weight for good?
A. No diet in the world can do that. When you diet, or detox, you declare war against your own body. It hasn’t evolved to understand diets. It responds as if you are in a famine. It slows your metabolism and prepares to store body fat. As soon as you return to a normal amount of calories, your body is programmed to begin to restore the weight you have lost. It finally adds an extra layer of fat to protect you against the next famine. That’s why each diet will make you a little fatter.
Q. Is there anything you can do to lose the weight for good?
A. Yes! But it begins with a cure for your addiction. As a carbohydrate addict, you cannot safely be around tempting food any more than a drug addict can be around free drugs. But unlike a cure for drug addiction – you will not have to give up food.
Q. What happens once you have cured your addiction?
A. You lose weight till the excess fat has gone. By then your cravings and binges will have disappeared. You free up all that time you have spent eating and thinking about food. You will be free to enjoy your body and to put some fun back into your life!
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