I am the type of person that needs to know things. I can't just go with 'that's the way it is' well, I can sometimes but not often. A couple of years back I discovered the problem with my sweet tooth. All my life it seemed that my sweet tooth controlled me. I would start eating sweets and I literally could not stop. I would eat until I full and still continue to eat. Then, in a short period of time, I learned a couple of things. I have hypoglycemia and processed food make me crazy. Also, I have underdeveloped taste buds. That means I could never find something to satisfy my sweet cravings. Once I understood these things the power shifted. Before I would wonder why I just couldn't get enough of sweets and could never satisfy my cravings for sweets. Now I know what's going on and I have control.
That's exactly how I feel with the knowledge I gained last weekend. I really want to shout it from the roof tops, those packaged, processed foods are no good for you!!!! I saw an ad last night for the 100 calorie packs of Cakesters. First off, those Cakester things are horrible. They taste processed. Secondly, I can honestly say I've never had any of those 100 calorie packs. Of anything. I'm very proud of myself. But back to the commercial. It showed all these women going crazy and chasing the truck, and I thought to myself this is sad. Not only are they making these things but they are acting like they are good. I don't care if they are only 100 calories, they are 100 calories of nothing. I would rather eat a small scoop of real ice cream then one of these things.
So I'm on a new kick. Nothing processed. Nothing low-fat or fat-free (unless it's naturally occurring). Nothing with ingredients I can't pronounce (and I'm a chemist :). I've been heading this way a long time, but I think I've finally arrived at the point where I can do it completely. I completely understand the damage these things can do and I'm ready to fight it off. So, I'm off to do battle with the processed food industry.