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HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS NOT FRIEND: Part 3

Posted by Saito on December 30, 2008

Let’s bring another light to the subject of HFCS. Deep info on how it EFFECTS you…

In Suzanne Summers latest book “Breakthrough” she mentions that HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) is a brain stimulant O.o, which isn’t a good thing you see…you gain instant energy from it and it wears your brain/body down while giving you this energy, which only breaks your body :/.

Now you know it brings in extra weight to your body BUT do you know how quickly it effects?

Now I personally have experienced the rapid changes of HFCS for my entire life! But I didn’t really hit it bad till I had an accident, I ruptured my spleen (extremely gross) and that put me out of exercise for six months…though I healed and my spleen did as well I was in bad shape after all that time. JUST IN SIX MONTHS I WAS OVER WEIGHT!! I was eating normal everyday food you would find from a grocery store and in six months I was overweight…this just didn’t settle with me at ALL! I had to get rid of all the extra weight…so I started to learn more about staying healthy at that time of my life, studying techniques, health products, personal experiences from others you know ANYTHING that could truly help me…and so after three years (this whole problem started when I was ten lol and I am now fifteen O.o) of watching and learning about the food market I learned about HFCS. I was of course STUNNED by what I learned…it was in (as I stated before in my other posts) mostly everything we owned for food lol. It brings in the pounds, it wore me down so I couldn’t have the energy to get better and I was always tired…one day my family and I decided that we should shop differently from then on. We found our favorite super market called Trader Joe’s, I know I’ve spoken about it before but not as much as I am now. It has to be one of the best organic food markets out there, it has the best quality food my family and I have EVER tasted it’s so awesome :D. Once we went over there to get our food products we found that all of their food contained NO HFCS!! It was great! We were total Trader Joe’s shoppers from then on, I lost the weight I used to have just by eating their food and finally gaining the energy to lift weights, exercise and finally just RUN for the fun of it…

So yeah all of this was because of High Fructose Corn Syrup…none of it was fun for me. Look believe me it’s so worth getting off of HFCS it really is…you WILL see benefits from staying away from HFCS. Though it may take a while to get off of it just try to stay away from it and you will see results.

Heh well that’s what HFCS did to me…stay tuned for the next update :D.

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This Teens Weight Loss Plan Holiday Special: Aftermath

Posted by Saito on December 29, 2008

Whoa! That was a great Christmas! I’m sure everybody had great quality time with family and friends, but we still have one holiday left AND leftovers.

Now I don’t know about you guys but I would LOVE some of the sugary treats from a Christmas feast, and I know I can do it the smart way. I just simply balance my intake :D. We had pre-made cheesecake (just to warn you guys, normally if you buy something from a store that is pre-made it could very much so have High Fructose Corn Syrup mixed in, so be careful how much cheese cake you have and try to have it plain since the pre-made cherry dressing normally contains HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) as a sweetener yuck) this time for Christmas, I see a slice AND I WANT IT! But I know it’s just processed sugar…what can I do to balance the bad sugar with?

Well I take an orange or strawberry and I eat it with my cheesecake, I eat the cheesecake and gain a lot of sugar…but if I balance it with NATURAL sugar it seems to dilute the other bad sugar. Afterwords I make a nice microwaved ham sandwich, I don’t put cheese on my sandwich I put other things I like on it and with it; like mushrooms or avocado’s after it’s done cooking, with a dill pickle on the side. After eating that I wash it all down with fresh, cold milk (or water or tea)…yum…

That’s ONE scenario, that is not the only sugary treat I have after Christmas…

I have three other treats I’d like to discuss: Chocolate Pudding Pie, Apricot Scones and Hot Chocolate (very good)

1. I enjoy Chocolate Pudding Pie, it’s fantastic!

When I see a pie slice of Chocolate Pudding Pie I have to have it! So when I take out a slice I like to dilute my sugar intake. I have a glass of milk so it runs down smoothly, then I have some eggs over easy to go with it. It’s very nice and warm when I have eggs over easy and it’s pretty simple to cook up. I feel satisfied and healthy after eating both the Chocolate Pudding Pie and the eggs over easy it settles well.

2. Apricot Scones are one of the best breakfast treats you could have in the morning…

But they are also very fattening lol. So with my Apricot Scones I make oatmeal. I normally pour some brown sugar on top of it (I suggest if you have a Trader Joe’s In you’re area try and get Brown Sugar from there, it’s organic and natural :D) it just gives it that kick you need to have a great oatmeal breakfast, after eating all of that I wash it down either with Orange Juice or Milk (both will work and if your Lactose Intolerant just take the Orange Juice)

3. Last but not least HOT CHOCOLATE!

I don’t know what everybody normally uses to make Hot Chocolate, and I know it’s pretty convenient to make from a packet, but that normally contains unhealthy processed sugar and other ingredients that our body’s don’t need…my mother though has found a way to avoid all of that. She makes homemade Hot Chocolate with Hershey’s Cocoa Powder (the instructions are normally on the side of the tin container), she set’s it in a pan and cooks it over our stove . She adds her own ingredients that are healthy for us, the sugar she uses for one thing is from Trader Joe’s and is completely organic and natural when we buy it from there (it’s called Organic Evaporated Sugar Cane just for the record :D); it makes our Hot Chocolate tastier and we feel guilt free after having a homemade sugary treat. After it’s done broiling we can enjoy our treats guilt free…

Now these are just my personal experiences after Christmas, try to follow my example; just balance your sugary treats with a healthy snack on the side and you will avoid all the aftermath.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the next update :D.

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HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS NOT YOUR FRIEND: Part 2

Posted by Saito on December 24, 2008

Hey here is another update for you guys out there concerning High Fructose Corn Syrup…

Right now, just for bringing out my personal experiences, I’m going to discuss different brands of food I used to intake all the time…

For starters Hienz Ketchup…yep that’s right my KETCHUP had unhealthy amounts of High Fructose Corn Syrup. I would always use it with my morning hash browns, burgers, french fries really ANYTHING that had to have ketchup to go with it…I now look back and I remember all that time I used this brand of ketchup and not realize the damage it caused my body…BUT there is so much more still to post it was in almost EVERYTHING me and my family owned!

The brand of Mayonnaise my parents used to buy was called Best Foods, and it was mostly High Fructose Corn Syrup. I was not as big on the Mayonnaise as I was Ketchup but my father loved it, including my entire family everybody consumed it…they also noted that they were looking a bit flabby in some area’s just like I HAVE and that was from the Mayonnaise!

Every lunch break after school I would eat one pickle, I use to think oh it’s just a cucumber dipped in a tasty brine…nothing wrong with that :D. I one day got curious after learning about HFCS and examined the back of the pickle jar…no it couldn’t be; yep it was HFCS was one of the main ingredients for the brine…

Well those three things were the basic food items I would daily consumed along with healthy products…and if I tried something something new out of the refrigerator I would continue to consume more HFCS we were completely unaware of the disgusting over dose…

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner HFCS…ever day it was like that. I remember most of the other odd things I would eat/drink that had High Fructose Corn Syrup…

Let’s start with drinks. My mom and I loved Coca Cola, we must have had at least two a day…when we were just discovering the harmful effects of HFCS we took a look at the ingredients our Coke’s were full of…not only did it have HFCS but it also had the equivalent of SEVEN teaspoons of sugar per can…yeah I know gross…

After that we got scared, what about are other juices/soft drinks? Well we would get a brand of guava juice made by Curns and so were thinking Oh it’s all natural, and so tasty it must be healthy…we took a look at the back of the juice box and found HFCS second to the top of all the ingredients. Oh great, now it’s in our juices we thought used to be completely natural…what is going on?

We examined the obvious items that would have HFCS…are sugary products. We had a brand of Hershey’s chocolate syrup, the ingredients they showed on the back had HFCS first on the list…yeah really disgusting, I always seemed to feel sick after having ice cream or chocolate milk…it was to sugary the HFCS was to much…

Well those were the products that I can recall the most as I used them often in my food…how disgusting everyday I would ingest so much extra fat! I now know what gave me obesity and health problems…like acne for an example :/

If you know about products that contain HFCS post a comment explaining what it is and it’s brand name so we can alert others who might have the same food products, I’ll post it in the list of HFCS products below:

Brand Food type

Hienz/Ketchup

Best foods/Mayonnaise

Kosher Dill/Pickles

Coca Cola Co./Soda

Curns/Guava

The Hershey Company/Chocolate Syrup

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