Monday, April 18, 2011

The Case: A Bitter Truth

Workout: 2.15? miles in 20 minutes

Calories: 1900

Fructose is ethanol without the buzz? What?
A calorie is not a calorie? What, what?
Sugar is not my friend? What?

This is a mega-long YouTube video but it is really interesting, I would highly recommend it to anyone who is into healthy eating. The one-line synopsis: sugar is evil!

Ok, so I may be a little over-dramatic here - I could be a queen sometimes. Lustig goes into all these slides that I couldn't even pretend to understand. This guy tried to explain it to me:

I won't lie, I didn't understand most of it. I think I even had flashbacks to my college chemistry class. I got a 36 in my first ever exam in college (go me), and still I was right around the curve. That was a harsh awakening? Was your first college exam as bad as mine?

An even harsher truth: all calories are not created equal and sugar is like alcohol without the buzz.

There's another video of Lustig on ABC news where he basically wants stores to start carding teenagers who want a fizzy drink! A guy can dream, right?

I had my run-ins with soda before, but I gotta give it up to my parents for not keeping it in the house.

How about you? Are you a coke drinker? BTW, coke = all types of soda down in El Paso.

Also, I know I haven’t drawn up a plan for exercise this week mainly because both of my plans last week ended in miserable failure. I will have to regroup and move on.

“You had me at ‘I have to pee’”. 10 points for anyone who gets that quote.