What do you think? This was an area of conversation that came up in one of my Linkedin groups, which became quite controversial among the professionals in conversation. Is it okay to eat anything in moderation? Doesn’t that give someone permission to consume anything? Think of the consequences of consuming that sugar or fat.
When it comes down to the science behind food (or chemicals that we call ‘food’), there is a huge difference. If you tested the metabolic reaction to a serving size, say 8oz of a soda with high fructose corn syrup, 8oz of a pasteurized fruit juice and 8oz of a fresh made fruit juice, there would be a huge difference in glucose levels and insulin spikes. Check diabetic’s sugar levels and needs for insulin after having a cocktail vs having a fresh pressed juice. I remember there was a customer of mine who had been diagnosed with diabetes.. His sugar was over 400. He accepted the meds, etc from his dr. and then proceeded to do a juicing protocol and logged his results. While at first his sugar spiked (of course), his body began to metabolize it at such an efficient manner that after three months, he was no longer diabetic. His doctor asked how the insulin, etc was working, he told him he wasn’t taking any, only cleaned up his eating and was juicing 8 8oz juices of carrot, parsley, beet and celery. His dr. was infuriated when he told him he didn’t need the insulin and other meds anymore, that he was in a honeymoon period with his blood sugar and that he refused to treat him if this was the road he chose. So he found a different doctor.
When the cell can get enough oxygen into it, through proper nutrition and proper blood pH balance, the body can function naturally and metabolize things properly. when we eat according to the way our society advertises, our bodies are functioning at a necessary level just to survive.
Are 250 calories of sugar the same as 250 calories of fat, the same as 250 calories of vegetables? Heck! Even portion wise we know this isn’t so. Should we think the same about 250 calories of high fructose corn syrup, 250 calories of table sugar and 250 calories of fruit? What about 250 calories of potato chips, 250 calories of regular pasta and 250 calories of quinoa? How about 250 calories of commercial (fast food) ground beef, 250 calories of in store ground beef and 250 calories of organic ground beef?
Why not try for one week – just one week, eating all whole foods, no additives, preservatives, flavored food or beverages. Drink only clean water, green tea, organic coffee if you need to. No refined sugar desserts or artificially sweetened beverages and tell me how you feel. You might even lose a few inches.