Heidi, my kids may hate you after they find out you recommended this book to me! :)
This book is fascinating. I think I will have to buy it. Hopefully I can get my family to buy into it because starting soon we are going to be going off sugar. I have heard of people doing this before and always thought they were a little wacko, but this book has many compelling reasons why sugar (even though it is "natural") is NOT good for your body. Obviously we don't eat a lot of it anyway, but when you start to look around at nutrition labels, you realize that you are taking in way more than you thought you were. I'm not sure I totally agree with everything she says, but for the most part I am willing to give it a try!
I am going to wait a few weeks before really launching into the NO SUGAR revolution mainly because I have a pantry full of food that I am not going to waste. She also recommends taking two weeks to make small changes in your diet first before changing everything. For as healthy as we eat, you wouldn't think I would have to change that much, but you would be surprised. My Greek yogurt I have been getting has 13 gram of sugar in it's little tiny container. I'll have to find another brand or an unsweetened kind. My Vitatops have 11 grams. According to the author you should aim for under 5 grams. The apple juice that I buy for the kids--the kind with no added sugar--has 22 grams!! It's going to be hard, but I want to try!!
Another thing I'm going to try...you might want to sit down for this. I am going to attempt to give up Diet Coke. I have been reading about how it can actually increase your weight for years but chose to ignore it. Lately I have just been thinking that I don't want to be putting a bunch of random chemicals into my body. Hopefully I can do it. Sometimes it is the ONLY thing that saves my sanity.
Heidi also recommended this movie which I started watching today during my workout. Fascinating and disturbing. I will be changing the way I do a lot of things around here. Watch out, Ryan. If you thought the food budget was high before...