i couldn’t do it..

i just couldn’t go to bed without giving you two more food rules. i just finished watching ‘the food revolution’ show that i missed friday night. i was so disgusted and had to close my eyes. i also wanted to cry! please watch it. i know all school districts aren’t the same, but take a look! http://abc.go.com/watch/jamie-olivers-food-revolution/250784/255823/episode-102

so on with the food rules…

#5 – AVOID FOODS THAT HAVE SOME FORM OF SUGAR (OR SWEETENER) LISTED AMONG THE TOP THREE INGREDIENTS.

‘labels list ingredients by weight, and any product that has more sugar than other ingredients has too much sugar. (for an exception to this rule, see rule 60, regarding special occasion foods. rule 60 posted below) Complicating matter is the fact that, thanks to food science, there are now some forty types of sugar used in processed foods, including barley malt, beet sugar, brown rice syrup, cane juice, corn sweetener, dextrin, dextrose, fructo-oligosaccharides, fruit juice concentrate, glucose, sucrose, invert sugar,  polydextrose, turbinado sugar, and so on. to repeat: sugar is sugar. and organic sugar is sugar too. as for non-caloric sweeteners such as aspartame or splenda, research (in both humans and animals) suggest that switching to artificial sweeteners does not lead to weight loss, for reason not yet well understood. but it may be that deceiving the brain with the reward of sweetness stimulates a craving for even more sweetness.” – michael pollan

#60 – TREAT TREATS AS TREATS

‘There is nothing wrong with special occasion foods, as long as every day is not a special occasion.’

fried chicken, french fries, gourmet cakes/cookies, ice cream are so readily accessible these days!

‘Fried chicken is so much trouble that people didn’t use to make it unless they had guests coming over and lots of time to prepare. The amount of work involved kept the frequency of indulgence in check.’

special occasion foods are delicious and fun to be shared and we shouldn’t deprive ourselves of them. (i have found this depriving is so bad for me! i can be so good and exercise and loose weight then i crash.) if you want special occasion foods make them yourselves! we make chocolate cookies…but not every other day. (well, one week i think i made two batches in one week)

‘Some people follow a so-called S policy: “no snacks, no seconds, no sweets – except on days that begin with the letter S”.’ 🙂

i think we are going to start adopting the S policy. i already don’t let lay have an unhealthy breakfast on school days. she eats eggs, oatmeal or cereal…that doesn’t color her milk! 🙂 we don’t even have the cereal in the house!

so, who wants to adopt the S policy with us? (the kids will get snacks but not junk)

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