This is an old video. However, it is as relevant today as it was years ago! Dr. Robert H. Lustig makes the point that we have been trying the low-fat approach for 40 years and it has failed to make us slimmer or healthier. In fact, we have gotten fatter and sicker. While the percentage of our daily calorie intake accounted for by fat has dropped steadily, the incidence of obesity and related illnesses, including type 2 diabetes, has gone through the roof. “Sugar is the problem,” states Lustig, “and yet public health officials are still advising us to follow a low-fat diet.”

After watching this video, you will dramatically reduce the amount of sugar in your diet! Check the labels on your food (or buy food that is a whole food that is unprocessed.)

The biggest problem with cheap and abundant High Fructose Corn Syrup is that it has found its way into our food supply, dramatically increasing the sweetness of everyday foods as well as messing with our Ghrelin or “hunger hormone” that tells us when we are full. While our total calorie intake has gone through the roof, we are feeling hungrier and hungrier.

Some sources of hidden sugars:

  1. Granola & Protein Bars.
  2. Ketchup & Salad Dressing.
  3. Yogurt.
  4. Frozen Dinners.
  5. Dried Fruits.
  6. Fruit Juices.
  7. Canned Fruits, Beans, and Vegetables.
  8. Store Bought Bread.
  9. Alchohol.
  10. Pre-made Baking Mixes.
  11. Soy Sauce.
  12. Fast Foods.
  13. Smoothies.
  14. Breakfast Cereals.
  15. Muffins.