Thursday, August 27, 2015

SUGAR: Legal Cocaine? "Fed Up" Film and Q&A with Dr. Hyman


Last weekend I went to a SOLD OUT private screening of FED UP, the food documentary "the food industry doesn't want you to see," followed by a chat with Dr. Mark Hyman and Cleveland Clinic, CEO, Dr. Toby Cosgrove at the Dreamland Theater on Nantucket.

bACK on Nantucket this summer, Dr. Hyman gave us the 411 on the Food Industry, accompanied by Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove. 

The message we are getting as a society IS:

If you're FAT its your FAULT! <<--- NOT true!

"Obesity is not a person's responsibility, it's the result of a toxic food environment," according to Dr. Hyman's interview in the Inky Mirror {read: Inquirer and Mirror}.

The average American consumes 162 POUNDS of SUGAR a year!

It's NO WONDER that Dr. Hyman treats sugar as a recreational DRUG:

Back in 1977, the US Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, led by Senator McGovern, recommended the 1st ever Dietary Goals for Americans.

AND yet...

TODAY in 2014: 2 out of 3 Americans are Overweight/Obese!

NEWSFLASH: It's NOT about calories IN & OUT... A calorie is NOT a calorie! What the heck does that mean?! Well... calories aren't created equal. Take a can of COKE v. a handful of almonds. Same amount of calories, but the coke has empty {nutrition-less} calories, whereas the almonds are jam-packed with healthylicious fats. 

Maybe you're "Skinny Fat" or TOFI {Thin-Outside-Fat-Inside: thin people with a lotta fat in their stomach} sooo, you figure you can swig a can o' COKE, no problem. Hold up a second! Remember what your moma always said...? It's what's INSIDE that counts. Touche, mom! TOUCHE!

OK, so know you know... What's the next step? #TatsTip: Try ADDING in healthier NATURAL sugar alternatives into your diet...

GO. SEE. FED UP! ... Then tell me whatcha think....

Blissfully Yours,

Tatiana Ridley, CHHC, AADP

Blog: HealthyliciousBliss! 

P.S. Did you know there are 56 names for SUGAR?! Not in different languages ~ they're ALL in English!!! {if you call "Dextrose" and "Ethyl Maltol" sugar... or food for that matter!}