I was only kidding, jill. Actually, around the world, many countries offer the sweet-salty combination you speak of in their desserts...French European, Middle Eastern, Asian countries (China and Thailand) all use quite a bit of salt in/on their desserts. I stopped eating ice cream a while back, but one of my favorite desserts was cheddar cheese ice cream...its incredible...View Thread
I abused processed food, alcohol and cigarettes. I'm happy to say only one remains: processed food [br> Although I'm now of healthy weight, from my perspective, conquering food addiction is far more challenging than alcohol or cigarettes for one simple reason:
When you abuse alcohol or smoke, the only issue is to stop...
Food addiction to explain the cause for obesity is like saying Global Warming is caused by too much greenhouse gases...
OK. Now, what's for dinner?
Obesity is about poor nutrition and the resultant hammer we call insulin resistance.
See, we can be stupid but our bodies cannot. It will make the necessary adjustments and adaptations to keep us alive regardless what we eat and how little we move. If you don't eat healthy, be active and get plenty of rest, our body will make our lives miserable in a desperate attempt to keep us alive. It is in our programming.
Without health-inducing fundamentals practiced, daily, Gastric Bypass Surgery is simply just another one of our furtive attempts to fool mother nature...
and, everyone knows, that's not a nice thing to do...View Thread
I shared the article, JK, because I wanted to make a point...albeit, have some yuks, too. lol
I eat salads before every meal because it's "proper" food.
When I say, "proper", I mean it provides good nutrition and energy to allow my body to work at optimum efficiency, yet, its easy to get out. There is very little discussion on diet boards about eliminating food waste. The reason? Little is understood and few care. The fewer the ingredients & more fiber, the easier food waste can be removed by the digestive & lymph system, urinary tract and skin.
This is why salads are "proper" food. My body can not only process and extract good nutrition, it can get it out after I eat it.note: Exercise is the other critical half of this equation and can't be overemphasized in importance. It doesn't matter how much "proper" food you eat if you are sedentary.
There are many "proper" foods to eat; Obesity is about not eating enough of them. We are eating foods containing ingredients our body was never designed to dispose of.
and, as the samurai would say, "hara-kiri"...falling on your own sword...