Not too many decades ago the medical system led us to believe that all fats are created equal; equally loathsome, equally sickening, and equally fattening. That (false) teaching lead to a huge spike in the “fat-free” propaganda that we still see and an even larger spike in our waistlines for endorsing it.Read More
Just the other day I was on a popular diabetes advocacy website reading through some really touching and interesting blog posts from women who suffer from type 2 diabetes.
The woman was sharing how after attending a diabetes meetup with other women in her area, she got into a conversation about why she has aggressive cravings for carbs and sugar.
Like her the other women in the conversation agreed to having the same experience.
The way she described it lead me to understand that no matter how they tried to tuck it away, pacify it, or hide from the cravings, they just wouldn't diminish.
Knowledge about sugar is power over how it manipulates your life.
For instance, knowing that the sugar you get from eating fruit isn't bad for you because of its fiber content, unlike the sugar in your favorite Baileys Coffee Creamer that you drown your coffee with every morning.
Most of us have it stamped into our memory bank that sugar is the white powdery substance that is used to make coffee and baked treats loveable.
But there are many different forms of sugar.
Since your body digests them all differently, it’s pretty important that you be a jack of all sugars and can tell the difference between them.