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Jun 30, 2012

Fat/Salt/Sweet

I'm on Chapter 5 and as I read this book, I am recalling another book that talks about the overstimulation of processed food because of the oversaturation of these flavours - salt/sweet/fat - The End of Overeating by Dr. David Kessler.

Although his book was eye opening, I seem to remember he focused  more on the fast food industry and restaurant food and how the food is engineered to  create craving and addiction to fat/salt/sweet. 

I never looked at restaurant food the same way again after reading that book and drastically cut my eating out down to once month from 2-3 times a week and now I always try to choose foods that have been altered as little as possible when at a restaurant and avoid the processed salad dressings and sauces that covers so much of it, serving only to get in as much fat/salt/sweet as possible.

Kessler's book though, didn't really offer a practical solution - it was all education and information giving.

It Starts With Food is offering advice and a plan. That's what we need to break the cycle of overeating and although Kessler explains the same theory, that these engineered, processed foods screw with our brain patterns, I feel that the Hartwigs' book explains it so much better and I especially am in awe of the difference  between satiety and satiation and why some foods cause us to overeat.

I will keep reading, I'm gearing up to start my Whole30 on July 2nd.  Groceries are in the house and pantry is clean and lean.

Jun 29, 2012

In the Beginning....


There was a book.

 Inspired by a blogger friend and also by some other blogs I've read, I've decided to do this. It's not that far off from how I eat now, a little tweaking my diet and giving up my beloved Coke Zero.....and I think I can do it. I am taking the weekend to read the book and then will start my Whole 30 on July 2.