Getting fatter ?

Are you getting fatter and don’t know why? Check out this statistic…” In
1970, the per capita consumption of HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) was 1.5 lb (dry weight equivalent); by the year
2000 consumption had increased to 62.7 lb per capita!” (ADA, 2004). Do yourself a favor and check out some of your groceries and see what the major ingredient is. Specifically Colas, fruit juices, and cookies contain high fructose corn syrup as one of the major ingredients. There are some studies that suggest High fructose corn syrup suppresses the feeling of satiety (being full ). So if your eating food with high fructose corn syrup, not exercising …. you are looking at increased calories with little calorie expenditure… this equates to a calorie surplus. The body stores calorie surplus as fat. Summary: Eat less high sugar foods and exercise more. Suprised?

Position of the American Dietetic Association: Use of nutritive and nonnutritive sweeteners. JADA, 104:
255-275, 2004.