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nizo's Journal: High Fructose Corn Syrup kicks my ass 9

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After years of feeling drowsy in the afternoon, I have discovered that after cutting HFCS out of my diet, I no longer have this problem. I think I was eating way too much of this pretend sugar, which caused me to crash down from my sugar high in the afternoon. So as an added bonus not only have I stopped eating this crap, but a mysterious chronic problem seems to have disappeared.

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High Fructose Corn Syrup kicks my ass

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  • Although actually cutting most sugar is a good idea. Humans are designed to operate in low-sugar environments.

    • by nizo (81281) *

      Regular old cane sugar tastes so much better, and my body seems to be able to regulate it (in reasonable doses) just fine.

      • Reasonable doses is probably the key. HFCS isn't processed differently than cane sugar by the body, but quantities do affect things. Have you done any glucose blood tests to see how your body is handling sugars?
  • Here, let me fix that for you:

    "High Fructose Corn Syrup fattens my ass."

    The stuff (HFCS) is just gross. We feed corn to pigs to fatten them up. No wonder we've got so many people looking like hogs.

    • by nizo (81281) *

      Yeah that too. Which is probably why I have dropped about 12lbs so far.

      • Yep, I cut back and it let me loose about 30 lbs (unfortunately I have a fair bit more to go, but it's progress)

        Also, if you care for energy drinks (hey, it helps the ADHD-I and I can't always take the extended release stuff early) - Monster Lo-Carb is some good stuff, it's the only one I drink... They put very little crap in it that's not a direct stimulant (although my heart could probably do with me not using any of it - meds or Monster)

  • ... I often suspected it as a culprit of the increased presence of anal leakage in the general population.
    • by Bill Dog (726542)

      You mean soda causes people to talk out of their asses?

      That's going to be my new excuse.

      "It's the soda talking."

      "Talk to the soda."

      etc.

  • Dead serious.

    Eat a pop tart, 2 hours later I can watch a white grow before (above) my very eyes.

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