Sunday, June 24, 2007

I took the no High Fructose Corn Syrup Challenge!

Cleanerplateclub recently posted about the negative effect High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is having on the American diet. It's in nearly everything in this country and some studies are showing it's not so good for you. Cleanerplateclub posed a challenge to her readers to grocery shop and not buy any food containing HFCS. I am proud to say that I went to the grocery store today and managed to buy only 1 item containing it (my beloved Fiber One bars). I eat a Fiber One bar for breakfast and I decided that for me, the benefits of having a fiber packed start to my day outweighed the HFCS.

I have to say that overall I am quite proud of my goal of making 2007 a healthier year for me. Though I haven't really seen significant weight loss (mostly due to my inability to get my butt off the couch and to the gym), I know that my diet this year compared to last is much healthier and contains significantly less preservatives. Finally a new years resolution that I've stuck to!!

3 comments:

John Kaiser said...

"the negative effect High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is having on the American diet. It's in nearly everything in this country and some studies are showing it's not so good for you."

It is amazing what they sneak it into- a package of plain old raisin often contain HFCS.

doggy mama said...

Wow, six months in to 2007 and you're sticking to your resolution! That must be some kind of record. That's great that you are really challenging yourself to be healthier. Good job! :)

Kai said...

John - I know! They hide it in nearly everything these days. I was amazed I could find anything at all to eat during my challenge!

DM - I know!!! 6 months is definitely a resolution record of some sort. I should get a medal!