Sunday, March 16, 2014

The science is catching up

Here is another rallying call to Big Business to protect children's health by cutting sugars in our foods.

Yes, I know it's my current favourite 'issue', and I think it has become so, because, in general, people look at health lobbyists like myself as if we're being a bit humourless and taking it too far.

The science is catching up. If 'treating' ourselves with sweet things on a daily basis, several times a day, is going to lead us to all sorts of unhealthy scenarios, then we've go to find another path.

Right. After my usual 'carby' free-fall of a weekend, I will return to porridge, eggs and homemade soup tomorrow. Will the flavour of righteousness suffice?

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Eeny Meeny Miny Moe - don't kid yourself, we always know

I paint myself as an indecisive person sometimes, but deep down, I know we always know which path to take. I see it when the kids hover over choices with their eeny meeny miny mo rhyme.

Be it toys, biscuits, clothes or whatever, they start methodically, and, if the final mo is going to fall randomly, they make sure it wobbles at the last second, and they'll point to the one they really want.

Ah, Saturday evening, you are still young.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Even the government says sugar, 'could be addictive'.

I knew it! So grows the emerging feeling within me, that I have been eating far too much sugar, just like everybody else. And it takes so much work to avoid it.

I used to be relieved that I could easily live without alcohol - I'd barely miss it - and cigarettes were never a temptation, but I can safely say, I'm the sugar/biscuit/cake equivalent of a junkie.

These past few months of sporadic attempts to cut down, have felt like standing at base camp Everest, looking up.