Thursday, October 21, 2010

My life as a Guinea Pig

Yesterday I read a great article in the Huffington Post by a Doctor Hyman and now I realize my entire life can be used as a study in proving the scientific theory of Food Addiction.

Let's start with me at three months of age. In 1961 my practical parents decided that my mom would go back to work and my dad would be a stay-at-home father for a few months because his employment was seasonal and he could not find work in the winter. The first night my mom came home and found a happy and content baby me sleeping in the bassinet - next to a clear glass baby bottle containing some sort of dark brown liquid. My mom says she freaked and yelled to my father "what is in her bottle?" My father, very matter-of-fact, replied that three month old Me didn't seem to want the formula and was crying, so he put some Pepsi in my bottle and I obviously liked it because I drank it and drifted off to sleep.

My first processed sugar and my first caffeine.  Result: calm, sleepy baby who wanted something better than formula when she woke up.

Day one in the science project that would become my life.

2 comments:

Rory Caitlyn said...

Sugar instead of milk fat? I'm amazed!

Jane Cartelli said...

He didn't like cheese. He was also a sugar addict, it just took over his life later on, after he gave up smoking.