On her Refuse to Regain blog today in response to the New York Times article Sugar Cravings Trumps Fat Dr. Berkeley writes this this pearl and it is worth repeating:
Here's the key: most of our SAD (standard American diet) is composed of foods that act more like drugs. Do you want to be controlled, either by the foods themselves or by the people who profit from them? If the answer is no: make a concerted effort to see sugars and starches for what they are, not for the promise of happiness, fulfillment and love that they seem to offer. As we all know, that promise is simply an illusion . . .
I want to keep this in mind the next time I experience a pull to the empty promise that sugars and starches pretend to offer.
Read the article, read her blog post. Tell me what you think.