Friday, December 13, 2013

Gotta Love Dr Barbara Berkeley

In my next life I want to come back with the intelligence and sense of Dr Barbara Berkeley.

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.



Unknown said...

Hi Jane, I actually read that right before you posted and liked the exact same excerpt. I believe that Dr. Berkeley is an outstanding leader in the medical field regarding advice about eating and diet. She is so spot-on at all times. I *wish!!!* more people would read her blog and heed her advice. I certainly do, and I often share it on Facebook. The sugars and starches are what causes the problems--for sure.

Vickie said...

My husband, who has no food issues and is within 2 lbs of his high school athlete weight, says he can REALLY tell that there is a sugar/starch craving thing. He notices the same triangle thing that I do - salt, sugar, fat.

Jane Cartelli said...

I think people who eat healthy at least 90% of the time (and by that I mean their math is accurate because I would have said I did that when it was really 70/30) those normies who DO eat healthy - I believe they recognize then craving thing and have the natural ability to refrain from damaging eating.

Please tell me he really does eat healthy most of the time and that he is not just one of those people who eats whatever and never pays the piper.