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euxconcen
does control of food control us?

I've read with interest posts by other members about various medical concerns but I haven't seen too much about food. I'm not thinking specifically about artificial ingredients although those are obviously of concern (artificial flavors and colors but also the big ones like MSG, sulfites, nitrites, nitrates, etc.). I'm not really thinking about gelatin which can come from a variety of sources including pigs knuckles and cow bones (was concerned about that one during the mad-cow scare). I'm thinking specifically about sugar and fat. Do you think it is possible for the man to hold us down psychologically through sugar addiction? Does it throw our body off-balance and thereby make us mentally weaker? I'm sure there are lots of angles I am missing and would be glad to know what you think. It's different from smoking addiction because it is, well, food and we ingest it. If you are what you eat, are we then Ronald McDonald or Colonel Sanders?

So I am curious: what foods do you absolutely avoid or have had trouble with?

euxconcen
I should add that fatigue

I should add that fatigue from working all day makes me far more susceptible to food ads or triggers...succumbing to the sugars and carbs...and a vicious cycle then ensues. So in that sense work keeps me off balance which sets me up for the onslaught of food ads which then makes me have even less energy, really

Since the quarantine started I've been working remotely and my work pace has been far more manageable. It's a noticeable difference to be out of the shitty office

ConCen
I was drinking 3L of coke a day

for years. It's a miracle I didn't die of diabetes. I avoid sugar now and feel much more energetic. I can almost get out of bed now.

Jimi Hendrix wrote:

I try to get up every day.

euxconcen
thanks! love the hendrix

thanks! love the hendrix quote!
can i ask how you avoid sugars? are you referring to artificial sugars only? because carbs are broken down by the body into sugars...if i eat too many carbs at night it wakes me up early because (I'm guessing) that's when the sugar energy gets released
so...do you not eat cake or alcohol when it's offered to you?
hmmm...is hobo piss sugar free?!

ConCen
I eat carbs but don't eat sugar or drink booze

Hobo piss is indeed sugar free unless you're diabetic.

zoopenhoff
ConCen wrote:
ConCen wrote:

for years. It's a miracle I didn't die of diabetes. I avoid sugar now and feel much more energetic. I can almost get out of bed now.

Yeah i used to start my day in my matrix job 20 years ago with a Maccy D's pancakes, hash browns, and a litre of coke.

euxconcen
and can I ask how you start

and can I ask how you start your day now?

zoopenhoff
My goal is still to live on light.
euxconcen wrote:

and can I ask how you start your day now?

Fruit, mostly. Sometimes toast or a hot cross bun, then a coffee.

pax
breakfast

well I do like porridge with salt and sometimes a little honey.
weetabix with a little honey
but i have to admit i do love a good fry up now and then with eggs, ayrshire sweet cure bacon, potato scones,mushrooms and it's bastard delicious!
always followed by an espresso of 100% Arabica

TheCorsair00
Secret Ingredients

I just uploaded a documentary about food and our health: https://concen.org/content/secret-ingredients-2018
It is primarily about the connection to GMOs and the use of pesticides in foods and therefore switching to organic.

But the issue of sugar consumption is an important one. I used to only drink water and a type of protein shake once a day. But recently I have started drinking more pop and juice and going to fast food places once or twice a week and have gained a lot of weight. And probably more lethargic. I am working on that. A sleeping pill I take has the side effect of increased appetite and weight gain. My doctor tried taking me off the other week but I had withdrawals and insomnia and had to go back on a lower dose.

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