It’s awful quiet in here….

Back in May I changed my eating habits with the goal to become healthier. Just like 86% of Americans I used to have a very bad diet. High in Starches, low in fiber, too many processed foods.

At 280 Pounds and in the worst shape of my life I was worried about all kinds of health problem. Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke are all prevalent in my family. I decided I did not want to die in just a few years from something I could prevent through proper nutrition.

Using proper nutrition you can have a healthy body.  Since May 1st I have lost 40 pounds and more importantly with good nutrition I feel better and am close to the best shape of my life.

If your interested in what has worked for me feel free to check out My Metamorphosis Site.

Are you eating plastic?

Do you check your plastic and Styrofoam containers before you toss them into the Microwave? No? Me either but I am sure starting now.

Have you ever wondered what happens to your plastic containers, how do they get pitted and rough surfaces. I came across an article talking about how a microwave can force plastic particles into your food.  ouch!

Check out this post from the Harvard Medical School where they report on some studies of using plastic in a microwave oven.

I am changing to microwave safe glass for all my microwave duties.

Chicken McNuggets Fail

Hi all,

While watching an interview last week I heard something that made me think no way….

Today the interview was released on the web so I watched it again, when I heard this line again I decided to check it out..

The line?

Chicken McNuggets from McDonalds contain Butane!

Yes, Butane, the same stuff that comes in Bic Lighters and is commonly refered to as Lighter Fluid. So I am sure your thinking, just like I was that this is crazy. McDonald’s could not possibly think that adding a petroleum product as toxic as Butane to their food could possibly be acceptable.

Unfortunately it seems to be true, From the Nutrition guide supplied from the McDonald’s website you can clearly see the information from the following report.

From a report by Al Nye, The Laywer Guy Click the link to read the entire article.

excerpts…

“McNuggets also contain several completely synthetic ingredients, quasiedible substances that ultimately come not from a corn or soybean field but form a petroleum refinery or chemical plant”

“Listed first are the “leavening agents”: sodium aluminum phosphate, mono-calcium phosphate, sodium acid pyrophosphate, and calcium lactate”

dimethylpolysiloxene, added to the cooking oil” – everything fried at MickeyD’s touches this nasty chemical.

“But perhaps the most alarming ingredient in a Chicken McNugget is tertiary butylhydroquinone, or TBHQ, an antioxidant derived from petroleum that is either sprayed directly on the nugget or the inside of the box it comes in to “help preserve freshness.” According to A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives, TBHQ is a form of butane (i.e. lighter fluid)”

Read the report from Al Nye and then even look over the Nutrition guide and consider yourself more educated.

I am finding common threads an all this Nutrition information, the more I search the more it disgusts me. I feel it is a shame that fast food is so much less expensive than good healthy food from the local markets – or is it?.

Cut the sugar and lose weight

Doug Varrieur discovered the key to weight loss and dropped 100 pounds in 8 months, has kept it off for 8 years.

Please watch this Video to help you understand.

Did you learn some of what items have or convert to sugar? Amazing huh?

I will be buying the book soon, I need to re-learn how to eat.