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RANDOM THOUGHTS ABOUT STARTING A DIET

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RANDOM THOUGHTS ABOUT STARTING A DIET:

Too many failed games and thwarted goals caused me to fill my empty life with food instead of useful activities.

Who are the makers of meaningful games and goals?

No one else can give me self-respect.

What worthwhile purpose can I create for your own life?

Loosing weight isn’t a worthwhile game for an spiritual being…how can a spirit lose weight?

I need to go out and create some fun games to play!

Anything that will take my attention off being on a diet!

Goodbye Ice Cream, Cake and Pie!  Everything that’s Deep-Fat Fried!

Is there Life in America without baked or fried Sugar and Fat?

Weight Watchers, here I am.   Let the adventure begin….

DIETARY ALTERNATIVE

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McDonald’s Former CEO Bell Dies at 44yrs. 

“McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD – news) said Charlie Bell, who stepped down as the fast-food chain’s chief executive in November to focus on his battle with cancer, died on Monday in his hometown of Sydney, Australia.  Bell, 44, died at about 7:30 a.m. (1530 EST), said a company spokeswoman in Sydney. It was at a McDonald’s restaurant in Sydney that Bell, whose personal motto was “Life is not a rehearsal, ” began his career with the chain at the age of 15.  A charismatic leader who said he ate a McDonald’s product most days, Bell was diagnosed with colorectal cancer just weeks after being named to the company’s top job in April.  He underwent two surgeries and chemotherapy, delegating authority to other senior executives, before relinquishing the post in November to undergo more intensive treatment.  The company’s first non-American CEO, Bell had succeeded Jim Cantalupo, who died suddenly of a heart attack after a little more than a year on the job. He was the company’s first CEO to have worked behind the counter since Fred Turner, who retired in 1987.”

— Business – Sydney Reuters – January 17th 2005

CEREAL KILLERS

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Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, an estimated 79 million U.S. adults have prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Prediabetes raises a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Diabetes affects 8.3 percent of Americans of all ages, and 11.3 percent of adults aged 20 and older, according to the National Diabetes Fact Sheet for 2011. About 27 percent of those with diabetes—7 million Americans—do not know they have the disease. Prediabetes affects 35 percent of adults aged 20 and older.” — CDC

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At nearly 56 percent sugar by weight, three cereals (Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, Post Golden Crisp, and General Mills Wheaties Fuel) weigh in with 20 grams of sugar in a skimpy one cup serving. That’s a whopping five teaspoons of sugar — roughly the same as one Twinkie snack cake. And with today’s oversized cereal bowls, a typical serving size is likely to be double that amount, or closer to two cups.

  1. 10 worst children’s cereals:

    Based on percent sugar by weight:

    1. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks

    2. Post Golden Crisp

    3. Kellogg’s Froot Loops Marshmallows

    4. Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch’s OOPS! All Berries

    5. Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch Original

    6. Quaker Oats Oh!s

    7. Kellogg’s Smorz

    8. Kellogg’s Apple Jacks

    9. Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries

    10. Kellogg’s Froot Loops Original

    Source: Environmental Working Group

A single one-cup bowl of an additional 44 cereals, including the popular Honey Nut Cheerios, Apple Jacks and Cap’n Crunch, are equivalent to eating three Chips Ahoy cookies — about three teaspoons of sugar.