8.16.2009

The No HFCS Experiment


I've been thinking about trying out an experiment to eliminate the disgusting goo that is High Fructose Corn Syrup from my diet. Do you have any idea how amazingly, sickeningly pervasive this sweetener is? Go look in your pantry and fridge right now. Not just at sweet stuff, this goop is in everything, from pasta sauce to saltines to Rice Krispies and more.

So, my idea is to go for an entire week (and maybe longer) where I absolutely refuse to ingest anything containing HFCS. If I can't read an ingredient label to make sure then I will not eat it (excepting, of course, fresh fruits and vegetables that I can be pretty sure aren't being injected with HFCS to sweeten them up).

I plan on posting the food I ingest everyday here along with foods I might have eaten but contained the dreaded syrup. I will also try to include my weight, mood and attitude during the week to see if cutting out HFCS makes me a happier and/or healthier person

I don't know how hard it will be, I don't how interesting it will be but I'm going to do it starting tonight at midnight. We'll see how it goes from there.

Current weight: 182 pounds.
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