Why? Because you personally like salt and butter on your food, but you have some bias against sugar so that has to be the culprit? Food - real food - is not swimming in fat, sugar or salt. These are isolated, man-made products. Butter, olive oil, coconut oil and bacon grease aren't found anywhere in nature. Milk, olives, coconuts and pork are found in nature. Oddly enough, maple syrup and honey are found in nature, so I submit to you that sugar could be less of a problem. Look at the amount of things that are breaded and fried. What do they have in common - fat and salt. None of these things are sweet.
Originally Posted by jammies
Your body has a natural tendency to crave three things: fat, sugar and salt. The first two are both crucial energy sources for your body, and the second is mandatory to keep you hydrated and regulate your thyroid (and therefore most of your hormones). When you isolate them and coat your food in them, you make your brain signal to the rest of your body, "More, more, more!" It leads to overeating.
If you don't think fat and salt are a problem, look at the people eating ears of corn slathered in butter and salt at BBQ's, and look at the people choking down fried chicken at KFC. Do you think those people would eat the same amount of plain, boiled corn and steamed chicken?
This is a fantastic opportunity for the OP to break their children's poor eating habits and embrace real food.
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 08-26-2012 at 06:17 PM.
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