Comment: I understand your position...

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I understand your position...

I too feel that way some days. It is unfortunate that your wife and family are not on your side with this, but you are right. HFCS is nasty, nasty stuff. When my wife and I quit using products with that in it, we felt so much better. Then we ditched all grains and legumes and we are losing weight every week and feeling great.

Look up the Paleo diet, that is the road we are travelling down right now. Our next step is to suck it up an spend the extra money on grass fed meat so that we can finally get away from grains (especially the GMO crap they feed livestock) permanently. No one is saying that they cannot have sweets, it is just a different kind of sweet. Instead of a snickers, you eat some dark chocolate and some fruit. As a chocoholic it is satisfying. As for soda, that is a tough one to kick. We finally managed to do it, mostly by substituting iced tea instead. After a couple of months I finally feel ok having it on occasion, but nothing with HFCS, only cane sugar.

Keep up the fight, it is worth it. Food is one of the most important things we can do to change our lives. Did I mention that I lost 30 lbs. so far eating this way with no exercise? Did I mention that I don't feel bad eating bacon, every week? Eating good food is worth fighting for.