Diet Suggestions to Feel Better!

Start your day with hot buttered coffee!  Seriously.

“Hot buttered coffee is sometimes called bulletproof coffee.  …  Just put a tablespoon-sized glob of unsalted organic butter in the bottom of your mug.  Don’t use any other kind of butter, because you want the extra omega-3 fatty acids in the organic.  Add hot coffee; let it sit for about fifteen seconds to melt the butter; then stir it up and enjoy.  — Sugar Crush, p.174”

Hot buttered coffee gives you steady energy that lasts for hours, as opposed to high/low energy levels from sugar and carbohydrate-heavy breakfasts, and has the added bonus of suppressing your appetite.

A Ketogenic Diet is recommended in Sugar Crush.  Making high-fat, low carbohydrate food choices can be daunting. Sugar Crush outlines this helpful rule for making the right choices.

button-g-smGreen – GO FOR IT.
Any fat product from animals that eat grass is good, along with meats and eggs from organically raised, grass fed animals. These foods are naturally higher in healthy, anti-inflammatory omega – 3 fatty acids. Eat as many of these foods as you like. Because they will keep you satiated, you’ll soon find that you don’t want to eat the larger quantities you once did.


Yellow – CAUTION. Yellow represents any fat from a grain-fed animal. These cautionary foods are not going to be as healthy for you as their grass-fed, organic counterparts because they contain a disproportionate amount of pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids.



Red – STOP. DO NOT EAT. Red represents trans-fatty acids: artificially produced hydrogenated oils. Don’t eat these fats in any form. Ever. Your body does not have the enzymes to process and eliminate them. Again – READ LABELS.

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Chewfo has shared Sugar Crush’s diet plans and food lists in an excellent article covering the basic guidelines and recommendations.

Puffed up Pigs – Looking at Ractopamine

If you’ve never heard of ractopamine, you’re not alone.  Ractopamine is a beta-agonist, a drug that most pigs are given to get them to bulk up, put on weight, and put on more muscle instead of fat.  You won’t find it on the labels.  It’s a “hidden” factor in pork production that is suddenly coming to consumer awareness.  The FDA says it’s safe.  We’ve been consuming puffed up pork since 1999.  But safety regulators in Europe, China, Russia and other countries haven’t approved it, saying there’s not enough evidence that it’s safe.

You can possibly find ractopamine-free pork from organic and natural pork producers.  But since the drug hasn’t been included on labeling, it’s pretty hard to know.  One pork producer who does not use the drug has struggled to get his pork label – “Ractopamine free” – approved by the FDA.

What’s sad about this topic is the effect it has on us as consumers.  Why does eating healthy always have to cost more?  Pork producers are no different than any other industry.  It’s all about the money.  And if consumers are willing to pay more for ractopamine-free pork, the industry will get on the band-wagon.  Sad but true.

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Low-fat Diets vs. Low-carb Diets

This article claims that low-fat beats low-carb.

Confusing? Yes!  The real answer is if you are on a carb diet you will never be satisfied. Always hungry . However in a high  fat diet you’ll will be satisfied and not hungry. The answer is Leptin, the hormone that turns off the switch to full. It’s what they don’t tell you that’s important, not what they do tell you. Is America fat and sick or thin and healthy.

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