Look at my beautiful weight chart!
|My weight chart, starting from the beginning of Dex+; each line is a pound.|
Last August, I discovered "The bitter truth" about fructose. That day, I started my mission to control fructose. I also started telling my kids all about what I had learned. They clearly found my enthusiasm humorous, but they also appreciate my quirks and determination. And they like my cooking; if reducing fructose means more tasty food experiments, where's the down side?
I started using my scales again. The initial readings were unimpressive; the end of September shows no real improvement over the beginning. But since my goal was general health, I continued anyway. I'm not going to be posting awful "before and after" photos, so this graph of my scales readings, above, will have to do.
I noticed something else along the way. It seemed like my weight loss rate was better when I was eating more Dex+ goodies, and that it flattened out when I was simply not eating any sweets. What could that mean?? Hmm, the other part of the equation is the fiber. When not eating Dex+ hacked sweets, I'm also not getting much fiber. To test this out, rather un-scientifically, I started drinking a glass of water with Benefiber or similar on days that I otherwise did not have much fiber in my food. That seems to have done the trick!
This is so awesome, I want to spread the message. Sadly, the message I hear bouncing around out there is "stop eating sugar". That just doesn't work for me, and it is not necessary! The real message is this:
Eat Less Fructose! Eat plenty of Soluble Fiber!Food is too much a part of who I am to simply chop out an important element like sugar. I enjoy preparing tasty foods, sharing them, and eating them. Cooking is a wonderful hobby, and it is an important cultural element. Dex+ hacking is the way to go!
I hope that one day other people will create and share their own Dex+ recipes, food labels will proudly list grams of fructose and of soluble fiber, and stores will offer lovely Dex+ confections. Now, I'm really happy that I've discovered this new path, and I don't see ever turning back.