10 Food Facts That Might Make You “FED UP” With Your Eating Habits + Giveaway
“The film the food industry doesn’t want you to see.”
I am half terrified and half looking forward to seeing “Fed Up.” I know it will make me disgusted when I realize how much sugar I eat on a daily basis, but I also know I will never change unless it is thrown in my face. Am I ready to change? I sure hope so! Just the thought of going without sugar for 10 minutes makes me nervous, let alone 10 days! I live off of Dr. Pepper, Oreos and M & M’s. When I saw the poster for this movie I knew I was in trouble! Then I heard that Oreos and soda are also mentioned. This will be the longest 10 days of my life! I am still determined to follow through with the challenge. Even though I look fit and healthy on the outside, I depend on caffeine and sugar to get me through the day. I would love to have the energy I need without running for a soda. I would also love to not have headaches on the days that I am trying to limit my intake. If you are looking for some interesting facts about the food and ready to do a complete makeover of your eating habits, you have to check out “Fed Up!” Your mind and body will thank you!
“For the past 30 years, everything we thought we knew about food and exercise is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever. The film opens in theaters across the country on May 9th.“
Produced by Katie Couric, Laurie David
Here are 10 food facts that might make you “Fed Up” with your eating habits:
1 – There are 600,000 food items in America. 80% have added sugar.
2 – By the year 2050 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes.
3 – In 2010 there were 58,000 adolescents diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. In 1980 there were ZERO.
4 – You would need to swim for 1 hour and 12 minutes to burn the calories from 1 medium french fry.
5 – 2 packs of Gushers have the same amount of sugar as one Yoplait yogurt…6.5 teaspoons!
6 – Only 30% of people suffering from diet-related diseases are actually obese. Looks can be deceiving.
7 – Sugar is addictive…literally. In studies 40 out of 43 cocaine addicted rats chose sugar water over cocaine when given the choice. Specifically, Oreos were shown to be more addictive than cocaine according to brain scans.
8 – There are 56 different words for “sugar” on ingredient labels.
9 – The recommended daily amount of sugar is equal to HALF a can of soda. (or 6 teaspoons)
10 – There is more sugar in a jar of Prego (12.5 teaspoons) than in a bag of M & M’s (7 teaspoons).
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