Thursday, October 16, 2008

The horrible truth about some parents claims...

No, you can't have that, it's full of sugar, it will rot your teeth!

What is it you may wonder that she's babbling about? Cap'tn Crunch, Fruit Loops, Fruity Pebbles and so many more...

I cannot tell a live, now and again I like some Captn Crunch, or either of the two Fruit cereals listed above among others. They were a rare treat when I was a kid (despite the fact that my Dad practically lived on Fruit Loops) because there was too much sugar...

Now, I also really love Special K. On the surface of things it's as close to health as Captn Crunch is far away. I mean really, it's used to lose weight... The Special K diet? I've used it. So looking at just the calories there is no difference whatsoever. So, let's take a look at the most important part for the conversation at hand. Carbohydrates are the measure of how much sugar is in something...

And here it all comes crashing down and all the horror stories I heard as a kid come to pass!

There IS more sugar in Captn Crunch... An entire GRAM of it!!! Oh dear God, is nothing sacred? I can practically hear my teeth rotting. A gram of sugar... I've got to go brush...

2 comments:

alan said...

At my size (5' 8", down to 284 from 309) and having fought this battle once before (288-188 four years ago) I know that carbs are the enemy.

Yet there are times that a bowl of Golden Crisp starts calling me and I just have to...

The Hills Brothers "French Vanilla Capuccino" each morning doesn't help either, I'm sure!

Sometimes, as Will Rogers said, we just have to let a bit of cussedness out!

alan

Samantha said...

Well, we can fight the good fight together! I'm a bit heavy too, actually about the same weight, but a couple inches taller than you. I still look way bigger than I want to... Tired of being hunted by the Japanese whaling fleet when I go swimming in the ocean... That's why I got a new stealth bathing suit!

But yeah, sometimes you just gotta be bad... I figure I've been being so good otherwise, an occasional walk on the wild side isn't a bad thing right?! Gave up caffeine, cigarettes (years ago) most candy, cakes, junk food, most dairy, soda, and so much more... Some cereal now and again won't kill me... Thought truth to tell, one of my favorites cereals is Honey Nut Cherios... Taste good, and they are good for me!