By Michael Anchors, MD, PhD
Today standing in a long line at the CVS drugstore, I noticed that all the people in front of me bought the items they came for, but also at the last moment, grabbed candy. At the counter there is a long shelf of every kind of candy. I stayed for a while, hid behind a counter and watched. Fully 90% of the customers bought candy. If you are trying to lose weight and such nonsense goes on, you will never lose weight!
Order #9. Stop snacking.
It is high insulin that makes people fat. Not calories. Between meals you have to let your insulin come down and stay down for a while. Even a little candy or a soda messes up that plan. I don’t mind a small dessert after a meal–your insulin goes up after the meal anyway–but not a snack between meals.
And reminding you that just because a Coke is a liquid, does not mean it is not also a snack.