Candy & Coke at CVS
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.
11/18/2020 06:30:49 am
The medical oncologist with whom I work also believes that spikes in sugar can lead to cancer growth in patients that have tumors. He doesn’t recommend eliminating carbs but asks patients to choose complex carbs that keep blood sugar from spiking sharply. Your thoughts?
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