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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Skinny on Sugar and Fake Sugar

The LivingAfterWLS Weekly Digest 10/19/2011:


Hello and Welcome!

With Halloween just around the corner and the feasting holidays coming right behind now is a good time to look at sugar, artificial sweeteners and the role they play in our weight loss surgery diets. I am always nervous about the "sugar" newsletter because if there is one thing health conscious people have strong opinions about it is sweet foods and how they get to be sweet. There is so much information (and mis-information) about sweets in the American diet that we can find "studies" or "proof" to support just about any position we want to take.

As a voice in the weight loss surgery community I seek the most current data from the sources we trust in this country to protect the health of the citizens. My sources include the Food and Drug Administration, The American Diabetes Association, The American Heart Association, The Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Medicine -- to name a few.

Today I've gathered some tidbits from these trusted sources to look at sugar, sugar substitutes, and sugar alcohol in the American diet and the weight loss surgery diet. I know that my fellow WLS patients are avid researchers and students and I invite you to take this information, expand on it with your own research, and apply to your personal experience. I believe you will find a suitable relationship with sweets in your healthy recovery from obesity with weight loss surgery.

And finally, this Halloween I wish you the best of life's treats as you pursue your dreams LivingAfterWLS!


Read the full digest in our archive: October 19, 2011

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