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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

HFCS Challenge an interview with my A


Today I had an opportunity to sit down with my A and discuss how the HFCS challenge was going.

STD: what made you decide to give up HFCS for a week?

A: I feel that we are losing touch with what we are eating and I wanted to do something that would force me to think more about what I was eating

STD: Why HFCS

A: High fructose corn syrup is easy to identify since is a lot of words, it is also everywhere and most people don’t realize how prevalent it is in our diets. To me it is a symbol of what is wrong with our food chain.
I wanted to choose something people could relate to and something that was achievable. You can’t really just give up all processed foods or corn based products easily but anyone can do this if they try

STD: Do you think others will follow you?

A: Actually there are at least 4 other people who are undertaking the HFCS this week. I plan on making it into an annual things, hopefully more and more people will participate. I eventually hope to have t-shirts, all good events have t-shirts

STD: We were supposed to do this interview on Monday what is the deal?

A: Stephen did you get to day care on time today? Yes you did I drove both you and the swaddlepotimous to daycare. I always remember to feed you and I even let you in or out every single time you ask. I seems to recall letting you out at 3:30 this morning so please forgive me if your blog, sorry I mean odd is not at the top of my priority list in case you have not noticed I have been a little bit lately.

STD: I guess I touched a never with that one, are you experiencing HFCS withdrawal?
you do realize I am something of an internet celebrity?

A: I am sure you are

STD: What has been the hardest thing about the giving up HFCS so far?

A: I am finding it difficult not to slip up it is so easy to say well it really does not matter I can just eat that, but in doing so I would be letting down America. We really need more transparency in what we eat and if I fail we all fail. If you want to enact change you need to be able to do it at the personal level first.

STD: Are there any products that contain HFCS that surprised you?

A: quite a few actually, a lot of yogurts do as do most loaves bread and hamburger rolls even the bread I thought was healthy has HFCS. Some deli meats use HFCS, you really have to be careful. I am sure I will find more products as I get hungrier.

STD: Do you think you will make it the whole week without ingesting HFCS

A: Yes I do really this is a very doable thing and I would like to see more people try it. I have the further motivation of not wanting to lose to Steve Walker. I would eat rocks for a week to beat that guy.

STD: Well it sounds like you are on the right track. Please keep us posted.

2 Comments:

At March 3, 2010 at 5:08:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stephen,
Perhaps "SD" would be better initials?

 
At March 29, 2010 at 8:11:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stephen you really should link to your new site. Love the logo

 

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