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2 Pounds of Sugar?

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. steff

    i did see that episode of top chef, and i agree that she deserved to go home. however, while they were getting all riled up about the sugar, i kept wondering to myself “how many servings was the split between?”

    for example, if 300 children were eating that pudding that would be just over an ounce of sugar for each child. that’s bad (especially considering that bananas are high in sugar to being with) but not unheard of.

    i’m glad she got kicked off, her dish was NOT healthy or (it seems) delicious, but I just wish they’d given more info about the reality of it.

    1. hundredtenpounds

      Good point about the servings. Since it is a reality show, it’s hyped for the drama. So maybe it wasn’t quite as bad.

  2. lisaou11

    I don’t have kids either but it’s something I think about often. RAising my kids to value healthy eating but also moderation.

    I live in Oklahoma and I know we are top 10 of fattest states the country. It’s very frustrating and I dont think enough is being done to change that statistic.

  3. Katie @ Health for the Whole Self

    I saw that Top Chef episode, and I also thought she deserved to get kicked off because of the sugar…although, as the above commenter mentioned, they didn’t say how many servings it was split between.

    In general, I hate that when we want kids to eat something, our automatic response is just to sweeten it up with lots of sugar. There must be a better way!

    1. hundredtenpounds

      There has to be a better way! That and not bribing them with sweets.

  4. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    “I don’t have kids. Someday I hope to and I hope I can pass on a passion for healthy eating and exercise” >>>> THis is my goal too!!!
    I havent seen Top Chef (I dont think it is on in Australia)…we have Master Chef which may be similar?

    1. hundredtenpounds

      Maybe…I think they did a few seasons of Master Chefs competing for a title. We watched one season of that. Do you get Netflix in Australia? It’s such a good show!

  5. lisasfoods

    That report was fairly discouraging, except I think Massachusetts came in as number four. That makes me feel more hopeful about where I live, except it doesn’t mean we live without problems of obesity.

  6. Michelle

    Two pounds of sugar is disgusting! I know that my city is one of the most obese in Canada, and it’s really sad. I wish that people had the opportunity to get more educated about what to eat.

  7. Julie @ Pickley Pear

    Detroit is usually on top of the “fattest Cities” list :(. My family has always been pretty healthy, but we work at it. I didn’t see that Top Chef episode, but I’m glad that girl went home too, that is ridiculous.

  8. Joanna

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while and really enjoy it.
    I haven’t commented yet, but was moved to comment when I read what you said about growing up in a food restrictive household. My family had the same approach and I developed the same habits you mentioned, especially with sneaking and hiding food/treats.
    I’m just starting to understand what this has meant for my relationship to food and my overall weight struggle. I also used to think it was something that was wrong with me and still have a lot of guilt.
    Thank you for talking about the issue – it really helps to know someone else had a similar experience.
    I don’t have kids yet, but when I do someday, I plan to make sure they have a balanced approach to eating with no ‘off limit’ foods.
    Thanks for the inspiration you provide with your blog. 🙂

    1. hundredtenpounds

      I’m glad you could relate. I really do believe that my childhood had something to do with my food issues as an adult.

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