As a kid, I really loved watching “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” I bet you a million bucks that I have seen that movie close to twenty times!
Like many kids, my favorite scenes of the movie showcased the Oompa Loompas and their awesome songs. Whoever came up with those catchy tunes is a marketing genius!
Well, the movie was on TV not too long ago and I just had to watch it. You know what I realized?
The Oompa Loompas Had It Right!
Check out these lyrics:
“What do you get when you guzzle down sweets;
Eating as much as an elephant eats.
What are you at getting terribly fat?
What do you think will come of that?
I don’t like the look of it.”
The Oompa Loompas sing this after the junk food lover Augustus Gloop falls into the chocolate river and gets sucked up the pipe.
The only thing I would change would be “sweets” to “yucky processed crap.” It doesn’t rhyme, but it makes the message crystal clear! 😀
Are You Guilty of Guzzling Sweets?
So many Americans are addicted to sweets. And no wonder, when every holiday or tradition that is celebrated here is associated one way or another with sweets!
What do you give someone for Valentine’s Day? Chocolate. What do you take with you to a Christmas party? Candy and cookies. What is expected at a Birthday party? Cake and ice cream.
And what about TV? Did you know that the average American watches close to 4 hours of television per day? That’s about 24 3-minute commercial breaks, the majority of which are centered on food!
Of course, this isn’t healthy raw food that’s being advertised. It’s processed, fatty fast food. It’s nutrionally bankrupt frozen entrees. And let us not forget the candy, candy, and more candy!
All of which are brimming with refined sugar!
The Sweet Solution
What so many people just don’t understand is that the craving for sweets is not the issue. We all crave sweets because our natural diet is one high in simple carbohydrates. A high-carb diet is the diet that humans are anatomically designed to eat and so it is the diet that our bodies thrive on.
The issue arises in our attempt to manage these cravings. When we are hungry or looking for something sweet, many of us turn to refined products like cakes and cookies to satisfy our cravings. What we should be doing is turning to the best sweet tooth satisfier of all…fruit!
That’s right. If you treat your body right by eliminating (or at least reducing) processed junk from your diet and replacing it with lots of healthy sweet fruit, you will achieve amazing health results.
And because you are still eating “sweets,” you will no longer crave sugary junk food!
It’s a win-win situation!
Where to Start?
That’s easy! Simply replace some of your sweet food staples (i.e. chocolate, cookies, ice cream, etc.) with fresh, raw fruit. This is an easy step that you can take *today* to beat your refined sugar addiction and get started on the raw food path.
So listen to your Oompa Loompa friends: stop gorging on junky sweets and get down with your fruity side.
Okay, I added that last bit. 😉
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