Did White Bread Make this Bird Fat? Sugar Shocker

Photos - Feb. 3, 2014 007Lately, one of my favorite things to do is watch the ocean waves and sunsets.

But today, I couldn't stop watching a bird that weighs far more than his flying coutnerparts.

This sight is not uncommon in an area where obviously nutritionally illerate- passers-by feed these poor birds scraps of white bread and other processed scraps.. 

White bread or refined starches such as white rice, white pasta and other foods from white flour — act much like sugar once your body starts to digest them. 

In short, as Michael Pollan so eloquently put it in Food Rules: An Eater's Manual,"The whiter the bread, the sooner you'll be dead." Pollan was quoting some cross-cultural grandmotherly advice, which suggests, as he put it, that "as far as the body is concerned, white flour is not much different from sugar."

It's "little more than a shot of glocse," Pollan explains.

Is it any wonder that this bird is overweight — or is it obese? 

By the way, this bird also was somewhat  lazy — it let me get very close before it darted (barely flew) off to a nearby rock.  

On the other hand, his or her fellow birds do lots more  flying and swooping.

So sad that we're harming these poor birds. 

Join the conversation. What do you think? Is this bird fat because we humans made it that way? Post your comment here.

Sugar was once my go-to "drug." Now, I'm an ex-sugar-addicted journalist. ALL 44 of my baffling ailments vanished after I reluctantly kicked the sweet stuff and quickie carbs in 1998. Now, I’m author of the expose, Sugar Shock (Berkley Books, 2006) and Beyond Sugar Shock (Hay House, 2012), which gives you a simple, proven plan to kick sweets. My next book, Crush Your Crazy Cravings™ -- which I'm now completing -- will give you easy, tested tools to squash your cravings for sugar, salt and fatty foods. I’m also a motivational speaker, certified life coach, certified health coach, media guest, and Gab with the Gurus host. I'm also organizer for the upcoming Sugar World Summit. Let’s connect on social media!

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