Beginning to get the seriousness here.
This from Dr. Mercola ...
Fructose and Weight Gain
Taubes has also delved deep into the science of fructose,and his new book,Why We Get Fat: and What to Do About it, explains why a low-carb diet is the path to optimal health. His excellent New York Times article,Is Sugar Toxic? also shed much needed light on this issue. At the heart of the low-carb theory is this: You don't get fat simply because you overeat—you overeat because your fat tissue is accumulating excess fat. But why would your fat tissue continuously accumulate fat if you're not simply "eating too much and exercising too little"? Because:
1. Dietary carbohydrates,especially fructose,are the primary source of a substance called glycerol-3-phosphate (g-3-p), which causes fat to become fixed in fat tissue,and
2. At the same time,high carb intake raises your insulin levels, which prevents fat from being released The resulting equation is simple: fructose and dietary carbohydrates (grains,which break down into sugar) lead to obesity and related health issues.