Watch Out: Sugar and protein can make you fat

If forced to choose among the many delicious treats I’ve been lucky enough to eat over the years, I’d have to say that the most yummy one is probably the many times when I still lived in Montreal and I would make an excursion to sit down at the deli counter to chazook a full-fat Schwartz’s smoked meat sandwich (with extra pickles and French fries smothered in ketchup and maybe a bit of chopped liver on the side) and that combination was always, of course, accompanied by either a Cherry Coke or the plainer model Coke (my mouth watered even as I wrote that bit – still is watering, in fact, days later as I edit it).

Well, I used to weigh a lot more in those days and according to a new study, that’s not surprising at all.

This study, which was done on 27 healthy volunteers, found that a sugary drink with a higher-protein meal lowers the body’s ability to burn fat.

Bad news, if you ask me, cuz what I take away from this is that the next time I visit Schwartz’s, and I don’t want to gain too much weight from my standard order, I’ll just have to have leave the Coke out of that order.

I hope the other deli counter patrons don’t laugh too hard at me.