Could you please pass the Dimethylpolysiloxane?

With my nutrition coaching clients, I try to build in a “cheat meal” into their plan. Call it a once a week meal where anything goes.  I make it clear that it is a “free meal”.  Not a free weekend or a free day to go on a food bender…it is A SINGLE MEAL!
I tell them to save that meal, bank it if you will, for the occasions that you have plans to go out to dinner, a birthday or anniversary, get together with friends.  Use that free meal to eat what you have secretly craved all week.  Eat it and get it out of your system.

A couple of things usually happen.  They eat the forbidden food and find out that there was really no satisfaction/gratification from the meal that they thought they would have. They were pining away all week for this one “treat” and, nothing.  The other thing that happens?  This meal doesn’t often sit well in the stomach.  Go figure…healthy nutrition, to general garbage down the pipe and your body reacts!  Funny thing is, many people tell me that their “treat” is french fries.

I came across an article detailing the real info on Wendy’s “natural” fries.  They are supposed to be a “healthier” version.  Healthier deep fried potatoes…really?? Healthier than what?

This is what the article said:

“The fries are sprayed with sodium acid pyrophosphate, a chemical that prevents them from turning brown from two baths in frying oil – one at the factory and one at the store.  They are also dusted with dextrose, a sugar derived from corn, for similar purposes.
And just like every other fast food chain, Wendy’s frying oil is dosed with dimethylpolysiloxane, a silocone based chemical that helps the vegetable oil from getting foaming after countless rounds of frying”

AND that my friends is what you are dumping into your body and your children’s bodies.  Think about that for a minute.  Your “treat” is a chemical science experiment… yummy is that???

The point is simple.  Eat foods that nourish you.  Not foods that become a science project.

Eat real food…is it really that hard?
Why poison yourself or your kids….because that is what it is… are not “treating” yourself or you kids.

Stop putting some kind of emotional value to crappy food. Eat real food and move towards having endless energy.

Do you even know what dimethylpolysiloxane is???  Why on earth would you feed it to you or your kids???  Would you hand them a can of oil with a straw and say slurp away???

Think before you eat.




  1. Then why do those fries taste so-o-o-o-o good?!?! These chemicals should be illegal. I’ve tried to pass off baked sweet potato fries, sprayed with olive oil and lightly sea-salted as an equivalent treat but somehow they fall short in the eyes of the kids. Carrie, you’re so right to say it again and again — the key is real food. If you had to peel it, cut it, wash it, chop it — prepare it, it’s bound to be a better start — add to it what you are willing to accept — I doubt anyone would consciously add dimethylpolysiloxane, but some fresh herbs and a little olive oil would be delish!

    1. I think so many people have forgotten that real food actually tastes good!! Their palates are coated in a film of chemicals 🙁

      If there is time to watch TV then there is time to make a healthy meal!! Same goes for exercise!!

      Thanks for your comment 11 – as always, very insightful!!!

  2. Hi Carrie. And one wonders why the population of North America is so fat. No one really knows anymore what goes in food anymore especially in fast food restaurants. They say that they are creating new foods and menu that suppose to be healthy or healthier hmmmm…… one wonders… By the way Carrie congrats on your Disney Mom.

  3. Wow, I knew the fries were bad but didn’t imagine they were this bad! Really supports my decision not to eat them nor give them to my daughter.

    Congrats too on becoming a Disney Mom! I’d love some thoughts on how to eat better at Disney. We’re there at least two times a year and try to make good choices but would love to decrease the amount of food and milk we bring from home.

  4. I was just checking out a venue for a client event and the sales associate that I was meeting with was telling me that they do a lot of weddings. The latest trend she has seen that couples are asking for with their catering plan is an 11:00 hot dog and sausage BBQ!!!! You know you’re getting a little “oldish” when all you can think about is how unappealing is the idea of going to bed with heartburn!!!!

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