Avoid This Food, Try That Food Instead!
by Jackie Burgmann, creator of "Hot at Home" - The Transformation Solution for People Who Hate The Gym
In the interest of being the healthiest version of you possible, it's a great idea to make sure what you put into your body is also the healthiest food possible.
As Mom used to say, "You are what you eat" ... and this really is VERY true.
Think about it logically: if you don't eat healthfully how can you expect your body to process garbage and produce a healthy body as the result?
Give your body the good nutrition it craves and you'll be surprised at the stunning changes towards better health and even easier weight loss that you can achieve.
Keep reading to find out about some simply AWFUL foods that you'll want to avoid as much as possible, plus some great suggestions to replace the bad with some good.
Avoid packaged foods and processed foods as much as possible.
Almost ALL processed and packaged foods contain some degree of additives and chemicals (added as emulsifiers
like soy lecithin or preservatives to prolong shelf life).
When shopping for groceries, try to stick to 'one ingredient' foods such as fresh vegetables, fruits and berries, lean meats, seafood, dairy and eggs, and unprocessed raw nuts and seeds.
Basically, keep your eyes peeled for whole, natural foods, as close as possible to how you'd find them before any human touches them.
Artificial sweeteners are poison.
Pretty much any kind of artificial sweetener you can find out there is surely going to be something absolutely chock full of chemicals, if not made 100% out of chemicals.
Why would you expect your body to even know what to do with that crap? Stay away from this stuff.
Hint: diet sodas and most other 'sugar-free' products are some of the worst culprits out there for exposing you to huge amounts of artificial sweeteners.
Even the artificial sweeteners that claim to be made from sugar have had chemical processes applied to them to remove the calories.
In a word: YUK !
Opt for sweetening your food and beverages with natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. They are much healthier and much more nutritious than artificial sweeteners.
Honey and maple syrup also contain lots of healthy enzymes and anti-oxidants that your body does know how to digest and use.
Or, if you're counting your calories, try Stevia. It's a natural product (it's a plant leaf) and has no calories.
Also try to avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).
There's nothing good about it, and it certainly is NOT a 'health food' as the manufacturers may have you believe. It's highly processed and nothing but empty calories (and a lot of them at that) with little to no nutritional value.
You'll notice that a VERY high number of packaged and processed foods actually contain some amount (usually a lot) of high fructose corn syrup. So, if you're eating a large amount of processed foods, you're consuming far more HFCS than you probably realize.
However, if you're avoiding consuming too much packaged and processed foods because of the reasons just mentioned, it will be a whole lot easier to avoid high fructose corn syrup, too.
And by the way, regular soda-pop is sweetened with 100% HFCS and sugar. YIKES! That's a LOT of empty calories and NO nutrition in each and every can.
Refined Sugar is referred to by many as "White Death", and there's a reason for that. The stuff is extremely bad for you.
I would probably put refined white sugar in the exact same category as the above-mentioned high fructose corn syrup. And, maybe I'd rate it one teensy step better than artificial sweeteners.
There is absolutely no nutritional benefit to eating White Death Sugar. It's extremely processed (the word "refined" is just a fancy way of saying "processed") and offers nothing in the way of nutrients or even energy.
Can you say "blood sugar spike followed by huge crash"? Because that's all white sugar will get you. Well, that and lots of calories with no nutrition whatsoever.
If you MUST use sweetener your FAR better options are honey, maple syrup and stevia.
You'll still get a few extra calories and a moderate blood sugar spike with honey and maple syrup (depending on how much you use and what you're adding it to), but at least you'll get those healthy enzymes and anti-oxidants instead of just empty calories.
Stevia is your absolute best bet for avoiding the calories and the blood sugar spike and crash.
Seeing a bit of a theme here yet?
Processed equals BAD. Unprocessed equals GOOD.
This is the rule of thumb you'll want to stick to if you're really serious about changing your eating habits for easier weight loss or better health.
Remember, you ARE what you eat.
Garbage in will certainly equal garbage out.
So stay healthy, and keep that diet clean!!
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