Eating healthy is a crucial factor of any healthy lifestyle regime. Dieting causes thoughts of deprivation and most diet plans cannot be maintained long-term. Instead, let’s revamp your current eating regime with avoiding these five foods because they are just not healthy for you and can pack on unwanted extra weight. Try to view food in a manner that you will ask yourself these important questions, “What are you going to get from eating this food?” and “Is this food nutritious to your body or is it a toxin with possible unhealthy side effects?”
Avoid These Foods
Avoid simple carbohydrates found in processed foods as they are empty calorie foods and offer zero nutrients to your body. Examples of most common simple carbohydrates are sucrose in simple sugar, white flour, honey, candy, cake, jam, biscuits, molasses, high fructose corn syrup, lactose in milk, maltose in most packaged cereals. Instead, consume complex carbohydrates especially vegetables like spinach, broccoli, zucchini, kale, and pears.
Sugar And Sugary Beverages
Sugary beverages pack on the pounds and lead to over-consumption of calories. Water is the best option when it comes to beverages. On a daily basis, in my private practice, I see many individuals who are dehydrated. It is more common than we think. Our bodies are made up of water, so it’s crucial that we replenish our bodies with water. If you want to add a flavor to your water, then organic squeezed lemon along with organic stevia is a nice option.
Corn, MSG, Soy Isolate Protein Powder
These are all excitotoxins with no nutritional value. Soy and corn are fed to animals to fatten them up quickly, even grass fed animals that are not grass finished are fed maize (corn) and soy for several months before slaughter cause it is a high-starch food! Well, it does the same for us! Instead, you can opt for popped sorghum as it is easy to assimilate fiber and high in theanine which elevates mood and helps curb cravings.
The protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and triticale is growing problematic for many individuals. Gluten causes inflammation, and it increases zonulin production and thereby increases intestinal permeability. Several good books on this topic are Wheat Belly, Grain Brain, and The Second Brain.
French Fries, deep-fried foods, potato chips, onion rings, tempura, donuts and any fried food item is a High-calorie, high-fat cooked food to avoid. Today, most people are eating too many omega-6 fats from corn, vegetable oil, soybeans, sunflower oil, and canola oil.
To keep it simple, start eliminating one of the above food groups every Saturday and monitor how you feel. After five weeks, you should be free of the foods that are throwing your weight loss/management issues in a tizzy. Monitor your energy level, hunger level, mood, happiness and weight.