03 Oct FAT FREE YOURSELF!
Are you ready to break the chains holding you back from losing weight and getting super healthy?
There are too many who still believe that fat free/low fat food actually works and is good for you. A large part of what I do is helping others change their beliefs regarding food. It can be very confusing. I take the confusion out of it for you.
The problem with “fat-free” marketing is that it’s not sugar-free nor is it chemical-free. It’s got chemicals friend. Lots and lots of chemicals. If you follow the money trail back to where, when and how this “diet craze” started it’ll amaze you on how easily we were fooled. But we are on to them!
Here is a fun, interesting article to read: Let’s Go Back In Time. While it doesn’t go back to the history quite all the way, the not so subtle sarcasm is hopefully enough to lift the blinders off a little. It seems that if the “right” people are saying it, society tends to believe it. This is not a solid foundation to put your core beliefs. It’s true that if someone says something with enough conviction over and over again, people will start to believe it… even if it’s not true. Huh? Use your gray matter on this stuff for discernment and commonsense.
Think about it. All of those companies pushing their low fat or fat free foods claim that their products help people lose weight. However, they are still selling their “regular food” as well. Why would they do that if the other stuff was bad for us? A: Money.
Think about how back in the day, we as a society, were not struggling as much as we are today with weight and illnesses. What was different? They didn’t have chemical laden low fat or fat free foods!
Low fat and fat free foods do NOT help you to lose weight and are not good for us. Plain and simple.
Here’s how low fat and fat free foods make you fat. First, our bodies weren’t made to consume toxic chemicals. One of the things a body does in reaction to chemicals (zero nutrients) is put on fat! A body can handle about a decade or so of being fed chemicals in food before it then reacts with illness, diseases rooted in inflammation.
Foods with fat (ie: avacados) tend to taste better than their low fat or fat free counterparts. They sate and satisfy with nutrients.
So when companies reduce or take out the fat, the taste goes with it. They can’t sell it that way so they add chemicals for flavor. You’ve got tons of salt and tons of chemical sugars, and tons of fake ‘natural’ flavorings. You’ve also got odd bulking, binding agents, flavor enhancers and even artificial flavoring.
Those bulking agents might be making you full but there are no nutrients feeding your bod, so you eat more thinking you’re hungry because your body is not being fed actual nutrients. It’s an ugly cycle.
Statistically you’ll end up eating 28% or more calories when you eat fat free foods.
I am not saying that if you just eat less of the low fat or fat free foods you’ll be fine. I’m saying stop eating them. Just switch. Eat an apple. Eat some fresh organic veggies. Eat real food. Just for the record: REAL FOOD ROTS.
Your body needs fat, but good fat. Foods like avocados, nuts; almonds, cashews, walnuts, seeds, to name a few. Try cooking with organic coconut oil instead of margarine. Please stop using fake butter… it’s about one molecule away from being plastic! Real butter is fine. Eat an actual egg. Not egg beaters, but an actual brown organic egg. So rich and yummy!
Going the easy route with low fat or fat free foods, or heaven forbid fast foods, letting companies do the “extra legwork” for you, is just a bad idea. It is lazy and will make you fat AND even worse ill. It stinks to feel like crap all the time. Tired, listless, emotional, yuck! No thanks.
Successful weight loss begins with making good healthy food choices and sometimes it may mean changing your thoughts along with your lifestyle – and grocery list! But the key is to keep all of your health decisions in your hands. Stop believing the diet, low fat, zero calorie fads and HYPE!
Keep researching and learning about food and make sure to keep your health in your hands and you’ll be on the road to gaining pure health and feeling awesome.
This doesn’t mean getting on some diet you heard about. Don’t go off the deep end the other way. Keep your commonsense intact. I wish we would stop naming ways to eat, or calling them different things every few years. It’s simply PROPER NUTRITIONAL EATING. (types of foods, timing and portions: it’s not rocket science).
Your body needs carbs… they are called Vegetables. Eat real food. Remember: it rots. In other words, it’s not found in your freezer and you don’t nuke it for dinner and it’s not in a box in your pantry.
Don’t overthink it. Keep it simple and logical.
And just for the record, just so you don’t go crazy with this stuff I want to share this: You will not be able to sustain this 100% perfect eating pattern all the time 24/7 for the rest of your life… so be kind to yourself. Just keep doing better and getting better at it.
We are human. We slip. It’s okay. No one likes to be around someone obsessed with food. It’s exhausting. If you start going all 100% with this, no slip ups or I’m a failure mentality – you’re going to hit a wall. Let it go. Get back on the track, the 95% track.
Going over clients eating patterns is a MAJOR proponent of your fitness assessment at Full-Body Fitness. You can check out more HERE! Why just yesterday a new client said that after ONE DAY of eating the way we discussed at his fitness assessment he has more energy and slept better! He is down 8 lbs in a week!
I hear this all the time! It makes me so happy that they are feeling great and to be a part of that.
If you’d like more clarification on the when to eat, what to eat and how much to eat – just get with me. I am here to help you. It’s actually easier to eat well than it is to eat poorly. And quite frankly it’s less expensive. It always happens when the habits are formed and lived out, and I will stand by that definitive statement!
Hugs and Blue Skies,