Don’t Fool Yourself – diet food?
Don’t fool yourself.
You are not a piggybank.
It is not just calories in = calories out.
That plan doesn’t work for long term weight loss.
It doesn’t work.
And, it will never work.
If you are planning your New Years weight loss plan, instead of doing what you have done in the past that didn’t bring lasting results, why not try what works.
Eat real food.
Give up packaged diet food first, then start moving out all the processed, packaged food.
Companies like Weight Watchers offer a plethora of processed junk food to hopeful dieters. I know that diet programs can be successfully followed using Real Food, so that is great if you can do it that way.
Most dieters fool themselves and believe that skipping a meal means you “saved calories” and can eat junk food later in the day, as long as the calories or points come in under the line.
Your metabolism doesn’t work that way.
Are you eating packaged diet food hoping that a cart full of Lean Cuisine or Smart Ones, will help with weight loss?
No, it won’t help you get lean and no, it is not fine cuisine.
Eating toxic food will not lead to weight loss or to health gain.
What makes a food toxic?
Chemicals, preservatives, dyes, artificial flavor, artificial sweeteners, MSG, trans fats (hydrogenated fats) genetically modified ingredients (non-organic corn, maltodextrin, soy, canola, corn syrup).
Diet food usually contains many of these toxic ingredients.
Weight Watchers puts its stamp of approval on more than just Smart Ones.
Weight Watchers is tripping you up with low point goodies that they market including:
Those Twinkie knock-offs are made from 70 ingredients.
The more toxic ingredients in their Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling:
- hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil (trans fat)
- propylene glycol (antifreeze)
- potassium sorbate preservatives
- sugar, corn syrup, dextrose, maltodextrin (sugar x 4)
- polysorbate 60
- titanium dioxide
- artificial flavor
- yellow 5, yellow 6
What happens when we eat these chemicals?
The liver has to deal with the toxic burden.
The liver is your body’s filter and must deal with the ever-increasing load of toxins we take in. A clogged liver sabotages weight loss because the body stores excess toxins in fat cells.
If you regularly clog your liver with processed food (even food that is just 2 Points!) you will not lose weight and be healthy.
Will we lose weight eating highly processed frozen dinners?
Maybe the scale moves a tad, but for how long.
The best way to lose weight is to stop eating processed food.
It isn’t as strange or as difficult as you might imagine.
I used to eat Lean Cuisine, Prego and Pasta, Hot Pockets, Kraft Mac n Cheese, Smart Ones, and other similar food-like products.
I was the Big Mac queen and lover of Dairy Queen.
I changed because I was sick; that motivated me.
I started eating three meals a day of simple food like eggs, fish, chicken, meat along with lots of vegetables (salads, steamed, sautéed, roasted) and a little fruit, usually berries. I eat nuts and seeds but I gave up wheat, barley and rye 100% and most other grains are gone from my meals.
Yes, I understand how busy you are.
We are all busy. Too busy.
I know, we feel there isn’t enough time to workout, cook and take care of ourselves.
Those are destructive thoughts that we can change.
I believe that it is NOT OK to be unhealthy if we there is something we can do to change.
By the way, the Food Pyramid is wrong and the “low fat” message is wrong.
- This won’t be your year to finally lose that weight if you are following the old paradigm.
God knew we needed real nutrients for health.
Real fat, like butter. Even cholesterol plays a vital role in the body and we have stopped eating one of the most nutritious foods, eggs from pasture-raised chickens, preferably.
Protein from wild caught fish and (organically raised, grass-fed/finished) animals builds and repairs the body. Animal protein helps provide amino acids we need to make the happy, feel good brain chemicals called neurotransmitters.
Vegetables, fruit, seeds and nuts are essential for building and maintaining health, providing nutrients, antioxidants, phytochemicals and more.
You can’t eat out of boxes, cans, packages and drive up windows and hope for health and weight loss.
Make a move to change, and eat real food, drink pure water and move your body.
Don’t know where to start?
Don’t have money.
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