Month: January 2010

Foods to NEVER eat

Before I get to the article today on the 4 foods that you should NEVER eat
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4 Foods to NEVER eat
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Two of these foods (or drink) below, I would NEVER eat all, and the other
2, I would only eat in very small quantities. If you want to stop
struggling with bodyfat, and also have superior health, these foods should
be minimized or eliminated. I’ll explain more…
 
1. Soy
 
Despite being heavily marketed and promoted as a “health food” by the
multi billion dollar soy industry, this food has more drawbacks than it
does benefits. In fact, I would label soymilk, isolated soy protein, and
tofu as junk foods.
 
And don’t even get me started on the excess estrogenic compounds in
processed soy… if you want to increase your belly fat, keep pounding
down that soymilk and tofu!
 
A small amount unprocessed soy, such as edamame, is not a big deal…
especially if it’s organic. And small amounts of fermented soy such as
tempe and miso are ok too (because the fermentation reduces anti-nutrients
in soy)… but try to minimize/eliminate most other forms of soy… and
that includes soybean oil, which is in almost ALL processed foods,
commercial salad dressings, etc.
 
A fully detailed article on the health issues surrounding soy can be found
here:
 
http://www.truthaboutabs.com/soy-foods-make-you-fat.html
 
 
2. Wheat
 
Most people don’t realize this, but a large % of the total population has
at least some degree of intolerance to digesting wheat… particularly the
high gluten content of wheat.
 
Most people are not full blown Celiacs (who need to avoid wheat entirely),
but the majority of people would find improvements to their health and
bodyfat by testing eliminating wheat for several weeks, and taking note of
how they feel, look, and their measurements.
 
I know it’s a hard thing to do since a HUGE portion of the modern western
diet is made from wheat products, but I’ve found it’s quite easy to do at
home once you get used to it.  Dining out is a different story.
 
Personally, I choose to almost entirely avoid wheat in all of my meals at
home.  I only dine out occasionally, or on vacations, so that’s the only
time when I eat wheat.
 
A more detailed description of the issues with wheat and how it affects
your body can be found here:
 
http://www.truthaboutabs.com/2-foods-beware-weight-gain.html
 
 
3.  Soda or sweetened drinks (including commercial juices)
 
This is one that I personally choose to NEVER consume! Even on cheat days,
vacations, or dining out, I think this stuff is pure evil enough to never
even touch.
 
If you care about your body at all, there’s just no reason to consume soda
in any amount. It’s pure sugar (or worse, high fructose corn syrup), has
ZERO nutrition, and has many other issues related to the additives, acids,
etc.
 
In addition, the consumption of this calorically-dense but
nutritionally-absent liquid actually makes your body crave more food,
because you consumed calories without consuming any nutrients. It also
spikes your blood sugar out of whack causing wild blood sugar swings and
additional cravings.
 
I’m always amazed how many people tell me that they are desperately trying
to lose wt, but yet I see them drinking a soda.  I don’t get it.
 
 
4.  Anything deep fried (or anything with trans fats)
 
You would think the entire population should know by now how dangerous
consuming trans fats really is… yet people ignore these dangers and
scarf down deep fried foods like french fries, corn chips, and donuts
every day.
 
If you study some of the biochemical reactions that take place in the body
of humans after consuming trans fats, you would realize this is
essentially a poison.
 
It’s not a poison that’s going to kill you immediately, but it’s a poison
that causes inflammation throughout the body, and even detrimentally
affects all of your cell membranes (remember from bio101 that your cell
membranes need fats for their composition, and trans fats disrupt healthy
cell membranes).
 
I’ve found that if I can get people to view trans fats as the true POISON
that they really are, they finally realize the importance of avoiding them
ENTIRELY… and to stop poisoning their kids too by allowing them to eat
deep fried foods (especially important for kids to avoid trans fats since
it can impair development)
 
Here’s an article I did previously on good trans fats vs bad trans fats:
 
http://www.truthaboutabs.com/trans-fats.html
 
 
Please fwd on this important newsletter to any of your friends and family
that you care about their health.
 
Til next newsletter,
Don’t be lazy… be lean.
 
Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Founder – http://TruthAboutAbs.com & http://BusyManFitness.com
 
 
 
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