Friday, March 21, 2014

Food to avoid at all cost!

Health > Healthy Life | By CGI Holistic Wellness Center

It will soon become the spring and we will see people starting their diet, which they might have stopped over the winter. I know some people that recently started to exercise to prepare their bodies for the coming summer. Well, it is already March. This is about the right time to start your diet if you plan to see the result around the summer.

My co-worker recently realized that his pants that were once so large that he could not wear do not fit him anymore. He was shocked and started his diet with some extreme fitness program he found on the internet. It has been a month since he started and he found something very interesting about his body. This fitness plan comes with some strict rules on foods. The first week he followed the rules. He immediately lost a few pounds. However, the second week, he started to fall back into his old habit. He had a cup of chocolate milk and cookies before going to sleep. He thought it was not that bad since he continued his exercise. He was surprised when he stepped on a scale. His weight was right back to where it was before the exercise. That extra sugar he consumed really worked against his effort and sweat he shed doing the extremely difficult exercise. As he stopped this bad eating habit, once again he stared to see his weight dropping little by little. Yeap! It is true. It only takes that little extra sugar. That is why you don’t see any exercise plan without some sort of meal plan.
If you are serious about being healthy and losing weight, here is a list of foods you should avoid at all cost.

1    1. White Bread: This is mostly bleached flour. Most of nutrients are taken off during the bleaching process and the stuff left for you to eat is something your body turns into fat.

2    2. Low fat/fat free products: Be aware that most of the products that are advertised as fat free or low fat contains extra sugar or other stuff to replace that fat. They appear to be healthier choice but they are really not. Research before buying any of these products to gain more insight as to whether it is really what it claims to be for your body.

3    3. Processed meats: Sausage, hotdog, and many other processed meats are high in sodium, and saturated fat but the more important thing you should know is that some chemicals used to make these products found to be harmful to the human body. Many studies have found that these chemicals increase the risk of cancer. When you buy meats read the labels and avoid any meat that contains sodium nitrite or MSG.

4    4. Margarines: Some margarines (hard ones like stick margarines) contain large amount of trans fat. Everyone knows by now how bad trans fat is to the human body. It increases the risk heart attack by increasing bad cholesterol level while decreasing good cholesterol in your body.

      5. Microwave Popcorn: This popular snack contains a lot of chemicals harmful to the human body. Of these chemicals, Diacetyl which some popcorn manufacturers claimed to ban, released while the popcorn is heated in a microwave, causes a serious lung disease called bronchiolitis obliterans. This is now widely known as “popcorn lung”  

I am sure there are much more to add to this list. I guess the main point is what you eat is as important as what you do for your body. Your sweat for your diet will be in vain if not combined with good food and eating habit.

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