Here’s the deal. Your body is smart. Smarter than you are; sorry, but it is. We eat things all the time that are not good for us. Do we know when we are doing it? Yes, usually. Do we care? Usually not. However, the body does not have that luxury. It has to keep processing whatever you put into it. So if you want to start seeing the flab melt away, you have to be smart – like your body.
When you eat processed junk foods your body does not recognize, it has basically three choices: Is this something I can use? Do I pitch this out the intestines? Or push it aside? Like a fast assembly line, sometimes the body can’t get rid of all of it. What slides through is usually stored as fat.
The old train of thought of “a calorie is a calorie” is like saying a cat is a dog. Ridiculous. When you eat fresh, healthy foods, the body can use all the ingredients as fuel. Processed foods on the other hand, have to be, well, “processed”.
So if you are looking to flab-proof your body the following foods have got to go.
-Any highly refined foods such as white flour, breads, rolls, cookies, pasta, etc. If it is white, it is not worth the bite.
– Any foods that contain HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) or loads of sugar. Check your labels for sugar and know that 4 grams is equivalent to 1 teaspoon. Do the math and eat sparingly.
-All foods that are high in saturated fats such as fatty meats, butter, full-fat dairy, dressings, condiments and baked goods. If it is an unhealthy fat out of your body, it will be an unhealthy (and unsightly) fat in your body.
So be smart and make the bulk of your diet what nature delivers; lots of fruits and veggies, beans, seeds and nuts.
You really are what you eat. Your first line of defense against flab and excess weight is your ability to choose wisely. Your body has been telling you this all along.
Leave a comment below and tell us where you will start this week. Writing it down is a good first step towards lasting weight loss.