People ask me just about everyday, “Jamin, which foods do I need to eat to lose fat, get 6 pack abs, and improve my health?” When I ask these people what their diet consists of they usually enthusiastically name off a few “health foods” and various other things that are on my “do not eat list”. They have no idea that the “health foods” they are eating are sabotaging their fat loss efforts and ruining their health.
While most people are generally aware then eating certain types of foods can make them gain weight, they often do not realize that these same foods can also significantly increase their risk of developing degenerative diseases like arthritis, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes.
Now you may say to yourself, “but Jamin, there is a huge variety of food in the health food store how will I ever know what to buy?”
Here is a good principle to live by when choosing healthier foods to eat. Think of foods that grow as living foods (not man made), and think of foods that do not grow as dead food (man made foods). Living foods will improve your health and dead foods will take away from your health.
Now don’t get me wrong, food is meant to be enjoyed, but certain foods can definitely take years off your life and cause you to get fatter. Don’t live to eat, eat to live.
The consistent consumption of man-made foods wreaks havoc on the human body. Not only are these foods generally very toxic, but they are almost instantly stored as fat. Your body also views substances like bleaching agents, food additives, preservatives, and chemicals as foreign invaders and processing these foods puts an intense burden on your liver.
If your liver isn’t functioning at its peak…your fat loss efforts will be in vain. Therefore it is essential to avoid foods that put additional stress on the liver so it can function properly and keep you healthy.
If the stress on your liver wasn’t bad enough, these dead foods contain few if any nutrients, and if your diet contains too much of these food types you are at a high risk of being overfed, overweight, and undernourished.
So be sure to eat foods that are alive and unaltered by man. Your body can use the natural antioxidants, phytonutrients, fiber, vitamins, and minerals found in unaltered foods to keep you healthy as well as keep your body functioning at its peak. russian store
Here is a list of foods you should avoid at all costs:
1. Processed Foods – These top my list of foods to avoid because not only will they make you fat, but they can cause a variety of deadly health problems. Processed foods contain no natural antioxidants, phytonutrients, fiber, vitamins, or minerals, and eating them puts a strain on your digestive system. Processed foods are also very high in sugar, salt, food additives, and toxic fats. The human body was not designed to be able to fully process and digest this type of man-made food so avoid processed foods at all costs for a healthy and lean body. Some examples of processed foods are (white bread, breakfast cereal, chips, white rice, etc)
2. Toxic Fats – You don’t have to go far these days to hear people talk about the dangers of killer trans fats and saturated fats. In case you have been on the moon for the past few years I will share a few facts about these deadly fats. Trans fats are basically just chemically altered fats and oils. A few examples of foods laden with toxic fats are: snack bars, breakfast cereals, rolls, pastries, crackers, and many other packaged and processed foods. While grocery shopping, be sure to shop the perimeter of the store because most of the garbage food is in the aisles.
3. Sugary Foods & Drinks – Lets face it, sugar tastes great, but it WILL make you fat and unhealthy. I call sugar the most powerful drug in the world because it has the most addicts across the world than most other drugs combined! Here’s the thing. When you eat sugar, your body creates a cycle that constantly demands more and more sugar. Not only that, but sugar also raises insulin levels! If you are not familiar with insulin, it is a very powerful hormone that tells your body to store fat. Over time, if you continue to eat sugary foods, your cells will become resistant to this over-production of insulin and you could end up with type 2 diabetes.