Just open up the cupboard of the average American dieter and
you’ll most likely find almost every one of these so-called “healthy”
– Low Fat and Fat Free Foods
All the “healthy” fats are typically replaced with fattening
sugar and processed garbage.
Anytime you see “low-fat” or “fat-free” on a packaging label it’s a red
flag for a highly processed product that is probably loaded with
Swap out for full fat real foods like organic cottage cheese, grass
fed raw cheese, and unflavored Greek yogurt.
– Over the counter Salad Dressings
Most are loaded with unhealthy ingredients like high fructose corn
syrup, inflammatory oils, and even trans fats.
Swap for apple cider vinegar with real olive oil.
– Whole wheat bread
Has been shown to spike your insulin just as much as white bread.
There are also a few studies showing that today’s modern wheat
can potentially cause inflammation and increased cholesterol levels.
Swap for Ezekiel 4:9 bread from Food For Life®.
– Breakfast cereals
Typically packed with sugar, refined carbs, and chemicals.
Swap for steal cut oats (throw in some protein powder and raw
nut butter with a little stevia—YUM).
Highly processed and loaded with unhealthy sugars and oils.
Swap for Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Cereal from Food for Life®.
– Roasted Nuts
Although raw nuts are one of the healthiest foods on the planet,
roasted nuts are a totally different story because most of them
contain sugar, corn syrup, and unhealthy oils.
Also, the roasting process destroys the benefits of the healthy
fats found in nuts.
Swap for raw nuts instead. You’ll know because the only thing
you’ll see on the label will be the name of the nut itself.
– Fruit Juices
MOST fruit juices don’t even contain REAL fruit.
Even if they do have some real fruit, all the fiber has been removed
leaving nothing but the liquid sugar.
There are a few rare exceptions, like swapping fresh squeezed non-
pasteurized grapefruit juice (shown to improve insulin sensitivity), but
95% of all fruit juices are terrible for your health and belly fat.
EVERY single one of these so-called “diet foods” can cause chronic
inflammation that destroys your health and robs you of your youth.
Remember, REAL FOOD doesn’t need a label because there
should be only ONE ingredient… the food itself.
However, it’s not always easy to get your daily 5-7 servings of fruits
and vegetables in, which is why most people turn to these convenient
(yet very unhealthy) choices.
Truth be told: it’s a lot of work!!!
Your friend and Coach,
Crystal aka Barbell Barbie. NY