Weight Loss Enemies
If you are wanting to uplevel your health and weight loss, here's the four things you need to avoid or minimize at all costs.
1. Hydrogenated Oils
Trans Fats are partially hydrogenated oils that are specifically linked to obesity and heart disease, according to Harvard Public Health "the risk of cardiovascular disease rises 23% for every 2% increase in calories from trans fats consumed every day.
Wow, they also are toxic to your weight loss efforts. The worst ones are corn oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil and canola oil. Replace them with olive oil or coconut oil.
2. Conventional Meat and Pasteurized Dairy
Conventional meat and dairy are both filled with antibiotics, hormones, steroids, statin drugs, anti-inflammatory drugs and also are products of grain fed animals. Factory farms use 75% of the antibiotics dispensed in the US, which are absorbed into the animals. These toxins all have to be processed by your liver, which severely slows your weight loss efforts. Whenever your liver is overburdened, it stores excess toxins into your fat.
Remember the 3 glasses of wine you had last weekend? Yeah, your liver has to get that out of your blood before anything else and if its busy, then it can't process that Cheeseburger and fries you also had (Which contained nearly every toxin on this list!)!
As long as your liver is overburdened you will not be burning excess fat, because it is too dangerous to you to have extra toxins (which come back into the blood stream when you burn fat) circulating when the liver cannot deal with them.
Lowering your over all amount of conventional diary and choosing almond, coconut or hemp milk is the best choice. Raw cheese and dairy are also options if you can find them from reputable sources (I buy some at trader joe's). Choosing greens-fed and grass-fed pastured meat is the best, also choose wild caught salmon and seafood more often and reduce your over all intake of animal protein. (Please don't add soy though! 98% of US soy is GMO!)
3. Artificial Sweeteners & MSG
Sweeteners like sucralose and aspartame have long been known to be cancer-causing, they are also linked to weight gain. MSG has similar side effects and should be avoided at all costs.
Best choices: Stevia, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, Celtic Salt and Herbs and Spices.
4. Processed Grains and Sugar
Processed grains like white bread, pasta, rice, cereal and any type of pastry or bread are foods that immediately turn to sugar in your body. They are actually anti-nutrients and leach vitamins and minerals out of your body. They are literally sucking the life out of you! They cause insulin spikes that make you crave more of them, eventually they will induce insulin resistance or worse.
Begin to replace them with vegetables and whole grains (if you do not have any metabolic disorders). Fruit is also a better option for carbohydrates. These foods will nourish you with all the great things you need to keep your metabolism running smoothly.
Here's to your health and happiness