Swap Your Bad Habit For A Worst Habit

People with celiac disease have a reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, or rye. Other people jump on the gluten free bandwagon as a way to lose weight. This is not an effective approach “Many packaged, pre made gluten free foods are often higher in calories, sugar, salt, and fat and lower in valuable nutrients like fiber and iron.” To avoid gluten try naturally gluten free foods such as fruit, corn, brown rice, legumes, nuts, seeds, dairy, oatmeal.

Whole fat dairy or fat free? Your waistline may thank you for choosing full fat milk and yogurt over fat free.
Sticking to skim milk products may increase your risk for belly fat obesity. Men in a 2013 study who consumed high fat milk dairy products were less likely to become obese in their midsections over 12 years compared to men who consumed a medium amount and even less so than those who never or rarely ate high fat dairy. “Fat slows down digestion and helps you feel satisfied.” For milk lovers looking to drop pounds or follow American Heart Association guidelines, Goodson suggests a compromise by switching to low fat (such as 1% milk), not fat free (skim milk), dairy products.

Margarine isn’t a better choice than butter for heart health. “Stick margarines are often made through a process called hydrogenation, transforming liquid oil into a solid, resulting in the creation of trans fats, which decrease good cholesterol and increase bad cholesterol.” British Medical Journal showed a clear link between trans fats and heart disease, while butter and other saturated fats were not associated with an increased risk of death, stroke, type 2 diabetes, or heart disease.

Energy bar will give you a quick jolt, but then you’ll crash. Energy bars are often packed with hidden sugars such as agave syrup, rice syrup, and high fructose corn syrup, as well as highly addictive sugar substitutes like sucralose, and ‘natural flavors’ that aren’t truly natural.” One energy bar that contains 120 calories contains only 2 grams of protein and very few nutrients.

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2 responses to “Swap Your Bad Habit For A Worst Habit

  1. Many of the <30 year olds were never taught 'How' to cook whole 'real' food. If it is not frozen, in a box ready to warm-up or can't be dumped out of a can, they would go to bed hungry.

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  2. If we all still cooked and ate normal meals – from scratch (rather than using convenient or pre-packaged, processed foods) – like everyone did prior to the 1960s we wouldn’t have to worry as much. It’s amazing just how simple the answer actually is 🙂

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