Want to be healthier and have an ageless lifestyle?
Ready to loss that extra weight?
Either way, there are so many food industry lies that are preventing you from reaching your health goals. It’s time for you to discover how the food industry lies are impacting you.
If you’re not having the success you want when it comes to having a healthy ageless body, it’s not totally your fault. It could be you’re eating the wrong things because the food industry lies to sell you crap, not real food. The franken-food you get in packages at the grocery store will not make you thin or healthy, and those foods will do nothing to help you enjoy an ageless lifestyle after 50.
The problem is, big agriculture and food corporation lobbies have all the money to lie to you. They can buy scientific studies to further that lie until you’re sure it must be true, you seems to see it everywhere.
It’s up to you to decide not to listen and take charge of your own health. That may mean a drastic change in your kitchen. You can start small, changing one food at a time. Or you can dump all those packaged foods and start eating whole foods now. The only thing you need to know about whole food is to buy organic when you can. Simple, right?
These are the 5 most profitable lies promoted by the food industry.
Food Industry Lie #1: You need to lose weight slowly or you’ll gain even more back
That works out pretty well for the food industry, doesn’t it? The slower you go, the longer it will be before you figure out the diet, low cal, low carb, gluten free, fat free foods in those packages are doing nothing to help you lose weight, get healthy or be ageless. Foods with those labels are a definite no no. The way they get those labels is by taking out ingredients you don’t want and replacing them with something even worse.
Solution: Take baby steps if needed and try one of these suggestions once a week to start. Eat more whole foods. Cook at home. Check out some of the cooking sites that specialize in recipes that have 3, 5 or 8 fresh, real food, ingredients. You can cook if you keep it simple and fast. Get bags of frozen organic fruit and veggies if you wouldn’t have a clue what to do with anything from the product department.
At the same time, take a 5 or 10 minute brisk walk once a day, and then when you have the energy twice a day. You’d be shocked what this one thing will do to rev up your metabolism. Combine that with eating just a little bit better and you’ll see the difference. The better you eat, the quicker you will feel a difference in your energy and you’ll see the difference in for clothes.
Pick something to focus on eliminating from your diet. What’s your quick fix? Are you addicted to sugar, fat, salty foods, chocolate?
Start cutting back a little at a time or switch to a healthier choice. For sugar, try honey. NEVER USE ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS!
If you need something sweet, try your favorite fruit. Sugar and chocolate? Melt some dark chocolate and dip strawberries or banana slices in it. You can even chop up a few nuts and sprinkle nuts on top for some healthy fat.
If you eat packaged foods, chances are you are addicted to sugar. It’s way more addictive than cocaine. It’s a drug and you have to detox yourself from it the same way. The only thing worse than sugar is what they poison you with in place of sugar, and that’s artificial sweeteners. Between the two of them, they are present in almost all packaged foods.
The only way the weight comes back is if you don’t deal with what brought it on in the first place. Learn new healthy food habits. Eat real food. You won’t gain weight eating vegetables and fruit, unless you’re drinking fruit juice! There’s just not enough calories in them. You’d be stuffed before you could eat anywhere near the calories you probably eat now.
Don’t eat anything with an advertisement. That makes things easy.
New habits make you feel strong and confident and creating new habits drives you to create more new habits that will make you feel even better.
Food Industry Lie #2: Calories are calories
I’m not really sure how this ever made any sense at all. It’s a great example of how the food industry can buy the scientific studies to sell us anything they want and the government falls in line with whatever the agriculture industry and food corporations want to have us eat.
Do you really think eating a bag of potato chips and eating a big salad is the same if you have the same number of calories? Of course not! Having one of those 100 calorie bags with anything they put in them is not even in the same league as having fruit or nuts or seeds that are the same 100 calories. One gives you nutrients your body needs to fuel it’s processes and one is just empty calories. You pick.
Most of the packaged foods you eat have very little real nutritional value.
Solution: Real whole food is a different story. Every fruit, vegetable, seed, nut or grain has it’s own unique contribution to your health with it’s nutrients. That’s why you want to eat all the colors of the rainbow and as many different whole foods as possible. You don’t a degree if nutrition to follow that simple guide to better health. Eat a variety of whole foods.
Oh, and all those real foods you’re sure you don’t like, you’d be surprised how that will change when they are properly prepared. Also, when you cleanse your palate of sugar, fat and salt, you will be able to taste the real flavors in food.
Food Industry Lie #3: Diet foods help you lose weight
Bottom line: Diet foods are empty calories that you overeat because your body is being tricked by the absence of the sugar or fat it thinks it’s going to get. You can’t fill that craving you’ve put into action by just eating more fake food, so now you go in search of other sources of sugar and fat, like junk food or fast food.
Solution: The simple solution is to never eat anything labeled as diet foods. There is no such thing, only companies advertising it.
Food Industry Lie #4: Gluten-Free food is good for you
Gluten free foods are just the latest craze of franken-foods, packaged foods with little or no nutritional value. In fact it’s been shown that gluten free foods will spike your blood sugar more than if you ate the gluten filled food you were trying to avoid. All the chemicals they put in those foods to make them taste good enough to sell them to you are much worse for you than the gluten.
Solution: If you truly have a physical health reason you can’t have gluten, then stop eating those foods and find other healthy whole food substitutes where you can. If you do have a condition, then there are probably some things you will eliminate from your diet. Find other things you enjoy eating rather than looking for the easy substitutes. Most of them are very bad choices.
Food Industry Lie #5: Calories per serving
When packaged foods are trying to hide the truth about their calories, sugar, fat, sodium content, they just make the serving size smaller. What a great trick! And that’s all it is, a trick. It has nothing to do with a real recommended serving size, and certainly not what people actually consume. It’s just a way to be able to advertise that there is only however many calories or grams of what you are trying to cut back on.
The food industry counts on you not taking the time to read the fine print.
Solution: You need to be aware of how many ounces of liquid you drink as a serving and multiple accordingly. The same with cups of cereal or ice cream or pasta. The same with how many tablespoons of condiments you really use.
Armed with that information. you can get a real picture of how many calories you will consume, or more importantly in many case, how much sugar, fat or salt.
Example: Below is a photo of the label on a 1 liter bottle of Coke I bought to get the rust off a metal screen door after the hurricane. It’s so corrosive that it’s great for getting rid of rust on metal!
Anyway, you’ll see that the serving size is 200ml. That means this bottle has 5 servings. A liter is 33.8 ounces. Less than 7 ounces is a serving. That’s less than half what a small size bottle contains.
Most likely if you bought that 1 liter bottle, you’d drink it. And if you looked at the label without checking the servings size that those nutrition amounts are from you’d be wondering why you’re not losing weight, or why you’re gaining weight when it’s only84 calories a serving.
Let’s add this up:
Instead of 84 calories, when you drink this bottle you’ll drink 420 calories. That just happens to be 20% of your calories for the day, not 4%.
Instead of 21 grams of sugar, you’ll drink 105 grams. If you look at the bottle, you’ll see that instead of 23% of the daily allowance, you’ll be at well over 100% of your daily sugar intake…from 1 Coke!
If there is anything on this list you want more help with, just ask and I’m happy to go deeper on a particular issue or point you to other resources you can trust. There is nothing more crucial to living a long ageless lifestyle after 50 than having a healthy ageless body to get you there and be able to fuel a healthy alert ageless mind.