The thing is…
The corporate food companies and manufacturers want you to believe that certain foods are good for you and eating them on a regular basis will help you to stay in shape.
Well, I have news for you with that.
Here is a list of foods they recommend:
- Wholemeal bread
- Fruit juice
- High-fibre breakfast cereals
- Nuts and seeds mix
- Granola bars
You’re now thinking, “But they are healthy and I eat them a lot”. In moderation, they’re probably ok but not every day – as part of a healthy diet.
Why not take a look at some of the ingredients of these supermarket products. Bread, for example, usually contains gluten, added salt and sugar. Breakfast cereals usually have a high content of added sugar. Granola bars are usually stacked with trans fats and sugar. Fruit juice actually removes the fibre from the fruit – you need fibre for a healthy gut.
Eating these foods regularly can increase your blood sugar and increased blood sugar means poor insulin sensitivity. Poor insulin sensitivity means increased belly fat (unfortunately).
What’s even more important though is that too much fat around your waist can have severe health consequences. Sorry to put you off your Special K there! Fat around your organs is not good news.
As we get older, more fat tends to accumulate around the tummy. You look in the mirror and usually don’t like what you see. If you put both of your hands just under your belly button, you’ll be able to feel how much fat you have there. Even I have some there (which I will be addressing – as a personal challenge!!!).
So would you like to shift some of the excess fat around your waist?
I suggest you eat more of these foods:
- Free-range eggs (ESPECIALLY the yolks)
- Raw nuts and seeds
- Oily fish especially salmon, trout and mackerel
- Coconut oil
What have the following got in common? They all CONTAIN fat!! Yes, eating fat helps you to lose fat! Strange isn’t it?
Eating healthy fats is good for you. They have so many natural and healthy properties plus they regulate appetite.
Fats provide a source of concentrated energy and transport the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K around the body. We also need fats for hormone metabolism, healthy skin and hair, tissue repair, protecting the internal organs and preventing excessive loss of body heat.
In fact, healthy fats are essential in your diet. So the next time you see a product labelled ‘low-fat’ or ‘no-fat’, it probably contains more added sugar, which is worse.
So, if you’re concerned about your waist size, why not change a few foods in your diet?
There are lots of healthy fats contained in my download ’40 Healthy Snack Ideas’.
You can have it for free by clicking HERE (the link is perfectly safe).