Think there are short cuts to losing weight?? Magazines, tv ads, infomercials, are always telling us that they have a short cut. Ummmm no…sorry. There are NO short cuts.
If you are looking for ways to cut corners so you can lose fat fast then you will be very disappointed and bigger, probably with other health risks. You can’t and let’s be honest, you know that.
The real deal is that you HAVE to move and by move that doesn’t mean just stroll on a treadmill or walk the dog. You have to move, and challenge your muscles.
You have to eat REAL food. There are some amazing foods out there that will help you lose weight, and give you energy; drumroll please…
…lean sources of protein, veggies, fruit, ( green face ).
Yes, I know a bunch of you just rolled your eyes. Exciting!! Yeah!! Well, it all depends on how you look at it. I don’t think its exciting carrying extra weight, stressing over the clothes that don’t fit, or being so tired that you can’t do anything. To me, that’s not exciting, but to many people out there it must be!
I think its pretty exciting that I have energy to burn and that I am not riding a blood sugar roller coaster. I eat for energy. I think that real, healthy food is cool!
Your food should be what gives you energy. Your food should be as close to the way nature intended it to be made as possible (although I do love seedless watermelons and I know that isn’t how nature intended it). You are the result of what you put in your body in many ways. Put crap in long enough, you look and feel like crap. On that note, here is something else to think about…
I’ve talked about this before but it’s so worth repeating; be careful of hidden dangers in your “food”.
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HCFS) is basically a sweetener that is produced from uneatable corn.
This ***poison*** is completely horrible for you and the worse part is …
(wait for it)
…high Fructose corn syrup is in almost every processed food you eat and the foods you feed your kids!
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is processed very differently in the body than other sugars and thus has different effects. Recent research has shown that high fructose corn syrup leads to:
- Abnormal increases in body fat (especially in the abdomen)
- Directly linked to increased incidence of diabetes
- Consumption directly correlated with increased obesity rates
- And like I said, it is found in almost everything (see the list below). I avoid this stuff like the plague.
I eat real food (non processed) that contains ZERO HFCS.
High Fructose Corn Syrup = BELLY FAT
Here is a list of food with high levels of HFCS:
Jelly: Smucker’s, Welch’s, many others
Syrup: Aunt Jemima Original Syrup, other fake syrups
Pop: Coke, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, 7Up, Dr. Pepper
Power Drinks: Gatorade, Powerade
Juice: Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail, Minute Maid Products, Most “fruit drinks”
Bread (nearly all high-volume brands)
Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
Ice Cream (any cheap store brand)
Frozen and refrigerated products aimed at kids:
ice cream treats