Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Fat Free Yourself!


Are you ready to break loose of beliefs holding you back? There are many who still believe that fat free/low fat food actually works and is good for you. A large part of what I do is helping others change their beliefs regarding food. It can be very confusing. I take the confusion out of it for them. They find me and hire me because what they are doing is not working.

The problem with "fat-free" marketing is that it's not sugar-free nor is it chemical-free. It's got chemicals friend. Lots and lots of chemicals. Man oh man, is it a money maker though! "They" do not want you in the know about their influx of financial abundance. They want you to follow the bread crumbs and eat up! If you follow the money trail back to where, when and how this "diet craze" started it'll amaze you on how easily you've been fooled all these years.

Here is a fun article to read: Let's Go Back In Time. While it doesn't go back to the history quite all the way, the not so subtle sarcasm is hopefully enough to lift the blinders off a little. It seems that if the "right" people are saying it, society tends to believe it. This is not a solid foundation to put your core beliefs. It's true that if someone says something with enough conviction over and over again, people will start to believe it... even if it's not true. Huh?  I like to use my gray matter on this stuff and what I like to call: Commonsense.

Think about it. All of those companies making "regular food" and now pushing their low fat or fat free foods claim that their products help people lose weight. All they while, they are still selling their "regular food" as well. Why would they do that if the other stuff was bad for us? Moola baby. The reality is Americans eat the most low fat and fat free foods and yet somehow we have the highest rate of obesity in the world. Yet it's obesity that leads to all kinds of trouble. Hmmm, curiouser and curiouser...

Think about how back in the day, we as a society, were not struggling as much as we are today with weight. What was different? They didn’t have low fat or fat free foods! TaDaaa! You Sherlock Holmes, you. You're a genius!

Low fat and fat free foods do NOT help you to lose weight! Plain and simple, that is the full truth and I know you can handle the whole of it.

Here’s how low fat and fat free foods make you fat. First off, foods with fat tend to taste better than their low fat or fat free counterparts. So when companies reduce or take out the fat, the taste goes with it. They can't sell it that way so they add chemicals. You’ve got tons of salt and tons of sugar, way more than is healthy and you’ve also got odd bulking agents, flavor enhancers and even artificial flavoring. Your body was not made to acclimate to these poisons and it's obviously not the way to go if  you want to not only lose weight, but be and feel healthy!

Those bulking agents might be making you full but there are no nutrients feeding your bod, so you eat more thinking you're hungry because your body is not being FED. It's an ugly cycle.

Statistically you'll end up eating 28% more calories when you eat fat free foods.

I am not saying that if you just eat less of the low fat or fat free foods you'll be fine. I'm saying stop eating them. Just switch. Eat an apple. Eat some fresh organic veggies. Eat real food. Just for the record: REAL FOOD ROTS.

Your body needs fat, but good fat. Foods like avocados, nuts; almonds, cashews, walnuts, seeds, along with fish, like salmon and tuna. Try cooking with organic coconut oil instead of margarine. Please stop using fake butter... it's about one molecule away from being plastic. It's not real. Eat an egg.  Not egg beaters! AN EGG honey! Try brown eggs. You will never go back to white ones (thanks Heather H., you converted me forever with those fresh brown eggs years ago!) They are DELISH!

Going the easy route with low fat or fat free foods, letting companies do the “extra legwork” for you, is just a bad idea. It is lazy and will make you fat AND unhealthy. Successful weight loss begins with making good healthy choices and sometimes it may mean changing your thoughts along with your lifestyle - and grocery list! But the key is to keep all of your health decisions in your hands. Stop believing the "diet" "low fat" "zero calories" HYPE! Keep learning about food and make sure to keep your health in your hands and you’ll be on the road to feeling awesome.

This doesn't mean getting on some "diet" you heard about. Don't go off the deep end the other way.  Keep your commonsense intact. I want you to keep a level playing field. No fads, no "diets."  Your body needs carbs... they are called Vegetables. Eat real food. Remember: it rots. In other words, it's not found in your freezer and you don't nuke it for dinner and it's not in a box in your pantry. You'll more than likely die before that stuff goes bad. Keep it real honey.

And just for the record, just so you don't go crazy with this stuff I want to share a fact Jack... You will not be able to sustain this 100% perfect eating pattern. We are human. We slip. It's okay. Just get back on track as soon as you realize it! Be 95% on it, with a 5% slip/wiggle room. This will keep you healthy, and everyone around you happy. If you start going all 100% on me with this, you're going to hit a wall. When you do this it's easy to see yourself as "failing" after having a "bad weekend." Just get back on the track, the 95% track! Keepin' it real right?

Going over people's eating patterns are a MAJOR proponent of a fitness assessment at Full-Body Fitness. You can check out more HERE!  Why just yesterday a new client said that after a week of eating the way we discussed at his fitness assessment he has more energy, feels great and has lost some pounds!  And Friend?  I hear this ALL THE TIME!  It's my fave - when people make the decision to DO IT!  I just know they will come back to me saying these things and it makes me so happy that they are feeling great and to be a part of that.

If you'd like more clarification on the when to eat, what to eat and how much to eat - just get with me. I am here to help you. It's actually easier to eat well than it is to eat poorly. And quite frankly it's less expensive. I will cancel out all your excuses sweetheart. You can thank me later. The proof is in the pudding so to speak. It always happens when the habit is formed and lived out, and I will stand by that definitive statement!

I do Skype assessments and training as well as face to face!  It just doesn't get any easier honey. Phone lines are open.  Let's go!

Hugs and Blue Skies,
Cindy