Friday, October 18, 2013

Understanding Fit & Fat

If you aspire to be fit and trim, it is important that you realize the bottom line: it's what you put in your mouth. In my opinion, that means avoiding gluten and dairy completely and not consuming processed carbs or GMOs!   I know from first-hand experience.  I myself went on a gluten and dairy free diet and began running and working out. Why no gluten or dairy?  Because all of the nutrients and fiber are stripped from whole plants, which are high in carbohydrates, leaving us with only the sugar, starch, and whatever chemical additives that are used to replace them.  The result of this process is that carbohydrates now can easily be broken down and easily processed.  This is called a glycemic response.  The body's response is to cause a high elevation of blood sugar.  NOT GOOD!

Refined carbohydrates are anything we call "sugar," such as high fructose corn syrup (one of the bodies greatest enemies, also disguised in many ways-corn syrup, fructose, etc).  I will post a link to my favorite website that will give you the down-low on the pros and cons of what we are eating. Click HERE.

Here are some examples:

- Grains that appear white have been stripped of the germ/bran from the natural grain. (Hint, hint: No white carbs!!!)

1. White rice
2.  White pasta
3. White flour
4. Couscous

* Anything with the word STARCH in it should send up a red flag!


1. Shreds
2. Puffs
3. Flakes

These are not whole grain foods in MOST instances.

These are foods that have been processed TO DEATH = GLYCEMIC!!
Why are American so overweight? We are shopping the halls instead of the walls.  The middle aisles of the grocery stores are ALL PROCESSED foods (except the organic and non-GMO sections, which is where we should be shopping, along with our local farmers markets).  You should shop the walls of the grocery stores.  This is where you'll find NATURAL CARBOHYDRATES, NATURAL FIBER, NATURAL VITAMINS  and NATURAL MINERALS in fruit and vegetables.

Potatoes are a giant NO-NO! Potatoes are associated with weight gain.  Potatoes are calorie dense and because they are boiled rather than eaten as intended, raw and straight from the crop, this makes our body turn starch into GLUCOSE!  There's that word again!  If I eat potatoes, I feel tired, weak and bloated.  I always felt this way during and after Thanksgiving dinner.  I was lethargic.  Between the GLUTEN and the GLUCOSE (sugar) elevating my blood sugar levels, I was sickly.  What really is gluten anyway?  Sadly, it's Latin for GLUE.  Do you think your body can process glue easily?  Mine surely can't!  Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye and contains starch.

As for dairy, whether regular or organic, it contains 59 active hormones, high in allergens, fat, cholesterol, herbicides, pesticides, blood, puss, antibiotics, feces, bacteria, viruses and radioactive fallout from nuke testing.  It contains the growth hormone, insulin, a fuel cell for all types of CANCER and one bite of cheese has 10xs the amount of 1 sip of milk, ice cream and butter, you don't want to know....the list is endless!  GROSS and FRIGHTENING!  I really hope you stop and think twice about these particular foods.  Monsanto Chemical Company which produces roundup, agent orange and more developed an injection for cows to force the production of milk in cows.  Dairy products are a significant cause of weight gain and common triggers for diseases such as auto immune and diabetes. Ugh, I can't go on.  I'm clean 8 days now and never felt better.  My body shrunk in four days 2 sizes from eliminating the bloat and fat associates with these products.
I hope you have found this an eye opener.  Research my writings and you will easily find what I have shared to be factual. A fit body is one that eliminates the above mentioned topics and adding fitness to you routine will tone your body.  This is fit vs. fat!

From the Harvard School of Public Health:

Unhealthier sources of carbohydrates include white bread, pastries, sodas, and other highly processed or refined foods.  

  • The healthiest sources of carbohydrates—unprocessed or minimally processed whole grains, vegetables, fruits and beans—promote good health by delivering vitamins, minerals, fiber, and a host of important phytonutrients.
  • Unhealthier sources of carbohydrates include white bread, pastries, sodas, and other highly processed or refined foods.  These items contain easily digested carbohydrates that may contribute to weight gain, interfere with weight loss, and promote diabetes and heart disease.

Jamie Gottschall
The NYClifestylist

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