You are not stupid.
You know that certain foods in your diet aren’t healthy.
It’s a never-ending war between pleasure and health.
You see it all around you.
You know that people end up becoming what they eat.
You have been reading articles about food every now and then.
So you take eating seriously.
You cut the bad foods as much as possible.
But what if you are still doing the wrong thing?
What if there is still more to gain?
The non-common diet tips that are supposed to be common.
If not adhered to, you will slowly erode you health.
You might not notice it directly, but sooner or later you will.
What you are eating right now is sabotaging your body.
If you are serious about your food, you should cut the following 3 things:
Eliminate the shots of added sugars
By eliminating I mean everything: candy, soft drinks, cakes, even tomato soup contains added sugars.
But why should you?
Let’s start with a mini course in biology.
When sugars enter your body, they get transformed into either glucose.
Every living cell works on glucose, it’s the gasoline of our body.
Too large amounts overloads your body and the only way your body can cope with this overload is by storing all the excess energy in fat.
When the overload gets too big over a longer amount of time, you develop something called ‘diabetis’.
Which means that your body is no longer able to lower your sugar level, because the mechanism behind it have been exhausted.
And diabetes results in overweight, not the other way around as most people think.
So first the sugars break down your body and because your body can’t get rid of it, in an emergency drill it just starts storing it in fat to save you.
The problem is that initially your body thinks that it is doing something healthy by eating more sugars, because natural sugars (glucose) stimulate the reward centers in your brain.
The problem is that its sneaky nephews ‘refined sugar’ does the same, but not because it’s healthy.
Your brain however does not know the difference, so your brain keeps telling you: “More, more…”.
Just like it does when it’s addicted to drugs.
The sugars are fooling your body and hand it to them, they are damn good at it.
So you might wonder: “If food companies know this, why are they still using sugar?”
Well, imagine you have a cookie you want to sell.
What do you put into it when you want people to eat more of it?
What can you do?
Start with cutting soda’s and replacing it for water or natural fruit juice.
Note: A lot of fruit juices have added sugars and are stripped from the fiber.
It’s a small sacrifice that will prevent you from becoming a sugar junkie (Sugar has the same effect as heroin on your brain) if you aren’t yet.
No grains, no bread. Say what?
This might sound ridiculous, but grains are really bad for you.
And by really bad I mean, severe inflammation bad. (Eczema, acne, diabetes, artritis, too much to name).
“How is this possible?”
Because modern wheat contains something which is called gluten.
It’s perfect to make bread because of it’s elastic properties, but horrible for your digestive system.
The immune system looks at gluten proteins as foreign invaders, just as it would bacteria.
So all your immune armies start attacking the gluten as soon as they enter your digestive system, but in the aftemath they also start attacking the digestive system itself.
Some tolerate gluten more than others, but if you recognize any of these: anemia, tiredness, stool inconsistency or bloating, you might have a gluten sensitivity.
To make things worse, grains lead to enormous spikes in your blood sugar level.
Studies have shown that having breakfast with whole grain wheat is equal to eating snickers for breakfast.
The processing mechanisms in your body kick in and your bloodsugar drops again.
And you get tired as a result.
Ever asked yourself what the after dinner dip comes from?
Now you know.
So what should you do?
Skip the grains and throw away the in bread disguised candy bars (wheat, rye, barley, brown rice, oats etc.)
I got no milk for you.
Your body does not need dairy at all, it’s actually harming you more than healing you and that’s an understatement.
“What? But everyone I knows says dairy is healthy.”
Well, research says otherwise.
You can keep believing your mom and grandmother, I’d rather stick to professors who do actual research.
Let’s break that ‘Milk-is-healthy-bubble-of-yours’.
Contrary to popular believe, milk increases fractures.
Countries with lower dairy consumption have significant lower levels of osteoporosis.
Additionally, almost 75% of people is unable to digest dairy in a proper way.
It’s called lactose intolerance, some people experience it more than others.
It results in a bloated stomach and inflammation througout the body.
More, dairy is even shown to increase the chances of cancer.
And let’s be honest: ‘would it be normal to feed a cow human milk?’
Think about what would happen.
Cows aren’t made for human milk, they need to grow hundreds of kilo’s in 1 year.
Humans need 18-20 years to reach their full weight.
So if it is not normal to let a cow drink human milk, why is it normal for humans to do it the other way around?
There is much more to discover.
But I think we milked that cow enough for now.
What should you do?
Cut all the dairy products: milk, cheese, yoghurt, whip cream etc.
More importantly, don’t stop here!
Read more, experiment and find out for yourself.
I know what the results are.
I was when I found out about a few of these points, probably all…
Now, you might be thinking: “What am I supposed to eat now?”
You just have some new insights right now.
Start with one of the above mentioned points.
Either cut the sugar, dairy or/and wheat for 21 days (You need 21 days to make something a habit, that’s why).
And find out what the results are.
Whatever it is, find what works for you and make it work for you.
Because as I said you aren’t stupid, you know what needs to be done.
Your body is killing itself right now to keep you alive.
Most of the foods you have been eating are not on your side, but all the Bar Brothers around the world are.
And that’s more than enough.
Go do it!
Beast mode ON!