View Full Version : Top 5 Foods to Avoid

08-30-2014, 09:36 AM
Eating healthy is a crucial factor of any healthy lifestyle regime. Dieting causes thoughts of deprivation and most diet plans cannot be maintained long-term. Instead, let's revamp your current eating regime with avoiding these five foods because they are just not healthy for you and can pack on extra unwanted weight. Try to view food in a manner that you will ask yourself these important questions, "What are you going to get from eating this food?" and "Is this food nutritious to your body or is it a toxin with possible unhealthy side effects?"
Okay, let's get to those 5 top foods to avoid to help you lose weight:
1. Simple Carbohydrates: avoid simple carbohydrates found in processed foods as they are really empty calorie foods and offer zero nutrients to your body. Examples of most common simple carbohydrates are sucrose in simple sugar, white flour, honey, candy, cake, jam, biscuits, molasses, high fructose corn syrup, lactose in milk, maltose in most packaged cereals. Instead, consume complex carbohydrates especially vegetables like spinach, broccoli, zucchini, kale, Brussel sprouts, Swiss Chard and low glycemic fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, cherries, raspberries, grapefruits, apple and pears. Yes, fruit also contains fructose so better to stock up on green leafy vegetables as opposed to fruit. Higher glycemic fruits are melons, mangoes, papayas, pineapples and bananas so treat them as an occasional treat. Balancing meals is always important.
2. Sugar and Sugary Beverages: Sugary beverages pack on the pounds and lead to over-consumption of calories. Water is definitely the best option when it comes to beverages. On a daily basis, in my private practice, I see many individuals who are dehydrated. It is more common then we think. Our bodies are made up of water so it's crucial that we replenish our bodies with water. If you want to add a flavor to your water then organic squeezed lemon along with organic stevia is a nice option. Research shows that sugar is very addictive and unhealthy as it affects our blood sugar levels, pancreatic functioning, feeds candida and cancer cells. Remember that artificial sugar free products stimulate your appetite, increase carbohydrate cravings, and stimulate fat storage and weight gain. Try organic stevia instead as it is form a plant and not artificial.
3. Corn, MSG, Soy isolate protein powder: these are all excitotoxins with no nutritional value. Soy and corn are fed to animals to fatten them up quickly, even grass fed animals that are not grass finished are fed maize (corn) and soy for several months before slaughter cause it is a high-starch food! Well, it does the same for us! Instead, you can opt for popped sorghum as it is an easy to assimilate fiber and high in theanine which elevates mood and helps curb cravings.
MSG is monosodium glutamate and linked to weight gain. It is used as a food additive and flavor enhancer in processed foods ranging from salad dressings, snack chips, meats and frozen dinners. It negatively impacts the brain and central nervous system.
4. Gluten: the protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and triticale is growing problematic for many individuals. Gluten causes inflammation and it increases zonulin production and thereby increases intestinal permeability. Several good books on this topic are Wheat Belly, Grain Brain and The Second Brain. Do not be mislead and replace all gluten products with gluten free products because that GF products may be fattening as well. Instead, replace with Paleo products, lean meats and vegetables.
5. Fried Foods: French Fries, deep-fried foods, potato chips, onion rings, tempura, donuts and any fried food item is a high-calorie, high-fat fried food to avoid. Today, most people are eating too much omega-6 fats from corn, vegetable oil, soybeans, sunflower oil and canola oil. The ideal ratio of omega-3 (good fats) to omega-6 is imbalanced among the typical Western diet around 1:50. Better option is to grill food choices.
To keep it simple, start eliminating one of the above food groups every Saturday and monitor how you feel. After 5 weeks, you should be free of the foods that are throwing your weight loss/management issues in a tizzy. Monitor your energy level, hunger level, mood, happiness and weight.

08-30-2014, 09:45 AM
Soufianeraki, welcome to the forum. I suggest you start learning about nutrition here: http://paleomovement.com/alan-aragon-paleo-critic/

And here: http://www.simplyshredded.com/research-review-the-dirt-on-clean-eating-written-by-nutrition-expert-alan-aragon.html

08-30-2014, 09:45 AM
"Post Your Own 'Articles' " section is thataway ------------->

08-30-2014, 09:46 AM
I haven't found your other post yet...but so far I can tell you that 50% of the time, you're wrong about 100% of the information you provide.

08-30-2014, 09:54 AM
Please don't post such nonsense.

08-30-2014, 10:58 AM
Don't tell me what to do

08-30-2014, 11:29 AM
1) Hemlock
2) unidentified wild mushrooms

Not sure what other 3 are, but I'm sure there are some people with good ideas

08-30-2014, 01:16 PM
1) Hemlock
2) unidentified wild mushrooms

Not sure what other 3 are, but I'm sure there are some people with good ideas
3) Nightshade
4) Yew
5) artificial transfats (ran out of ideas here)

08-30-2014, 01:19 PM
I saw the words gluten and paleo and stopped reading...

08-30-2014, 01:20 PM
Brussels sprouts
Salad cream

The first 4 because I hate them, oysters because once I had real bad food poisoning.

That's my 5.

08-30-2014, 01:25 PM
1. Simple sugars
2. Moderate sugars
3. Intermediate sugars
4. Difficult sugars
5. Impossible sugars

08-30-2014, 01:28 PM
fuking briliant

08-30-2014, 03:44 PM
Yeah, simple sugars suck. Tell that to a runner. We will laugh at you and then run away really fast, due to being fueled by quickly digestible simple sugars.

Corn and gluten are bad? What, all grain is bad? Yeah... BRB getting 400g of carbs from swissf*cking chard.
Grains and starches are a staple of virtually every culture (with a few outliers like the Inuit).

But why am I even saying these things. Ridiculous....

My top 5 foods not to eat are

hemlock (as above, poor Socrates :( )
Walden Farms (because it is not food)
sucralose (as above)
trans fats
apples (this is just me, I get terribly sick from them)

08-30-2014, 04:05 PM
- Says to avoid 5 foods
- Makes list longer than the different foods I've tasted for the past fifteen years

Brb hoping on water diet (or did I miss that name on the list?).

All kidding aside, I think reading the stickies would help you a lot.

08-30-2014, 05:01 PM
My top 5:
1)Seafood - I hate it other than tinned tuna
2)Deep fried foods 99% of the time - Don't make me feel good
3)Soy - I love it but my guts don't
4)Low fat - Full of artificial crap in most cases
5)Mushrooms - Tum doesn't like

BRB eating banana on toast.

08-30-2014, 06:26 PM
1. Shrimp Brain. Crab brain was okay, no shrimp brain ever again though.
2. That butt meat on the chicken. If it's freshly cooked, okay. But anything greater than 24 hours and it is no good.
3. Vodka. What a crappy alcohol. Everything else is better.
4. green tea. Never liked the stuff.
5. Pussy. Just kidding tho.

08-30-2014, 07:19 PM
5. Pussy. Just kidding tho.

Not even once.

08-31-2014, 04:31 AM
And a close 6 would be fat. Avoid that shizzle like the plague bro :D