Foods to Never Eat
Now, I know, I know, you may be thinking that this is going to be another one of those lists that tells you the obvious things like “don’t drink soda” or “don’t eat Twinkees.”
No, here, we are going to talk about regular foods that you might actually think would be good for you but are actually bad for you.
So-called “healthy” foods to never eat:
Wheat and Whole Grain in All Its Forms
Over the years, health proponents have encouraged folks to switch to wheat and whole grain whenever possible. White flour is the demon food, and wheat is the best. Unfortunately, this is not the case at all. Those who have been spending extra money on wheat bread have been buying food that contributes to a vast array of health problems.
Wheat is filled with amylopectin A. This intensifies the sugar concentrations in the bloodstream and increases blood sugar levels. In addition to this, all wheat products have gliadin protein. These proteins stimulate the appetite, making you feel hungry even when you don’t actually need food. This same protein also creates an addictive property within the body once it is metabolized. This means that in addition to feeling hungrier when you actually aren’t, you will have cravings for products with wheat.
This makes it even harder to eat healthful choices. William Davis claims that wheat is one of the foods which has led to such drastic increases in weight, diabetes, and other obesity related diseases.
As much as health experts attempt to say that white bread is the real danger, don’t be fooled. Wheat bread is only marginally better than white bread. And that is almost like saying that of two poisons, one poison is a little bit healthier because it has higher concentrations of fiber.
Nature’s Fattening Desserts
It may be hard for you to accept that fruits are not as good for you as they seem. While on the weight loss portion of your life, you should avoid consuming most fruits because fruit leads to sharp spikes in blood sugar levels which stimulate insulin levels. After you’ve reached your weight loss goals, you can start enjoying some small portion of fruit on a daily basis, but even then, you should not eat these fruits:
These fruits have some of the highest concentrations of sugar, and they include very high levels of fructose and sorbitol.
In Pure Inside Out: Foods That Cause Bloating, Allison Cassar reveals that fruits high in sorbitol cause increased concentrations of belly fat and bloating. Similar findings were discovered by a study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation where researchers discovered that, regardless of the calorie count consumed, fructose, even in its natural form, increases production of belly fat.
This goes against the common belief that fruit is a natural substitute for dessert and only artificial fructose is bad.
How Long to See Results
Cutting out these foods can be challenging. Particularly if you have substituted high calorie desserts with fruit salads. However, once you cut these foods out, you will start to see improvements within a short period of time. Expect for it to take approximately two or three weeks. The first three days are the hardest. After that though, it gets easier. And once that happens, you will start to see incredible differences in your health. You’ll feel more energetic and sleep better. You’ll have increased focus and better weight loss. You’ll experience less pain and so much more.
For best results though, you may want to start incorporating these foods into your diet instead, as these foods can help pump up the fat burn. It will still take the same adjustment period for your body to adjust to being without these foods, but these foods will help to burn the fat off faster.
Allison Cassar, Pure Inside Out: Foods That Cause Bloating.
Christer Enkvist, MD, “Livsmedelsverket Morkar Att du Blir Fet av Frukt,” Journal of Clinical Investigations (2009).
William Davis, M.D., Wheat Belly.