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Avoid these 10 Foods that are Guaranteed to Make you Fat!!

Medical Staff Tending a Patient ca. 1980s-1990s

We can’t afford to be overweight and obese. Let’s learn how to do something about this now! Start with learning which foods make us fat. Many of these you will already know about as it is common sense.

1. Artificial Sweeteners:

Diet soda does have less calories and less sugar than regular soda. This doesn’t mean it’s healthy. A study found that people who drank two or more diet sodas a day had six times the waistline compared to those who skip the diet cola.

Research has also shown that NutraSweet, one of the most popular artificial sweeteners, leads to the same surge of insulin as white carbs (see No 7 food below) –- because of sweetness detectors in the small intestine.

2. White sugar is full of calories that sabotage healthy eating and prime your palate to crave sweets.

The world is filled with sugar addicts. When our blood sugars are high we are high. When our blood sugar is low, we feel totally run down and exhausted and want more sugar. Sugar has no vitamins or minerals, just lots of fat-building calories. Watch out for hidden sugars!

3. Cheese can be a fattening food.

It contains a large amount of fat and is hard to digest. (a deadly combination)

Poor digestion causes weight gain! Fat has nine calories per gram, protein and carbohydrates have only four.

The most fattening food in the world is considered to be cheese fries.

4. Gluten rich foods are fattening but so are most common gluten free packaged products.

Read the labels; they are full of starch and sugar. A study discovered that it was easy to eat too many slices of bread in one sitting.

5. Potatoes were found to be the top food making us fat. This surprised me!But the study found potatoes to be top of the list. Who would have guessed.

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The study found all forms to be fattening. Every serving of fries eaten in a day was linked to weight gain of more than three pounds, while eating an extra serving of potato chips led to a gain of 1.69 pounds.

6. Alcohol blocks the body from burning fat.

Alcohol increases the release of the hormone cortisol that breaks down muscle and retains fat. The loss of muscle can slowdown metabolism making it easier to gain weight. Also, alcohol causes a drop in testosterone in men, a hormone which helps burn fat.

Fat metabolism can be reduced by as much as 73 percent after only two drinks of vodka and lemonade in a one hour time period. (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition). Alcohol dehydrates the body which needs to be hydrated to build muscle and burn fat. (Had no idea that alcohol would be fattening on its own)

7. White Carbs (white rice, pasta, white bread, and starches) are fattening because they are high glycemic index foods. This we all know.

A study suggests that such carbs are a problem for people wanting to lose body fat. Findings show that consumption of the wrong carbs creates body fat. Ludwig and his colleagues at Children’s Hospital Boston

fat people

8. Bad Fats and Oils are fattening especially when they come as deep fried foods and baked goods.

Fats and oils also contain 120 calories per tablespoon. Even olive oil has lots of calories even though it has significant health benefits. Things like Avocado’s which are very high in fat are ok because there is a huge difference between good fats and bad.

9. Processed Foods are loaded with calories and almost no nutrients!

Diet microwave meals and frozen meals are high in sodium and calorie-rich fat to preserve flavor. Eating them causes you to retain water in your arms and legs, leaving you puffy.

Research by the London University College team, suggests that a diet high in processed food increases the risk of depression.

10. Processed meats (lunch meats, bacon, sausage, hot dogs) are high in calories, fat and sodium.

Sixty eight percent of bacon’s calories come from fat, almost half is saturated fat and each ounce has 30 milligrams of cholesterol.

Too much salt in your body leads to water retention and bloating. NO amount of processed meat is considered safe to eat, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research.

This is not speaking of meat in general….just processed meat.

We are the result of what we eat.

we are what we eat

Let’s not short change our body with foods high in fat, sugar, and chemicals. If you are still eating many of the foods listed above, simply start decreasing the quantity until you are in control. (Every bit helps!)

How do you decrease the “bad” foods. It’s simple. Increase the GOOD ones!

Everyone already know the good foods: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and quality proteins. If you needed to choose the best food group, it would be vegetables.


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All Natural Bug Spray

euc and lav

Here is a really quick and easy all natural recipe to keep away those pesky bugs. It’s also really good for your skin unlike the store boughten bug spray that contains a multitude of cancer causing ingredients.

Combine in a spray bottle:

* one cups of water
* one cup of witch hazel
* 20 drops of lavendar, eucalyptus or tea tree oil

The essential oils keep the bugs away, while leaving your smelling wonderful.

Enjoy!


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All Natural Make up Remover

coconut olive oil

This is the second blog about how to get your skin care, body care and house cleaners in check to make your body and house healthier. I’ll be talking about really simple ways to make your own skin care products and cleaning products that not only save you money but make your house and body alot healthier and you can customize any one with essential oils to be exactly what you want.
Today, and this one is super simple, we’ll talk about how to make all natural make up remover.

Get out your pen and paper this is a pretty extensive recipe:

* Coconut oil

yup, that’s it. You can also use olive oil but just simply pour 1/2 teaspoon onto a cotton pad and wipe. All natural, no harsh chemicals and also moisturizes and reduces wrinkles. Bonus..and Bonus.

Enjoy.


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All Natural, Home Made Hairspray!

hairspray

Everyday we are soo surrounded with chemicals. We use them to brush our teeth, to keep our skin looking nice, to smell good, to keep our hair looking nice. Overloading our bodies with chemicals is one of the leading causes of allergies and disease. I’m going to start of series of blogs about how to make your own products that work just as good without having to coat your skin, body, and hair with harsh cancer-causing chemicals..plus think of all the $$ you can save if you are making your own products. Who doesn’t want to be a savy, healthy diva!!

To make your own all natural hairspray:

* Boil one cup of water
* Remove from heat
* Add 4 Teaspoons of sugar until fully dissolved
* Add 6-8 drops of whatever essential oils you prefer

Once it’s completely cool, pour your mixture into a spray bottle and use just like you would your store boughten hairspray.

Enjoy!!


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Sweet Orange Essential Oils

Essential oils are amazing in soo many ways, today we’ll look at Sweet Orange and a few of it’s wonderful benefits.

1. Inhale for a quick pick-me-up to start your day.

2. Place 1-2 drops on stubborn tile stains. Wipe after 2 minutes!!

3. Place drops on air vents to freshen a room.

4. Combine 24 drops with 4 ounces of water, shake well and spray on houseplants to discourage pests.

5. Use 1-2 drops to lift grease or glue from surfaces.

6. Place several drops in indoor garbage cans to improve scent and discourage bugs.

7. Combine 12 drops with 1/4 cup dead sea salts for a spa-quality bath.

These are just a few of the many benefits of Orange essential oil. It’s also one of my favorite scents for the oil burner. Enjoy!!