Motivation To Lose Weight | 5 Foods To Avoid Like The Plague | Day 72 of P90X 90 Day Challenge

by Erica

You know how I feel about what types of foods you should be eating … all natural, or as natural as possible.

Last night I was watching a documentary about the evils of sugar.

I know I’ve been saying NO SUGAR for a long time, but by the end of the documentary I felt sick to my stomach on the subject. So much so that even the idea of eating sugar was about as revolting as eating Mountain Oysters. If you’re not too sure what they are, you might want to Google it. Too revolting for words.

Anyhoo … just thought I’d whip together a quick list of 5 foods to avoid if you want to get in the best shape of your life and why.

Fried Food

There’s nothing good happening here.

Fried foods are soaked in trans fats which are a killer for your waist line and your health. Trans fats are unnatural and increase the risk of coronary heart disease.

Just don’t go there! Try baking your foods instead. Always look for a healthier option.

Soda and Sugar

Sugar is a 21st Century POISON.

Food manufacturers know if they put it in your food you’ll love it and therefore buy more of it.

Look at your labels. Many labels that say “Fat-Free” are soaked in sugar to make it taste good. Clever food manufacturers simply took the fat out and replaced it with sugar!!!

That’s why when the “low fat” diet craze took off, people got fatter and fatter. Because they had to pump all their tasteless fat free foods with sugar.

And let’s talk about soda.5 foods to avoid

One 12oz can of soda, contains 39grams of sugar!!! Get out the kitchen scales and pour 39grams of sugar. That’s an obscene amount of sugar.

Sugar is responsible for obesity, diabetes and a whole host of other related diseases.

If the only thing you did was to cut sugar out of your diet entirely, I promise you that you would lose weight … without ever doing anything else. Just cut out the sugar!

Artificial Sweeteners

They’re artificial. That’s a clue in and of itself that there’s something wrong here.

There are even some reports that suggest artificial sweeteners can actually make you GAIN WEIGHT instead of lose weight. That’s no fun.

Instead, use Stevia, Agave Nectar or Honey. The really neat thing about using any of these three sweeteners is that you’ll never have sugar cravings again.

White Bread

Anything that white has to be bad for you … it’s so highly processed that there’s no nutritional value left in it. And most white breads are high in sugar to make them taste good.

The only breads I recommend are Whole Grain breads because they’re full of fiber and goodness.

Margarine

Artificial anything is not good. Margarine became popular as an alternative to butter but in fact, being that so many margarines are high in trans fats you have the same health risks as eating fried foods.

Try and find an olive oil spread and for cooking use olive oil or coconut oil.

If you must use butter, use it sparingly.

And there you have it, my list of 5 foods to avoid like the plague.

I’ve got to run … I’m cooking up something really exciting which I’ll be revealing at the end of my 90 day challenge. I can’t believe I only have 18 days to go. I’ve learned so much … and I’ve got some pretty inspirational stuff to share with you all.

Keep your eyes peeled to my posts.

What I announce at the end of my 90 days will knock your socks off … get ready to lose weight like you’ve never lost before … with a twist!

Catch you tomorrow!


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Paula Stevens March 22, 2012 at 4:44 am

Wow Erica, you’ve certainly developed a following. Good on you for being so honest & transparent.

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Erica March 22, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Thanks babe! So good to see you again … I’ve missed you : )

Yeah … it’s been overwhelming … am getting so many personal emails from people going through the same “stuff” that I’ve been through.

Feels so good to just get it all off my chest … no more demons!

There’s something to be said for just writing it all down … it’s like all the pain just disappears and is replaced with strength … and dare I say it … FORTIFIED MOTIVATION …

Great to see you again ….
e!

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