UnHelfi Nutrition: How 67% of Your Brisbane Diet Consists of So-Called "Healthy" Foods that You Should STOP Eating (if you want to Get Leaner and Feel Amazing!!!)
A post that is seriously going to open your eyes and shock you You will never think about food in the same way again. Read along and find out more about it and what can be done about it by By The Leading Brisbane Personal Trainers and Gym Specialists - Helfi Team.
Are you ready to hear this scary statistic?...
Did you know that in Brisbane today, the average person eating the "typical modern western diet" consumes approximately 67% (that's 2/3) of their total caloric fuel from only 3 deadly foods -- WHEAT, SOY & CORN (including their by-products).
For you information, "by-products" of wheat, corn and soy, include food additives such as:
Now lets compare this to what would be a reasonably healthy amount of wheat, soy & corn in our diet, if there is such a thing...
Well, if we were to base this on the "normal natural" diet of our previous generations ancestors and the way there digestive systems were programmed to digest most effectively (and still is no different for us today), they would probably have consumed around 1% to 4% CAPPED of their total calories from wheat, soy & corn.
So when you consider that the current eating pattern is 67% of their total calories from wheat, soy & corn... HELLO, no wonder why there is massive problems in weight, diseases, allergies - people are too overloaded and are just not meant to have 67% of their diet on these three macronutrients.
So should this bee a surprise when you consider how frequent the current Brisbane diet consists of foods that are overloaded with wheat, soy and corn hidden in them - such as: soft drinks, marinades, salad dressings, sauces, breads (try find one without soy), cereals, pastas, muffins, processed foods fried or added either fried in soybean or corn oil (such as chips, sweets, cakes, wraps, corn chips, just to name a few! So now do you realize that this is a LOT of calories from 3 nasty macro-foods... And... The impact can be EXTREMELY UNHEALTHY for people, having unnecessary blood sugar spiking, nutrient depleted excess calories!
So Can It Get Any Worse...
How about if we told you that, most of the farm animals that we eat feed off are smashed with a non natural diet of excess Wheat, Soy and Corn... Did you know most cows and chicken are mostly fed corn and/or soy in crowded factory feedlot farms, even though their digestive systems are not designed to eat them? You may say, so what... but... what if we said that can make them sick as well as alter their omega-3 to unhealthy elevated levels of omega-6's. Can you see now how our food chain is becoming even more manipulated and deteriorated. Can you see that without even knowing, we are being given more of an influx in these 3 dominant unhealthy foods? So even if you think you are not eating them - CHANCES ARE, YOU ARE indirectly!!!
And Guess What? If You Thought It Stops There... Sorry To Be The Bearer Of Bad News...
Our food supply has gotten even more screwed up. What about the fish we are eating? Particularly the common farmed ones such as salmon and other farmed fish. Did you know there is a high chance they have bee fed on corn and soy and wheat? How crazy is it, when you think that fish are supposed to be eating smaller fish, worms, bugs, etc and instead they are fed wheat, soy and corn! So now do you realize that this actually means we may be eating unhealthy fish farmed fish instead of naturally wild fed healthy fish.
So the botton line is, isnt it actually WORSE than the 67% research show, when you think about the fact we could also be eating chicken, beef, and fish, with even MORE wheat, soy and corn that goes into our body?
So what is you thinking, "What's the Big Deal"...
So here is... This is the reason why it is so unhealthy to consume 67%of our calories from these 3 foods?
So what can we done to fix this problem.
Every time, we suggest to dramatically cut down, wheat, soy and corn to healthy levels (1-4% of the diet), people nearly always roll their eyes and become self defeated... We get it... This so called food is everywhere you look and its hard to avoid in the supermarket, takeaways and eateries. However it is not impossible to beat it... Here's a few ideas our Helfi Team find useful:
1. Control your shopping habits - cut out purchasing processed foods - especially the ones that horrifically contain them.
2. Focus on 1-ingredient foods such as fruits, veggies, beans, eggs (free range), nuts, seeds, and meats from grass-fed. 3. Go for organic if you can.
4. If you get caught and need to resort to junk foods or processed foods (not recommended), do it on a 1-day per week "cheat day" at the most. Aim to ONLY do this when planned to eat out... so that way, these processed foods aren't not sitting in your house waiting to tempt you.
5. Instead of high bas carbs such as grains like wheat and corn and soy..., have you thought about swapping them with some fruits (less so) and veggies (more so) instead, and then add more protein. But beware not all fruits and veggies are ideal!!!
6. Ditch the supermarket bought salad dressings, marinades, sauces (they are nearly always lathered in unhealthy wheat, soy or corn bases as well as bad oils and additives) with your own homemade healthy salad dressings where you control the healthy oils and condiments.
7. And please, avoid unhealthy canola and rice bran oils too
8. Cut out cereals and bread for breakfast and pasta for dinner. Maybe have it only on "cheat days".
Now, we could go on and on with more examples, but we hope you get the message now.
Of course, no body is ever going to be perfect for long periods of time with their diet. Particularly when we all know there are too many temptations avoid 100% of the time. However, given our personal experiences and that of our many clients, that when our consumption of corn, soy, wheat is no where near 67% intake, then life is awesome. Its all about keeping your awareness high and finger on the pulse.
So Now Is The Time To Acknowledge That These So-Called "Healthy Foods" Are Causing You to Gain More Body Fat, And Less Energy, Than You Should?
We can't emphasis enough we notice that our client's food logs are actually LOADED with foods that they think are "healthy" (or have been deceived by clever food label coning them into believing they are healthy), but in reality are just fat-storing traps in disguise. And then there are those clients that say, oh "that was a bad week". For your information, the most common foods we see in client diets that are struggling include:
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