Monday, April 19, 2010

You are what you eat


To maintain a lean body, you need to avoid certain foods. I already talked about alcohol, it does nothing good for your physique. The same goes for other simple sugars, saturated fats, processed foods.

If you cannot pronounce it, you shouldn't be putting it in your mouth. Eat what nature intended.

Yes we can all say "donut" but what is in the donut? What is it cooked in?

Processing foods strips away all of the nutrients, that is why you read that all the cereals and breads have been "vitamin fortified", they took it all out so now they need to add something of value back in.

When competing I just don't eat any of this, ever. When not competing I avoid it and rarely eat it, for now I am talking about what a non competing person should avoid. Remember the word is avoid, that means yes you can indulge once in a while, but you will look like whatever you put into that mouth of yours.

The foods I am speaking of include, but are not limited to:

Simple sugars (alcohol, wine, beer, sugars)
Processed foods (chips, refined flours, breads, crackers, cookies, boxed cereals)
Saturated fats (animal fat such as chicken skin, pork, lamb, fatty cuts of beef)
Lunch meats, including turkey! No lunch meat is good for you, cook your own
Butter
Most oils (stay away from any oil that has been hydrogenated, that means it has been chemically processed up to remain stable at room temperature, it will kill you) Hydrogenated oils convert to trans fats, so our foods have been processed for a longer shelf life, but ingesting those shortens our life, sounds like a bad exchange to me. You will find this in almost every single packaged food that has any type of carbohydrate unfortnately
Candy
Soda

I might as well remind you that you shouldn't smoke while I am at it.