Don’t Misread the Labels

Don’t get obsessed by low calories and low fat.

For example, what’s best to eat? Almonds or fat-free chips?

Some folks might go for the fat-free chips on account of them having no fat. Wrong. It’s much better to eat the almonds.

Why?

They are much better for you in terms of nutrition, fiber content, and they’re not processed with who know what added in the flavorings that chips (fat-free or not) often contain.

Also watch out for things like calorie-free drinks. They might seem better for you than the calorie-laden, HFCS containing regular varieties, but more and more studies are pointing toward some artificial sweetener being possible carcinogens.

Better to drink water, or whole fruit juice anyway.

Junk Really Is A Waste

Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, fats such as nuts and olive oil, and eat lean meat.

Junk food really is a waste of money and a waste of time for your body. When you eat high sugar, high fat food that is full of empty carbohydrate, you actually screw up the signals that the brain sends out to regulate your consumption of food.

Insulin helps to control sugar levels on the body, and what needs to be stored and what need to be used. Leptin tells the brain that you’re not hungry any more, and helping you to stop eating before you feel physically bloated. Junk food screws up these mechanisms, leaving you feeling overfull, and often nauseous. One should feel satisfied after eating, but not bloated!