Two Foods NOT to Eat and Five Foods That Kill Belly Fat
“Some of these foods are marketed to you as “health foods” but are actually silently making you gain extra stomach fat!” Mike Geary
He will give you lush pastureland for your cattle to graze in, and you yourselves will have plenty to eat. (Deut. 11:15; NLT)
The gist of this week’s posts comes from the now famous Mike Geary. I recently read his article, “5 Foods that Kill Fat (and 2 to STOP eating).” I’ll begin today’s post with the 2 to STOP eating.
The first food he warns about is “whole grains.” These include whole grain breads, pasta, muffins, and more. Most people know that refined grains such as white flour products are bad, however many people also believe that whole grain foods are good for us and can help to lose fat. He says this could be a big mistake holding you back from a lean body and flat stomach.
On a personal note, Jerry and I spent MANY years eating whole grains. As vegetarians for a number of years, whole grains were a mainstay in our diet. At various times throughout the years we would avoid grains all together for short periods of time but would eventually always add them back into our diet. Since doing our AIEP plan this past summer, we’ve avoided eating grains consistently with a rare to occasional exception.
One thing (among many) that we’ve noticed is that we both have a flatter stomach than we can remember having in a long time. It’s nice to know that my clothes are going to fit when I put them on and not have to wonder if they’ll be too tight around the waist or middle.
Mike’s second “STOP eating” food is SOY. Quoting Mike, “Another so-called “health food” that you have been deceived about is soy…. Some of the biggest offenders in the soy industry are soymilk, tofu, and soy protein products. Remember that soy is a BIG multi-billion dollar industry and their goal is to use clever marketing to fool you into thinking that these highly processed soy products are actually healthy for you, so you buy more of them thinking you’re doing the body good.”
Ouch…he hits it hard! He goes on at great length detailing the dangers of eating processed soy products. I’ve written several posts myself on why not to eat soy products. However, just like the whole grains, we were also “heavy users.” I was known as the “Tofu Queen.” I could use tofu in salads, lasagna, and cheesecake and make it taste good! Mike says, “Want more belly fat….just go ahead and drink more soymilk and eat more tofu!”
We’ll look at the 5 Foods that Kill Fat in the next post.
Father, thank You for the many people who do share truth about healthy eating.
Link of the Day
Are Soybean-Based Foods Good For You?
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