Baby Boomer weight loss…read the labels before you buy
You don’t need a degree in chemistry to be an effective food shopper… Furthermore, you should never need a dictionary when you go to the grocery store.
Following this one simple rule will generally keep you out of trouble… One word that you should be looking for is organic.
There are always exceptions, here’s one I overlooked for ten years or more… I am looking at the label of my favorite Trader Joe’s Organic Golden Flax Cereal…
“And lightly sweetened with organic evaporated cane sugar for utter irresistibility”…
Look at how they present the cane sugar…” Lightly sweetened” and “utter irresistibility”… Now compared to high fructose corn syrup, this is probably a better source of sweetening…
It is still sugar, and they go to great lengths to glamorize the fact that yes it is sugar.
Stop a minute and go into your pantry.
Here is what I grabbed at random:
Jiffy… corn muffin mix
Sugar, hydrogenated lard, partially hydrogenated lard, sodium acid pyrophosphate, thiamine mononitrate, mono calcium phosphate
I don’t know what a pyrophosphate is or a mononitrate for that matter… I think I’ve had my last cornbread from this company.
Knorr Pasta Sides…butter and herb fettuccine
Sugar, hydrolyzed soy protein, potassium chloride, sodium caseinate, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate
Sugar enemy number one makes up the majority of this product… The last three ingredients I can’t pronounce… If you can’t understand the ingredients you shouldn’t buy it.
Ramen’s… chicken flavored noodle soup…I bet this is on every dieters purchase list… Read the label.
disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, thiamine mononitrate, TBHO, potassium carbonate, sodium carbonate
Baby boomers you might be thinking… What could be wrong with chicken noodle soup?
The reason this is bad for you is that all the chemicals that are listed on the ingredient list are designed to trick your brain into thinking that you are tasting something that is not there.
I don’t know about you folks but that sounds like a lot of chemicals… Certainly not naturally produced… And something that the liver is going to try its best to eliminate from our bodies.
Why not give your liver or break and not ask it to process these chemicals that come from processed food?
The question is why put it in your body in the first place?
Butter is not your enemy, it comes from a cow… But we go to great lengths to purchase butter substitutes?
We don’t have any margarine, or butter substitutes, in the house… These are advertised as being a low calorie substitutes for butter.
Newsflash… Butter is good for you, margarine and these other products, did not come from the cow they came from a laboratory…
The very fact that all of these foods are processed, implies that they are not natural… They all have chemicals to one degree or another and should be eliminated or drastically reduced from what you put in your stomach.
Same goes for things like, coloring agent XYZ. For baby boomers with children or grandchildren be especially careful not to give these innocuous seeming items to your children or grandchildren…
The grandkids might even be a lot calmer when they come to visit.
Are you beginning to feel a little sorry for what you’re asking your liver to do?
Weight loss for weight loss sake alone is not worth it. Do it the healthy way and eliminate these unpronounceable, difficult to spell, and strange chemicals from your diet. You’ll be losing weight the healthy way… the only smart way.
Are you feeling more informed?
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