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6 Tips on Processed Foods

6 Tips About Processed Foods
Nature has been making foods for millions of years, and we have evolved to be able to not just survive, but to thrive on these foods.  Fruits, vegetables, fish, meats, eggs, nuts and seeds.
In the past 30 years or so, we have been bombarded with so many processed ‘foods’ that it has become normal to just eat these instead.  Most processed foods are not nutritious, contain chemicals that we shouldn’t consume, have lots of calories and displace the healthy foods from our diets.
I honestly don’t think people realise how much processed stuff they consume.  It has just become such a habit with reasons like “I don’t have time to cook” or “It’s just so much easier” becoming the norm.
Here are a few guidelines I believe will help you when it comes to making food selections.
• If the product comes in packaging eat it only in very small portions and then only very, very occasionally.
• If the product has more than two ingredients listed on the package it’s best avoided or eaten in very limited quantities and only very occasionally. Eat these only when “real” food is not readily available. Of course if you are organised, real food will always be available because you will take it with you if necessary
• The foods you should be the most wary of are those that proclaim loudly to be “healthy” or “all natural.”
• Typically, the more expensive a product is per calorie, the less healthy it is.
• The less advertising there is for a food, the healthier it is as a general rule.
• If your grandparents could not have eaten it, it’s best avoided.
Have an honest think about the types of foods you eat every day.  Are you settling for processed, ready made, preprepared foods because you think it is more convenient.
If you think about it, it doesn’t take any longer to prepare a meal from ‘scratch’ than it does to prepare one supposedly ‘pre-prepared’ from a packet.
Go to my website for ideas about easy to prepare meals.  I am updating the recipes often.
I am also asking all Bootcampers to keep periodic food journals so you can become more aware of everything you are eating.  I will let you know when you have to keep them at Bootcamp and by email.  Make sure that you list the ingredients in recipes that you make.  Quantities dont matter, but give enough detail so I can keep a check on the types of food you are eating.  Chicken stir fry could mean anything-vegies or not? packet sauces? noodles?? fresh meat?? etc So be a bit more specific.
Remember food is fuel for your body, not just something you shove into your face because you are hungry.  What are you fueling your body with?
As they say-YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
Jo
The ultimate unprocessed foods-grow your own

The ultimate unprocessed foods-grow your own

Nature has been making foods for millions of years, and we have evolved to be able to not just survive, but to thrive on these foods.  Fruits, vegetables, fish, meats, eggs, nuts and seeds.
In the past 30 years or so, we have been bombarded with so many processed ‘foods’ that it has become normal to just eat these instead.
Most processed foods are not nutritious, contain chemicals that we shouldn’t consume, have lots of calories and displace the healthy foods from our diets.
I honestly don’t think people realise how much processed stuff they consume.  It has just become such a habit with reasons like “I don’t have time to cook” or “It’s just so much easier” becoming the norm.
Here are a few guidelines I believe will help you when it comes to making food selections.
• If the product comes in packaging eat it only in very small portions and then only very, very occasionally.
• If the product has more than two ingredients listed on the package it’s best avoided or eaten in very limited quantities and only very occasionally. Eat these only when “real” food is not readily available. Of course if you are organised, real food will always be available because you will take it with you if necessary
• The foods you should be the most wary of are those that proclaim loudly to be “healthy” or “all natural.”
• Typically, the more expensive a product is per calorie, the less healthy it is.
• The less advertising there is for a food, the healthier it is as a general rule.
• If your grandparents could not have eaten it, it’s best avoided.
Have an honest think about the types of foods you eat every day.  Are you settling for processed, ready made, preprepared foods because you think it is more convenient.
If you think about it, it doesn’t take any longer to prepare a meal from ‘scratch’ than it does to prepare one supposedly ‘pre-prepared’ from a packet.
Go to my website for ideas about easy to prepare meals.  I am updating the recipes often.
I am also asking all Bootcampers to keep periodic food journals so you can become more aware of everything you are eating.  I will let you know when you have to keep them at Bootcamp and by email.  Make sure that you list the ingredients in recipes that you make.  Quantities dont matter, but give enough detail so I can keep a check on the types of food you are eating.  Chicken stir fry could mean anything-vegies or not? packet sauces? noodles?? fresh meat?? etc So be a bit more specific.
Remember food is fuel for your body, not just something you shove into your face because you are hungry.  What are you fueling your body with?

As they say-YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

Jo
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