by Raymond Laubert
For many years we have been told that to lose weight we need to modify our diet. Eat less, consume less sugar, exercise more etc. Turns out that in today’s chemical filled world it is not so much of how much you eat, but what you eat that is causing you to become fat or not being able to lose weight.
Did you know that your food contains 10 or more pesticides? Even your water has chemicals from farm run off that is keeping you fat! These chemicals are called Obesogens and are contained in most pesticides. Obesogens cause the body to gain weight. So even eating healthy, if the foods are laden with Obesogen chemicals, you won’t lose the weight.
Here is were eating the ‘right’ type of food has changed. No longer are we looking at sweets and fats now we are looking at organic and pesticides. Organic foods can be expensive, but you can grow your own or join a co-op that offers organically grown foods. In addition, not all foods are high in pesticides. Eating low pesticide foods will help reduce the amounts of Obeisances in your system and restore your body to its normal self.
The worst foods to eat are those that ‘store’ the pesticides. Foods such as celery, peaches, strawberries, apples, blueberries, nectarines, sweet bell peppers, spinach, kale, cherries, potatoes and grapes all store or have high levels of Obesogens. These would be good to grow your own or use organically grown version.
The good foods are onions, avocado, sweet corn (frozen), pineapples, mango, sweet peas (frozen), asparagus, kiwi fruit, cabbage, eggplant, cantaloupe (domestic), watermelon, grapefruit, sweet potatoes and honeydew melon. These are shown to have little or no residue from pesticides.
How you cook your food also affects your diet. Lets start with, don’t eat plastic! Ever here of BPA? BPA is bisphenol-A. It is a chemical used in making plastics and 93 percent of Americans have detectable levels of BPA in their blood. BPA and phthalates are synthetic chemicals that trick our bodies into storing fat and not building or maintaining muscles. By decreasing your exposure to BPA you will allow your body to rid itself of the chemicals and begin to rebuild the muscles you have lost and reduce the amount of fat you are storing.
How do you reduce the BPA? Start by looking at the way you cook and store food. Never cook in plastic containers. Yes I know they are convenient, but they also contain BPA which leeks into the food that is stored in them. Heating speeds up the process. Next avoid buying fatty foods wrapped in plastic. Again, BPA leeks into fat very easily.
Ever wonder how are some people in foreign lands stay so thin. They buy their foods fresh, cook them in metal pots and pans and never have left overs. Which leads to the third tip, cut down on canned foods. Cans are lined with plastic. I think you get the point.
Now remember I said that even water has chemicals in it? That goes for bottled water, spring water, tap water all of them come out of the ground, some are just more processed than others. To protect yourself, filter your water. A good Carbon based filter will remove pesticides, industrial pollutants and other items that find their way into our water. Make sure what ever filter you get meets the NSF standards for treating the water by looking for the seal indicating it meets NSF Standard 53.
So there you have it. Simple dieting that will work. Cut down on plastic, eat organic and if you can’t eat all organic go for the low obesogen foods. Drink plenty of filtered water from a GLASS!