Below is some free information to help you cut out the junk food which is a major cause of belly fat. Substitute the junk for these healthy alternatives and get losing the weight faster than you ever thought possible.
With approx 70% of the population overweight or obese these days, it's not hard to find someone interested in eating healthier and getting in better shape. The interesting thing that I have noticed over the years is that almost every single person that has told me that they are "trying" to lose weight, almost always has their house filled with tons of junk foods instead of whole unprocessed natural healthy foods.
It's not uncommon for people to tell me that they're trying really hard to lose weight, but I'll notice boxes of frosted flakes and fruit loops on their counter, cookies, crackers, and donuts in their cupboard, and soda or syrup-filled juices in their fridge. So the question that always boggles my mind is that if all of these people really want to get in shape and lose weight so bad, why on earth does everybody still have their house filled with junk food instead of healthy foods?
I always tread lightly in these situations because if people don't ask for my advice, I certainly don't want to go spreading my fitness advice around without them wanting to hear my advice... but if they do ask for my help, then I'll ask about why they buy junk foods if they want to improve their body... Interestingly, the answer usually is that they don't want to give up their favorite foods because they think that eating these junk foods allows them to "live a little" (more like "die a little" with each bite!).
In my opinion, eating junk food has nothing at all to do with enjoying life...actually, when you give up junk food you actually enjoy living more because you FEEL better all the time and have more energy every day...plus getting into better shape by NOT eating junk food gives you more confidence because you actually look better in addition to feeling better, thereby enjoying life more once again.
One thing that many people don't realize is that eating healthy DOESN'T mean eating bland and boring food. Rather, when you learn to enjoy natural unprocessed foods and start exploring all of the varieties of natural healthy foods this planet has to offer, you discover that you enjoy the natural flavors of real food better than overly processed aggressive tastes so common with excessively salty and sweet junk foods.
I believe everyone should actually enjoy what you eat, but do it without eating overly processed foods... people are often surprised to hear that a lot of the foods that they think are junk foods, I actually consider healthy foods, but only because I put a healthy spin on traditional junk food...
- Junk food: a cheap fast-food burger on a crappy refined white bun
- My healthy alternative: A grass-fed burger (with higher omega-3's and CLA) with raw grass-fed cheese on a sprouted grain roll topped with avocado slices
- Junk food: Deep fried and breaded chicken fingers with french fries (tons of nasty trannies)
- My healthy alternative: grilled chicken breast strips with peanut dipping sauce and vegetables
- Junk food: a piece of chocolate cupcake, chocolate donut, or chocolate candy bar
- My healthy alternative: a couple squares of super-dark chocolate (greater than 70% cocoa content only)... higher in fiber and much less sugar
Now that's how to enjoy food while eating healthier at the same time! I hope this gives you ideas on how to get a new perspective on what really constitutes junk food or healthy foods.
Enjoy, and good luck with your fitness and weight-loss endeavors!
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Mike Geary -
Certified Nutrition Specialist,
Certified Personal Trainer,
Author of the world-wide best-seller: The Truth about Six Pack Abs