Many popular foods are very high in fats, simple starches, calories and offer little or no nutritional value. Some our favorite foods even contain dangerous levels of nitrates, salts, pollutants and other substances that are unhealthy.
Most of these foods do NOT provide a lasting sensation of feeling full or fully satisfied, so we get hungry and eat again too quickly.
The sugars and simple starches in these foods spike our blood sugar and insulin levels which leaves us feeling hungrier with lower energy than before we ate them. This translates to weight gain and lowered well-being.
If you consume your daily calorie allotment in these foods, you'll suffer malnutrition, you will look and feel bad. Or you'll gain weight if you eat these foods in addition to what you need to eat to stay healthy.
Fast Food - Most people have no idea how many calories their usual servings of their favorite items contain or how those meals fit into their daily calorie budget.
Check the nutrition pages of your favorite fast food restaurants: MacDonalds, Wendy's, Burger King - there's a good reason why they call it a Whopper! Beware of the sugary specialty shakes - large sizes can top 1,000 calories per serving for a single shake.
Always Try To Avoid:
- Sugar Based Soda - water, sugar, lots of empty calories and flavorings, no nutrition.
- French Fries - fats, salt and starch, empty calories, no nutrition.
- Potato Chips, All Their Cousins & Close Kin - salt, fats and simple starches. Empty calories.
- Donuts - lots of fat, sugar, empty calories and no nutrition.
- Hot Dogs, Bacon, Prepared Luncheon Meat - often contain dangerous levels of fats, nitrites and sulfides.
- Alcohol - A potent solvent of our will power composed of empty calories that stimulates the appetite. Dangerous for dieters!
The key to enhanced good health an energized well-being is to spend your calories in enjoyable ways that leave you feeling satisfied and do you the most nutritional good.
Don't waste them on empty calories that leave you feeling crummy and hungry quickly!
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