3 surprising foods that are making you fat (do NOT eat these)

Yesterday, I shared with you an interview I recently did with my nutrition expert friend Nick Pineault.  One thing that was particularly interesting in our talk, that I touched on yesterday, but want to expand on a bit more in today’s article, was this concept that a lot of foods people eat everyday could be doing a lot of harm, without them even knowing it – both to their fat loss efforts and their general health.

He also talked about some easy but unconventional food swaps for these unhealthy choices you can use to burn more fat, get results faster, and improve your general health.  So, let’s get right to it -

3 Surprising Foods That Are Making You Fat

** If you enjoy this article, keep in mind that Nick has offered a special limited-time discount on this program to YOU, a reader of the FVT newsletter. Learn more about it – and the additional special bonuses you’ll get when you grab it – here: The Holiday Survival Food Swapping Guide ==<< **

 

1. Table/Refined Salt

Table/refined salt has been dried at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and purified. This processing creates a completely unnatural form of salt that’s 98% sodium chloride.

Instead of using table salt to help in different vital processes, your body has to neutralize it by using 23g of water for every gram of salt.

That’s why you feel bloated and “bigger“ the morning after a very salty restaurant meal.

Instead …

Go with unrefined salt.

“Reduce your salt intake” is probably the first thing your doctor told you to do to avoid high blood pressure or heart disease.

While this is true for certain sodium-sensitive people, no study on the general population has ever found an association between low sodium diets and a reduced risk of heart disease or other diseases.

Actually, reducing your salt intake too much can lead to headaches, loss of energy and dehydration.

Unrefined salt regulates your blood pressure; contains up to 80 different minerals your body craves; and it improves your sleep and general health.

You can find it at your local health food store.

 

2. Vegetable Oil

Unlike decades of marketing has led you to believe, common vegetable oils you find on the supermarket shelves and in most food products (soy, corn, safflower, sunflower
and canola) are not even remotely healthy. That’s because vegetable oils are highly susceptible to oxidation due to their high polyunsaturated fats content. In plain English: exposure to heat, light or even oxygen can transform their fragile fats into heart-attack inducing compounds.

Your sub? Coconut oil.

Most people cringe when they hear “coconut oil”. The Food Industry made us forget that this superfood accounted for 60% of all the oils and fats in the United States back in 1929.

The truth is that coconut oil is the healthiest and most stable cooking oil you can use. Also, it contains lauric acid, an immune system booster that helps you ward off infections.

PLUS …

Coconut oil has been proven to increase metabolism and thyroid activity, resulting in faster fat loss. It also contains Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), a type of fat that’s used directly as energy instead of being stored as body fat. That means you can lose weight while eating the same calories!

** If you enjoy this article, keep in mind that Nick has offered a special limited-time discount on this program to YOU, a reader of the FVT newsletter. Learn more about it – and the additional special bonuses you’ll get when you grab it – here: The Holiday Survival Food Swapping Guide ==<< **

 

3. Fruit “Products”

This should be a no brainer, but decades of clever marketing tactics later, most people are more confused than ever about whether these gummie bears made with “real fruits” or this pure 100 % fruit no-added- sugar juice is as healthy as the real thing… and the answer is NO. Most of those fruits derivatives are closer to candy than to real fruits.

Fresh fruits are another ball game. On top of being excellent low-sugar healthy snacks and tasting great, they:

  • Contain vitamins and minerals complexes, and powerful anti-aging antioxidants
  • Regulate blood circulation, digestion and improve overall health
  • Curb appetite and help you ward off cravings

Okay. Hope you learned something new today.  If you take anything away from today’s article, try subbing out at least one of the items in the above list, and see how your health improves and fat loss efforts accelerate!

And remember … if you liked the tips in this article, make sure to check out the special deal Nick has offered you on his Healthy or Not handbook.  It’ll help your formulate a complete plan based on the food swapping principles outlined in this post … and you can grab it, plus some great free bonuses, for the next day at 50% off. Click the link below to learn more and grab your copy now: = > Healthy or Not Handbook Deal for Friends of Forest

That’s it for now!  Thanks, and talk soon -

Forest Vance, MS
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Russian Kettlebell Instructor

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