by Helfi Joe, Certified Brisbane Personal Trainer, and Designer: 21 Days Detox Challenge
This article is seriously going to shock you...
Get ready for this scary statistic...
"By-products" of wheat, corn and soy, are food additives such as:
- high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
- corn oil
- soybean oil (hydrogenated or plain refined)
- soy protein
- refined wheat flour
- 100's of related food additives such as maltodextrin, wheat or corn starch, soy lecithin, mono and diglycerides, etc,
Do you know what would be a reasonably healthy amount of wheat, soy & corn in our diet?
Based on natural diet of our ancestors and what there digestive systems were programmed to digest most effectively (and still is today), this would probably be in the range of about 1% to 4% CAPPED of our total calories from wheat, soy & corn.
Considering that the modern Brisbane health and fitness person is eating 67% of their total calories from wheat, soy & corn... no wonder why there is massive problems in weight, diseases, allergies - we are just not meant to have 67% of our diet on these three macronutrients.
Can it get any worse for the Brisbane Health and Fitness conscious person! YES!!!!!!!
Guess What? It just doesn't stop there...
Bottom-line for us Fit and Healthy (Not as much as we like to think) Brisbane people, we are eating chicken, beef, and fish, with even MORE wheat, soy and corn into our body
So it's actually WORSE than just 67% isn't it?
So you are probably thinking, "Big Deal"...
So, let me tell you why it is so unhealthy to consume 67%of our calories from these 3 foods?
- Weight gain, blood-sugar exaggerated fluctuations, and reduced insulin sensitivity (progressing to diabetes)
- It skews the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats in our diet to as high as 30:1, when it should naturally be ratio of 1:1 to 2:1, causing an massive inflammation in our body, and further causing many diseases, cancer, and weight gain.
- It creates problems with gluten intolerance -- due to heavy wheat direct and indirect diet loads
- Hormone disruptions and imbalances in women, man boobs in some cases in men, and what's been termed "stubborn belly fat" in both sexes, due to "xenoestrogens", from genetically modified soy and corn
1. Simply, control your shopping habits - don't purchase processed foods - especially the ones that horrifically contain them.
2. Choose only 1-ingredient foods such as fruits, veggies, beans, eggs (free range), nuts, seeds, and meats from grass-fed. 3. Go for organic if you can.
4. If you are going to resort to junk foods or processed foods (not recommended), do it on a 1-day per week "cheat day"
but ONLY when planned to eat out... that way, the processed foods aren't in your house to tempt you.
5. Swap most of your carbs from fruits (less so) and veggies (more so) instead of grains like wheat and corn and soy...
Beware not all fruits and veggies are ideal!!!
6. Replace store bought salad dressings, marinades, sauces (that are almost always lathered in unhealthy 3 food oils and
additives) with your own homemade healthy salad dressings with healthy oils and condiments.
7. Avoid unhealthy canola oils too (I'll explain why in future articles)
8. Cut back on cereal, bread, and pasta by having these foods only on "cheat days".
I could go on with more examples, but I think you get the message.
No body is perfect and there are too many temptations in Brisbane to avoid 100%. However, I'd estimate that my
corn/soy/wheat consumption is no where near to the common 67% for the average Brisbane Health and Fit conscious person. I do this by simply limiting wheat, soy and corn products in my grocery shopping - to minimise temptation.
My awareness is high and I keep my finger on the pulse, and fortunately, I get to guide my clients about this every day being a Brisbane Personal Trainer. Firstly I learnt the knowledge and rules (educated myself) and then I took control of my OWN
health instead of letting big corporations and supermarket chains take my control away.
I can't tell you how many times I've looked at my client's food log and I see their diet LOADED with foods that they think are "healthy" (or have been deceived by clever food labelling coning them into believing they are healthy), but in reality are fat-storing traps in disguise. It's either that or I hear "that was a bad week".
The most common foods I see are:
- whole grain breads (with soy)
- whole grain cereals (with soy, sugar and corn syrup)
- whole grain crackers (with soy)
- soymilk (no need to say what)
- tofu or "veggie burgers"(I rest my case)
- orange juice (might as well drink sugar and water)
- apple juice (might as well drink straight sugar and water)
- skim milk (from grain fed cows and no good fats)
- margarine (scary plastic oil)
- pre-packaged "diet" dinners (additives and preservatives - soy, corn and wheat)
- gatorade or other sport drinks (sugar and water)
- protein bars (the wrong type which are candy bars in disguise!)
- overly processed protein powders and meal replacements (not grass fed an no active enzymes)
- diet drinks, sweets, ice creams and yoghurts (with cancer causing artificial sweeteners)
- pasta (especially too regular and wrong time)
- so-called "energy" drinks (full of sugar and crap)
- low-fat foods (low fat = high sugar)
- soybean oil, corn oil, canola oil (do your heart a favour please)
their weight loss and fat burning efforts, increasing their cravings, throwing their hormones out of whack, and more.
21 Days Detox Challenge - This is the Simple Solution for Eating a Healthy Elimination Diet That Promotes Fat Loss, Leaner Body and Feel Amazing!!!
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Helfi Joe, is the Owner & Chief Fitness Officer of Health and Fitness Australia in Brisbane Southside, located in Stones
Corner. He also runs personal training sessions and group personal training Toning and Cardio sessions at his Personal Training Studio, which is a wonderful alternative to a Brisbane Gym.
Helfi Joe is obviously a fully certified Master personal trainer with the Australian Institute of Fitness, and is fully registered with our governing body Health and Fitness Australia. He also has a background in managing and mentoring people for over 20 years and with such people and personal development experience combined with his technical expertise in health and fitness, you can be rest assured Helfi Joe will give you the best guidance for you goals.
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