Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Five Foods to Avoid: Here's the List

Concentrated orange juice is at the top of the list
Something called the Trim Down Club (here) presents a long and mostly annoying infomercial online that actually has some excellent information in it from nutritionists.

This ad is built around the hook that it will tell you about five foods you can eliminate from your diet in order to drop weight pretty quickly. It's quite a wade through the ad to get there, but, frankly, I found a lot of the information useful and supportive of what I have learned by studying my Type II diabetes, the one caused by being a lard-ass.

Two of the foods--processed soy products and genetically modified (GMO) corn--are primary products of evil food giant Monsanto, and you're hearing about them everywhere you go. They both have the nutrition stripped out of them in processing and are not only bad nutritionally, but dangerous--foods that can kill you.

The GMO corn, for example, is banned in most First World countries, but our bought-and-paid-for Congress won't even require labeling in this country. We are pretty much at the mercy of Monsanto if we buy corn and soy products. Even something as innocuous appearing as corn on the cob is most often GMO corn.

The other foods the Trim Down Club says you should avoid (because they promote the retention of fat) are concentrated juices ("one of the worst things you can [put into] your body"), margarine (eat butter, yay!), and whole wheat breads and pasta. The last one surprised the hell out of me because I had replaced white flour with whole grain flour. This program says to stay away from all those comfort foods or eat them in moderation with a capital "M".

This advice was also contained in the advertorial: "You can't exercise your way out of poor nutrition." And there was this gem--one I like--"Snack between meals and burn fat." That does not mean that you can eat Ding Dongs, but it does mean you should have six or seven "mini-meals" a day and keep your primary meals at a modest size. That stabilizes your blood sugar and keeps you from being hungry and over-stuffing.


  1. Hey do me a favor and tell me what is wrong with GMO products. Not sure I understand what you are talking about. I heard that there is nothing nutritionally different between GMO and non-GMO. Perhaps you can enlighten me.

    1. One of the problems with GMO is that we don't know what the long term effects of it are on humans. It's still a relatively new science and the only people that are seriously interested in developing it are large corporations with profit (not the long term health and welfare of normal people) as their main concern. This can make it a "trust" issue for some people. This article is NOT specifically on GMO (it is about going organic) but there is some information on GMO in it, and there are other articles that you can look at (for free)