Foods That Make Us Fat
by Court under Diet
The sad thing is…there are about a million foods that make us fat (ok maybe not QUITE a million). Since most people are completely unaware of what these foods are, they struggle with their weight. I am mostly aware of what these foods are and I STILL struggle with my weight at times. Some of these foods are dang good, what else is there to say?
I used to be a lot heavier than I am now and for a while there, I had no idea why. I didn’t know anything about food and it took a lot of education to turn that around. I’m honestly a lot better off. I still indulge at times but I know what I’m doing to myself. It was a lot bigger problem when I was killing myself one meal at a time without knowing it. Most of the time I now eat really healthy foods that don’t add fat to my body.
I’m not going to attempt to make a list of every food that can make us fat in this article. I will, however, attempt to bring to your attention most of the types of food that make most people fat. Here we go.
Never ever lie to yourself by telling yourself that sugars don’t add fat to your body. They do. They are also up there with the most addictive things you can eat. High fructose corn syrup (found in almost every candy, pastry, drink, or baked good that you buy at the store) is probably the worst sugar you can eat and unfortunately it’s also the cheapest, which means it’s found in everything.
It isn’t going to kill you to eat sugar here and there but if you are an everyday sugar eater, I would recommend evaluating your intake. Sugars cause excessive spikes in blood glucose and those spikes lead to fat gain and curb fat loss.
2. Refined Carbohydrates.
While most people know that sugar makes them fat, many people have no idea that refined carbs have EXACTLY the same effect. White bread, rice, tortillas, and pastas (a tiny bit less with pastas) end up as sugars in your bloodstream just like…sugars. They end up there quickly.
There are several ways that refined carbohydrates can be even more dangerous to your body composition than sugars. First, most people aren’t aware of their dangers which means that they will over-consume refined carbs in situations where they wouldn’t over-consume sugar. Second, these carbs are quickly turned into straight glucose, which is a more refined sugar than table sugar. Table sugar is sucrose which is half glucose and half fructose – a more slowly digested sugar. Slower digestion is a good thing when it comes to sugars as it prevents blood sugar spikes.
White rice is the DEVIL when it comes to adding fat and I can’t emphasize this enough. Most people believe that pasta is way worse and that couldn’t be farther from the truth. White rice causes sugar spikes more easily than straight sugar in some studies.
3. Whole Grains
Yes, I understand that I’m saying that whole grains can cause fat gain. I know that this is possible because I have tested it with my own body. Our bodies aren’t meant to eat large amounts of grains and when we do, we gain fat. These grains are of course a LOT better than refined grains but we have to be careful with them.
I personally eat whole grains everyday and will continue to do so. However, I have discovered through testing that I have to limit the amount of grains I consume. For example, I know for a fact that if I eat six slices of whole grain bread in one sitting, I will gain fat. If I only eat two, and I eat those two with vegetables, I will not gain fat.
I have done a lot of testing on myself and would of course never claim that everything that works for me will work for you. However, if you are unhappy with your fat levels you might want to start testing to see what kinds of foods are affecting your fat levels.
Most of us believe that fats are what make us fat. While eating excessive amounts of fats can add fat to our bodies, they are much less damaging to our body fat levels than sugars and carbohydrates.
Manufactured oils are fats are the most guilty of the fats. Trans fats and many other types of fats and oils can cause damage to our hormone levels and strange hormone levels can cause our bodies to retain more fats.
Natural fat sources such as raw nuts, avocados, olives, and olive oils are great for our bodies. Not only do they cause less damage to our hormones, they give our bodies what they need to produce the hormones that make us healthy and fit.
6. Artificial Sweeteners
Not only do artificial sweeteners mess with your appetite, they also mess with your hormones. In the long run, people who often drink diet soda or consume other foods with artificial sweeteners end up heavier than people who don’t. Appetite control is huge if you want to beat being overweight, and artificial sweeteners are a huge cause of unnecessary hunger.
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