Malnutrition Causes Obesity
Axiom Number One - Nourish your body.
Probably the most important and least understood axiom of
successful weight loss is that you have to nourish your body.
The main reason why most people are overweight is that they are
malnourished. In our modern grocery stores are all kinds of
processed and packaged foods. The nutritional value of any
food substance is inversely proportional to the amount of processing. The more a food is processed, the less nutrition
Trace minerals and elements
Food grown by today's commercial methods are not grown in
healthy soil. The soil is essentially dead and there is no
life (nitrogen)sources in that soil. The nitrogen is added
to the soil as liquid fertilizer along with a lot of not so
good for your health -pesticides. This approach to farming
may produce some great harvests, by weight, but not by
nutrition standards. A lot of what the human body needs
is lost in this type of food production.
When you eat a lot of heavily processed food grown in dead
soil you do not get all the nutrients that the human body
needs. You end up hungry all the time so you eat more of
the same foods. In addition to being incomplete foods, they
more often than not have added sweeteners and sometimes
even added chemicals like aspartame (Nutrasweet). The body
has to do something with all the added incomplete calories
so it turns them into fat.
When you eat whole foods that have been grown in soil that
has not been depleted by the commercial farming process, you
are getting all the nutrients that you need. You finish a
meal and feel satisfied. Often when you finish a really
whole and complete meal you end up feeling like you don't need
to eat for a week or so. On the other hand, when you eat
incomplete foods, you are usually hungry as soon as your
stomach empties, about thirty minutes.
Why organic is cheaper
While good organic produce may cost more than the non-organic
variety, it is still cheaper to eat organic. This is because
the organic foods actually satisfy you and will turn off your
hunger. The non-organic foods do not turn off your hunger
and usually you end up eating a lot more of them, and seem to
be always hungry. This is not to mention all the pesticides
that are included in the non-organic foods. Chemotherapy is
not cheap these days.
The wrong kind of weight loss
Promises of lost pounds in weeks are rampant. The
problem with all of these is that the biochemistry of the
human takes time to put weight on -and to take it off. You
may drop a few pounds on some low "carbohydrate diet" but
you are only losing water and lean muscle mass, exactly
what you don't want to lose. While the scale may be
important, your health and nutrition are much more important.
A diet consisting of whole organic fruits, vegetables and
complex carbohydrates with no added sweeteners will nourish
your body while you lose weight without hunger.
The mainstay of any successful diet program has to be feeding
the human body what it needs. In order to accomplish that
today, you have to eat organic whole foods, preferably one
good meal a day. This will go a long way to slow down your
appetite and make it easier to resist all those tempting
nutritionally bereft hollow calories out there.
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Please stay tuned for the next installment in this
series -Control Your Hunger.
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