LOW CALORIE FOODS.
Monday, July 15, 2013 • Sunnyvale, TX 75182
Some great advice form @Jon Goodman master trainer and all around good guy on the draw backs on low calorie foods. Not always good for you.
The 3 Biggest Problems With Low Calorie Food
1.Calories are energy. So low calorie means low energy. For busy active people, calories are a must as long as they are nutrient dense.
2.Low calorie often leads to insufficient recovery. Int...ense training must be met with adequate recovery.
3.Artificial sweeteners have damaging effects. Let's talk about that a bit more.
A common practice by food manufacturers and fitness competitors is to mask the bland taste of low calorie food with artificial sweeteners like aspartame. What most women should actually be doing is eating more calories but of nutrient dense whole foods.
Scarily, many low calorie foods, once tested, show trace elements of MSG and aspartame even thought it's not in the ingredients.
It's understandable, bland tasteless chicken gets old fast. Pair that with plain veggies and no carbs and it's a recipe for binge eating and hating life, the Universe, and Everything Else.
Previously, the solution was to add artificial sweeteners to foods to make them edible.
These foods damage a region of the brain called the hypothalamus that's responsible for regulating a host of functions including mood, emotions, heart rate, blood pressure, weight, and appetite.
You read that right... Weight!
So the very stuff that's put into foods in an attempt to help people lose weight is damaging the part of the brain that regulates it!