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When 0 doesn’t equal 0 
– deceiving food labels!

I was more than excited about the Dr. Oz show today highlighting the deceiving marketing efforts of big food companies to “trick” us into believing their processed, pre-packed foods full of sugar, trans fats (hydrogenated, and partially-hydrogenated), sodium, and artificial dyes, flavors and sweeteners are actually good for us.

The last time I did math 0=0.  Unfortunately, the FDA is exempt from logical math, as they allow big food companies to label their foods “TRANS-FAT FREE” if the product contains less than .5g of transfat PER SERVING.  What did food companies do meet these guidelines?  They decreased their serving size so they can splash “TRANS-FAT FREE” all over the label along with includes more healthy whole grains, natural, full of vitamins and minerals, contains no cholesterol, low fat, and whatever else they think will entice you to buy their products.  What this means is we are being fooled.  Unless you learn to read the ingredients on the label, you will continue to be deceived.

General rules to reading labels:

1.  Eat foods without labels – whole foods don’t come in a package and don’t have to be processed or preserved.  They also taste GREAT!

2.  The less ingredients, the better.

3.  The first ingredients make up the majority of the product.

4.  Avoid any food that contains trans-fats (hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated oils.

5.  Avoid any food that contains artificial sweeteners (sucralose, splenda, aspartame, nutrasweet, equal).

6.  Avoid any food that contains high amounts of sugar or has ingredients ending in -ose (these are just another name for sugar). I stick to foods sweetened with stevia.

7. Avoid any food that contains high amounts of sodium.  (frozen foods, deli meats, boxed foods)

8. Get educated and realize the only person who controls what goes in your shopping cart…. is YOU!  Don’t let deceptive marketing fool you.  If you have questions about whether a certain product is acceptable, please contact me so I can help!

The most common

Fitness Myths:

 

Over the next couple months I will provide you expert insight on the 9 most common fitness myths. It’s easy to fall into the trap: A workout buddy passes along an exercise tip, and then you pass it on to several folks you know. Your kid’s coach gives you advice, and sure enough you hear the same thing from several other parents. So you figure it must be true. But experts say that in the world of fitness there are an abundance of myths and half-truths – and some of them may be keeping you and your family from getting the best and safest workout.

 

Some myths are just harmless half-truths, but many others can actually be harmful. They can cause frustration in working out and sometimes even lead to injury,” he notes. One reason myths get started, is that we all react to exercise a little differently. So what’s true for one person may not be true for another. In this sense you sometimes have to find your own ‘exercise truths’ – the things that are true for you. That said, there are also some fitness myths that just need busting, and the sooner the better! To help put you and your family on the path to a healthier, safer, and more enjoyable workout.

 

Recipe of the Week

Healthy Ranch Dip

1 single serving Plain Greek Yogurt

2 Tbsp Grape Seed Oil Veganaise

½ packet Simply Organic Ranch Dip

 

Mix ingredients and enjoy!!

Workout of the Week

Burn fat in a quarter of the time as John explains Burst training while Dr DelRae and Chip demonstrate using the treadmill and arc trainer. This workout is a one to one , work to rest ratio . For example if you work for 1 minute then you rest for 1 minute.

 

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