We talk a lot about avoiding processed foods because they are so calorically dense and are lacking any real nutritional value. Typically, a small amount of processed food has a lot of calories and very few nutrients. And now we know (I think we already guessed) that those foods are engineered to keep you eating more of them!
Here’s a study that proves that:
The study shows that processed food makes us much more likely to overeat. In the end a carb is a carb as far as your body is concerned. But some carbs come with vitamins, minerals and fiber and some carbs come with nothing but chemicals that make you want to eat more and more.
It’s not just carbs - the food manufacturers are adding things to processed meats, cheeses and more to keep you eating and buying more.
So while we want to eat real, unprocessed food because that’s where we get the nutrients our bodies need to function optimally, it’s also really hard to overeat those foods. How many times have you accidentally eaten three bananas? How many times have you accidentally eaten a whole bag of Doritos or a whole pint of ice cream?
Don’t fall for the trap! Avoid processed foods and it will be easier to stay on track and you will feel and perform a whole lot better!
Workout for Friday, February 15
15 minutes to Build to Heavy Complex - Working from Floor
1 Push Press + 1 Push Jerk
*Build Up with Good Position Overhead and Good Lockouts!
3 Rounds For Time
10 Clean and Jerks (135/95)
10/7 Calorie Bike
100 Double Unders or 200 Single Unders After Each Round