We leave tomorrow morning for our Low Carb Cruise, and we’re totally ready for our Partner Detox! I’ve got the detox kits, the lemons/knife, detox teas, my supplements, protein and greens powder, and Jay Robb bars. I’ll be sure to post our routine each day, plus pictures. If you’re not friends with me on Facebook, friend me!
Let me leave you with a few “looks healthy but isn’t” to think about. The first one is Barbara’s High Fiber Cereal. People still believe they need this kind of stuff to poop. Not True, ( Big Food’s done a great job convincing us otherwise). The amount of SUGAR in ONE HALF CUP is 43 grams. This will raise your blood glucose which raises your insulin which causes most of this to be remade into FAT (triglycerides) and deposited in the belly. If you look at the Nutrition Label, you might think I’m wrong because it says, “sugar..8 grams”. That’s MISLEADING; it’s just referring to added sugar, not naturally occurring sugar. ALL CARBS ARE REDUCED TO SUGAR IN THE GUT. The total carbohydrate count is what you need to look at.
Next, look at the ingredients in these “natural, aloe vera based” baby wipes. Ugh. We rub these toxic chemicals all over our little babies delicate skin, they absorb immediately, and are in the bloodstream in seconds. MOMS: SWITCH TO PAPER TOWELS AND WATER. No, they’re not as “biodegradable” as these wipes, but rubbing cancer causing chemicals on your babies skin is worse I swear. Want a great breakdown of these chemicals? Read this.
Last, please quit using “coffee creamer”; even the So Delicious Coconut based creamer in the healthy aisle has chemicals: Organic coconut milk (organic coconut cream, water, guar gum), organic dried cane juice, colored with titanium dioxide, dipotassium phosphate, carrageenan. Coffee mate’s even worse: COFFEE-MATE, FAT FREE LIQUID NON DAIRY CREAMER INGREDIENTS: Water, Corn Syrup Solids, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, and/or Cottonseed Oil, (Adds a Trivial Amount of Fat), and Less Than 2% of Sugar, Modified Cornstarch, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Caseinate, (Milk Derivative), Not a Source of Lactose Color Added, Artificial Flavor, Mono And Diglycerides, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Carrageenan, Salt, Betacarotene. Color.
If you want cream, buy Organic Cream and use that. Even better, find a source of Raw Cream. Real Cream is loaded with vitamins A and D, minerals, phytonutrients, and even anti-cancer fatty acids, like CLA. Plug into www.localharvest.org to find a list of farms in your area.
What we put in our mouth – and on our body – matters!! Our food doesn’t just affect our weight, it affects our Hormones, our Brain, our Energy, our Mood, our Immune System, and everything else about us. JUST BECAUSE IT LOOKS REAL AND TASTES GOOD DOESN’T MEAN WE SHOULD EAT IT. Processed food, no matter how it looks or tastes or smells, isn’t Real Whole Food, not by a long shot. Read your labels,… plan, shop, cook, and pack. Take control of your life and your health; be a Real Whole Foodie.