Detoxify Your Pantry and Speed Up Weight Loss

Detoxify Your Pantry and Speed Up Weight LossIf you’re planning on taking this whole weight loss thing seriously, then it’s time to remove the temptation (aka toxins and fat-making-foods) from your pantry.

Don’t think of it as throwing away tasty food, instead think of it as what it really is:

Removing foods that are toxic to your body, pollute your liver, interfere with your digestion, mimic your hormones, linked to numerous serious health conditions AND make you very fat”.

Keeping that in mind will make it easier.

Ok, here we go:

  • Throw out foods containing vegetable shortening, hydrogenated vegetable oil or partially hydrated vegetable oil (collectively known as trans fats)
    • Hydrogenated vegetable oils occur nowhere in nature but they are added to foods because they have a long shelf life, give food a creamy texture and are extremely cheap which achieves the ultimate business objective of increased profits.

      They are created through a process called hydrogenation which changes naturally occurring liquid vegetable oils to solid vegetable fat.

      They do nothing good in your body but do plenty of bad including clogging arteries, impairing heart function, hardening cell walls, cancers, eczema, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, liver toxification…. the list goes on (more on trans fats later)!

  • Throw out foods that have sugar (or other sweetener) listed in the first 4 ingredients
  • Throw out foods made with white flour
  • Throw out foods made with white corn flour
  • Throw out your white rice
  • Throw out foods containing artificial sweeteners
  • Throw out foods containing processed soy products, especially soy oil
  • Throw out foods containing high fructose corn syrup
  • Throw out foods containing lots of additives
  • Throw out foods high in saturated fats
  • Throw out any highly processed foods

If you’re brave enough to really get this food out of your house (I hope you are), then of course don’t throw it in the trash, instead donate it to a shelter or other organization that could use it… even just your neighbor.

If you just can’t part with it, then pack it into boxes and store out of the way to remove the ‘convenience’ factor and hopefully your willpower will be strong enough to resist the urge to unpack them.

Foods to Stock Your Pantry With

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables (lots and lots of these)
  • Leafy greens (high in folate )
  • Legumes
  • Whole grains: brown rice, whole grain bread (oat is better than wheat), rolled oats, quinoa
  • Eggs
  • Fish and seafood
  • Meats and poultry
  • Cultured dairy products
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Nuts and seeds

Again, don’t think of it as throwing out food. Just remember that you are detoxifying your pantry, and doing what you should have done a long time ago!

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avatar About the Author: Muz Hughes is a regular single dad that has cracked the code to fast and long term weight loss. His 4-Step Formula is not a diet but a lifestyle, a sustainable way of living that results in the body you want and greater health and happiness from just 4 simple steps.

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