The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Truth About Vitamins

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You do realize there is the good, the bad & the ugly truth about vitamins don’t you?

Last night I was reading a magazine article and found an awesome tip for my weight loss file. I thought you might like it for yours, too!

I know that sugar is not good for me. But, what I didn’t realize was exactly what that really meant!

Did you know that orange juice is just as bad as soda? It makes sense when I think back, we gave it to my mother-in-law to stabilize her blood sugar after a diabetic low!  Sugar, a duh?

I learned though that what I thought was good for me, isn’t. I’ve always eaten wheat bread knowing that processed white bread isn’t good for me.

I’ve chosen muffins over other breakfast foods thinking because it was small, it was a smarter choice.

Cereal is a choice in our house, grains are good roughage, right? Well, sort of.

Most cereal is packed with added sugar, salt and grains that turn into bad carbs. If it isn’t processed with sugar, we add it at the table. A big no, no.

BIG key to weight loss is regulating our blood sugar…

we need to stay off the blood sugar roller coaster.

The food choices we make determine the balance our body maintains…or not.

By eating foods chocked full of sugar and/or carbs that turn to sugar we ride this roller coaster of ups and downs. Our body releases insulin to reverse the level upset.

This causes us to become hungry…when we are not! We have just finished eating!

Four foods to stay away from…

We need to stay away from excessive amounts of juice other than fresh squeezed…right from the tree or your local fruit stand!

Whole wheat, white and sour dough breads have to come off of my shopping list. As for pasta…even whole grain, wheat pasta is not going to be in my cupboard anymore.

Cereal and crackers are going to be carefully checked before I buy them from now on…why?

These foods do not help our body use the stored fat for energy…they add to the storehouse of my bulges! I think not…not anymore.

What foods are on the good list?

Breads need to be free of processed grains like oat, wheat and replaced with sprouted grains like rice, spelt, millet and quinoa.

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All fruits and vegetables are on my “good to go” list of groceries and I am going to enjoy them to the full!

Boneless, skinless chicken, occasionally fish (as fresh as I can find) and once in awhile beef can still grace my table. I’m just going to replace the mashed potatoes and gravy with sweet potatoes instead.

It boils down to the difference in the good, the bad and the ugly truth about vitamins in our foods.

Now, I have to share something with you. I shopped all day and couldn’t find these grains in any of my local stores. So, what this means is I will have to travel to find them. But, one thing I know for sure is my body and health is worth it.

I’m not going to allow my food choices to continue the battle of the bulge anymore. Now that I know there are simple changes I can make, it’s a done deal.

What about you? Are you with me?

Let’s kick this bulge thingy in the butt and lose these clinging little fat cells starting right now!

Here to Serve,

Carla J Gardiner

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11 thoughts on “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Truth About Vitamins

  1. Great article Carla,
    I fight some friends and family about this very topic. Most of whom are overweight and some self induced type 2 diabetic. If you are eating a meal and continue to feel hungry afterward, it is not because your belly needs more. It’s because what you took in did not satisfy the nutrients and vitamins your body really wants. I think we are all guilty of giving in to the occasional indulgences. But many of us were taught if you are hungry, you’ll eat anything. A mindset we have to unlearn.
    Thanks so much for all the great info you share and teach :)
    Kathy

    • Hey Kathy,

      Thank you. I know, I have some family the same way. I’ve talked til I’m blue in the face. The only thing I’ve learned from them is that I can lead a horse to water, but I can not force it to drink.

      To keep my sanity I have to hold onto that very thought. We love our friends and family so much and it hurts to watch them suffer. But, ultimately it is their decision to trash their body right to the grave.

      Kind of harsh, I know…but, all you can do is all you can do. Lead by example and hope some catch on and follow.

      Thanks for stopping by, at least we help each other and a few more who choose to listen, learn and implement change.

      Carla

    • Hi Kathy,

      Sorry it took me so long to reply to your comment. Isn’t it just amazing how our families can twist truths to fit their perspectives? Forget the fact that we love them and are only trying to help! You are so right that what we put into our bodies is more important than the quantity we put in it. As a matter of fact I posted an article on different tips that can help us make our weight loss journey simpler.

      A new article pointing out what proper portions are is in the works, stay tuned and thanks for stopping by and sharing.

      Carla

  2. Ignorance is a bliss, Carla :).

    Thanks for these great tips; I will definitely pay more attention next time I go grocery shopping!

    Best,
    Ana Hoffman

    • Hey Ana,

      Thanks for stopping by. You are right, and I almost wish I hadn’t found that information! Now that I know the truth, I have to pay attention and make changes, darn it all anyway:)

      But, I’d rather know how to prevent disease and sickness than go back to my old life of weekly doctor visits, you know? I’m thankful that my research and sharing of it could help and inspire you, too.

      To Your Vibrant Good Health,
      Carla

  3. There’s a common thread with most of the ingredients you listed – carbohydrates. Maybe it would be a good idea to do a post with your favorite low-carb foods.

    If you’re curious about why it might be good to go low-carb, I made a detailed post about it here: http://fightcaps.com/suggested-use/

  4. Oh my gosh, I had no idea about orange Juice. I drink it like it is going out of style, it is what I have honestly everyday of my life.
    And like you say with diabetic lows that’s what we would do for Ed’s brother when he was having a reaction. That or a candy bar (mostly OJ).
    I have always eaten a lot of skinless chicken not much red meat at all, and very little fish. So from what I am getting here is that my juice addiction has been adding to my bulging all over the place . Wow who knew.
    Thanks Carla for the information I certainly will put it to great use myself.

    • Thanks for sharing Shirley. You know…I didn’t realize Orange Juice was bad either.

      That made me stop and think about putting Apple Juice in my grand-kids bottles! I can only imagine the sugar in that and what it must do to their teeth! No wonder they act like they just ate candy, I infused them with a straight line of sugar!

      So, now that we know…let’s change our thinking and what we keep in the refrigerator to drink. Let’s battle this bulge together!

      Carla

  5. Thanks for the great article Carla! You are so right. We have been dooped about what is good for us! You identified the real obstacle to healthier eating habits: Availability! I will return to the blog often to see what you have found!

    Blessings,
    Michael

    • Thanks Michael for sharing your thoughts. In my area our choices are so limited, we do not have a whole foods store nearby. It is not logical, nor economical to go to the nearest one either, it is like three hours one way.

      I think I will have to search and possibly shop online. I’ll be sure to share my findings, I promise.

      Carla J Gardiner

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