A question that continually arises is whether organic foods along with exercise will assist in weight loss. Beliefs that weight loss is just based on utilizing more calories than one consumes is no longer the only focus. Because of our world of mass production of genetically modified food the main objective should be to eat quality, nutrient dense calories that the body will easily break down. Is genetically modified food the culprit in the battle of weight in the American society? A simple rule of thumb is if you cannot pronounce the ingredients on a label you may want to think twice about eating it. Chemicals, pesticides, and artificial sweeteners in the past only linked to causing cancer are now also linked to also causing obesity. In a 2008 Purdue University study, researchers have laboratory evidence that the widespread use of no-calorie sweeteners may actually make it harder for people to control their intake and body weight.
Psychologists at Purdue University’s Ingestive Behavior Research Center reported that relative to rats that ate yogurt sweetened with glucose (a simple sugar with 15 calories/teaspoon, the same as table sugar), rats given yogurt sweetened with zero-calorie saccharin later consumed more calories, gained more weight, put on more body fat, and didn’t make up for it by cutting back later, all at levels of statistical significance.
Weren’t low calorie drinks and food made to help with weight loss? And it is being linked to having the opposite effect. Here are a few ways to lose weight through healthy eating and fitness and not deprive yourself:
Read the nutrition labels. When shopping read the nutrition label and understand what the food you are eating is composed of.
Shop the borders of the supermarket. All the produce, lean meats and vegan products are usually found in the borders of the store so make this the area of your focus on so you will make healthy choices.
Choose Organic when possible. Look into buying into a local crop or even growing your own vegetables and fruits. If you choose to buy from your local supermarket aim to buy locally grown produce so you can save energy of transportation and support local crops.
Find a fitness specialist. Whatever your age or activity level look at joining Tara’s Bootcamp for a cost effective way to learn from certified and experienced trainer, Tara Zimliki who can help you to produce results.
Remember knowledge is power and power is being at peace with the decisions you make each day. Your body will look at feel its best when you are making healthy choices and exercising. Research the benefits of eating organic. If you decide to venture on this new journey do so with knowledge and confidence that you are making the right choices of a lifestyle of health and happiness. Here’s to a healthy and happier you!