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Weight Loss Grocery Shopping Can Be Misleading

Apr 24, 2008
I was at the grocery store today and had to laugh at all of the clever and deceptive food labeling on several products. As I walked down each aisle counting the "health food" claims, I was astonished. This is food marketing deception at its best!

I mean, think about it, if these foods were healthy wouldn't people be getting thinner by eating them rather than fatter? You bet they would! But instead people around the world are getting fatter and fatter by the day.

Some of the deceptive foods I noticed were claiming to be much healthier than the versions that actually were healthy! You can just imagine what these foods companies must pay their marketers to come up with these "legal lies".

Amazingly, millions of people around the world fall for these deceptive food labels and are conned into buying foods that will make them gain fat faster than anything else! Here are some examples of what I mean:

Example #1: A Hydrogenated-Oil grease bucket claiming to be "Better than peanut butter". Not that peanut butter is the model of a healthy fat source...but it's MUCH better than snacking on other things.

This product is downright evil. Besides being the major cause of arteriosclerosis, hydrogenated-oil turns your body into a fat storing station!

Natural organic peanut butter consists of two ingredients... peanuts and salt. Just take a look at the ingredients listed on this fattening toxic formula:

"Ingredients: Made from Roasted Peanuts and sugar. Contains 2 percent or less of: Molasses, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Soybean), Fully Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils (Rapeseed AND Soybean), Mono- and diglycerides and salt."

Even though only 2% of the product has the bad stuff in it, this sludge peanut butter which claimed it was "better than peanut butter" (trying to seem healthier than natural peanut butter based on its label claims) has a list of ingredients that will cause you to need open heart surgery within a decade of steady consumption.

Listen to how they make this garbage. First of all, they process and eliminate all of the natural healthy fats out of the peanuts to make it a "low fat" product.

This means they take away one of the healthiest parts of the peanut butter... the unprocessed hunger satisfying healthy fats that you need to control your appetite and help burn more fat! Thanks for being choosy mom!

To make things worse, the healthy fats were replaced with 2 different types of sugar; molasses and table sugar! This peanut butter sludge has taken something as simple and natural as peanut butter, and turned it into a fat storing, disease causing cocktail.

Yet, they still claim that it is healthier for you than natural organic peanut butter. I don't know how they get away with it!

Example #2: Processed protein goop claiming to be "better than eggs". It's such a laughable claim and yet this company grosses hundreds of millions every year because of their big deception.

Basically, this product is just egg whites with a bunch of processed garbage added to it. Look at the ingredients in this:

"INGREDIENTS: Egg whites (99%), less than 1%: Natural flavor, color (includes beta carotene), spices, salt, onion powder, vegetable gums (xanthan gum, guar gum).

Vitamins and Minerals: Calcium sulfate, iron (ferric phosphate), vitamin E (alpha tocopherol acetate), zinc sulfate, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B12, vitami nB2 (riboflavin), vitamin B1 (thiamine mononitrate), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), folic acid, biotin, vitamin D3."

Doesn't look to bad at first glance but guess what? This product has ruined one of natures most perfect foods by removing the healthiest component... the YOLKS! And yes, the yolks ARE the healthiest part of the egg.

Anybody that tells you different does not understand the biochemistry of nutrition. The important thing to look for in quality whole eggs are that they are cage-free and organic.

Did you know that almost all of the nutrition of an egg is found in the creamy yolks? It's true almost all of the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and trace nutrients are found in the yolks. Even the protein in the whites isn't as digestible without the amino acid profile of the yolk that enables it to offer more nutrition.

And no, the cholesterol in eggs is not bad for you... it actually raises your (HDL) good cholesterol more than (LDL) bad cholesterol improving your overall profile. Dietary cholesterol intake will not affect your cholesterol levels negatively unless the cholesterol you eat is oxidized.

Besides that, all the fats in whole eggs are balanced and healthy for you as well. Whole eggs are hands down healthier for you than egg whites alone.

Example #3: A product claiming to be "better than butter". Here is a perfect example of how food industry profits and fat burning foods tend to be at opposite sides of the spectrum.

This was essentially a cardiac arrest guarantee called margarine which is loaded with highly processed and deadly trans fats, yet their marketing panel decided to call it "better than butter".

Don't fall for the marketing! Be very suspicious anytime you see a claim on a label stating that a product is "low-fat", "no-fat", "low-sugar", or "no-sugar". These products tend to be the worst!

Instead, go with organic butter. If you can find butter from grass-fed cows, then that would be your best bet. Grass-fed butter is higher in essential fatty acids and especially the natural form of beneficial conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). In fact, adding a little butter to your steamed vegetables will help your body absorb more of the vitamins and minerals in your veggies.

Also, due to the content of stable saturated fats in butter, this makes butter one of the best oils to cook with. The only oil better to cook with would be coconut oil.

Oils that are high in polyunsaturated fats such as soy (high GMO), corn (high GMO), safflower (and even flax) are the worst to cook with due to the nature of their chemistry. These fats easily become oxidized when heated and turn partially-hydrogenated.

Knowing how to avoid the deceptive food companies can be the decisive factor in making you lose weight. Heck, it could even be the thing that SAVES YOUR LIFE!
About the Author
James Wong lost over 40lbs. just by using The Secret 2 Fat Loss. You too could lose weight as easily as he did. Find out how to burn fat and lose weight at www.TheSecret2FatLoss.com
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