3. Whole Grains
As one of our friends in the food industry likes to say “whole grains are the biggest con I have seen since the filtered cigarette.” The reason for this strong language is that “Whole Grains” basically don’t exist in the food you eat!
Yes they contain some extra nutrients, but grains need to be processed in SOME way to make bread and pasta. Any time a grain is ground down and you eat it, the starch gets converted to sugar.
This sets off the process where your insulin spikes and your body goes into fat storage mode. There is a TON of new research showing that sugar- not fat- is the main culprit in the obesity epidemic.
You get fat because you eat the wrong kind of calories. As long as you keep eating fructose and grains, you’re programming your body to create and store fat.
Wheat is the most common grain, accounting for 20% of all calories consumed, according to David Perlmutter, MD. Additionally, Dr. Perlmutter says that 30% of all people show gluten sensitivities in blood tests. New research is showing that gluten permeates the gut walls, and may do this in 100% of people.
In gluten sensitive people, this can cause cross-reactions to proteins like the ones found in milk. Which means that if you experience a sensitivity to dairy, this might go away if you went gluten free.
“Gluten is a protein that our bodies are generally not designed to accept.”
-David Perlmutter, MD
A Simple Breakfast Swap
If you swap cereal and juice for breakfast with a high quality vegetable protein shake, you will literally reverse this process.
You will program your body to BURN not STORE fat. (Chocolate Decadence Shake is our most popular shake recipe ever). And don’t be fooled into thinking that the coconut milk in the recipe is bad for you. Remember, sugar is the enemy here. Not fat.
If you don’t feel like making a warmed shake, then you can also add the protein to a bowl of oatmeal. 1/2 a cup of oatmeal (uncooked; 1 cup cooked) has about 160 calories, 29 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, and 6 grams of protein. (Protein Fortified Oatmeal Recipe.)