Know Thy Foods
Know thy Fats
Learn What’s in It
What is really in that delish avocado and bacon recipe you just saw on your Facebook page? When you know thy foods, you gain power and control. When you let others tell you something is healthy and you do no research, you give your power away. Simple: Know thy foods.
While you salivate over an imagined tasty delight, you might want to slow down and think a little. Know what you put in your awesome body. The more you give to you, the better you get.
You can’t win if you don’t know what you are really eating. Know Thy Foods is more than just counting calories, but you can’t ignore the calories either. One Avocado is 322 calories mainly of fat. It’s a good fat. It’s a healthy fat. But does it have enough other nutrients to make it the major component of a meal?
I’ll never forget a fascinating weight loss class. Eat More, Lose More was what it boiled down to. It required science. Know thy Foods became an obsession for me, but it needn’t.
Know Thy Foods can be as simple as a quick nutrient search on a recipe you find online. It’s so easy now.
Eat the right amount at the right times. Fuel the body to make it burn. You need to know more than just calorie count. You need the right amount of protein to sustain the body, and the right amount of carb to burn fuel. It does not have to be bread, or wheat, folks. But the body needs some healthy carbohydrate. That’s what burns as fuel, gives you energy, keeps you off the sugar train.
Mom and I used to slice an avo in half add salt and just eat it. Then we looked up the calories. From that day on, we’d add a little to a salad, but that was it. We loved that fruit — but it wasn’t as healthy as we wanted to be. For two petite women, calories mattered as much as quality of food.
of that, you have a little protein, mainly fat, and a small amount of carbohydrate. The body needs all of these things, but the body needs it in a better proportion. It’s microbiology, folks.
What’s wrong with that recipe?
too much fat to protein
The gist of it is it’s not such a bad fat, but bacon is considered a poor choice for those wanting to avoid risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, high cholestral, and high blood pressure. For me, its’ also a migraine maker due to the salts and processing ingredients. Read the article. Don’t bash me. It’s just the way it is.
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