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Weight Losing Tips: First Step

Posted by Saito on December 5, 2008

Check out the next update called Second Step

Now I had some difficulties when I was younger, I ate at Mcdonalds, Round Table and other fast food restaurants. But even then I was trying to eat the right things and I was gaining weight. I knew right then and there that something was totally wrong :(. I have through out the years taken steps to keep my body fat at a minimum level, so here are some tips for starters =D:

1. Stay away from Fast food restaurants if you can avoid it.

Hey I like to eat at fast food restaurants, I still do, but that’s because it tastes so good lol :D. I have a big family, I am one of four brothers and sisters. I am the oldest and eat the most, my brother and sister are thinner and eat less, sometimes I get frustrated because they can stay fit and it’s hard for me to. I found ways of getting away from the bad stuff at a fast food restaurant, take Mcdonalds for instance. I have been eating there for years and thanks to Mcdonalds I have a small gut to prove it lol. But when you gotta eat a place like that and it’s a MUST, then let’s face it, you can’t avoid it if it’s your only option :(. So I did some research their at my local Mcdonalds, I tested myself and their food to see what the cheese burgers and soft drinks would do to me…here’s what I found out and what techniques I use to keep myself from harm:

How to eat a cheese burger without gaining pounds:

Alright then, when I order a cheese burger the first thing that comes to my mind is aw man that has so many calories and fat, what’s causing all of the fat and calories? I examined my cheese burger, then I repeated the first word, cheese. Then it came to me, it’s processed cheese gross! So I took off all the cheese and I took a bite, it has a meaty flavor but it’s ok. I then took a ketchup pack, I was curious and read the ingredients, one of them was High Fructose Corn Syrup…I thought what’s that? I went on my dad’s computer and looked it up; I found out that it’s used in a process that replaces sugar. When I read further it says it has a role to play in the Obesity Factor, a problem America has been dealing with for some time now, since the 1980’s to be exact. Its super sweet and it increases the life time for our food (so it won’t spoil). Then I thought well great it’s preserving American food! But the deeper I got into what it is and what it does for your body the more I realized that it was one of the worst things to have in food! Small consumptions are ok, but then I remembered what that article said. Gosh what would happen to me if I got High Fructose Corn Syrup in almost everything I eat?..It struck me, so THAT’S what’s going, I am consuming an unhealthy amount of High Fructose Corn Syrup! I looked up another article, it mentioned that High Fructose Corn Syrup slows your body down, fills it up with unneeded body fat and it is linked with many health issues. After reading all that I looked at my bottle of Coca-Cola, I read the ingredients and found High Fructose Corn Syrup. I was shocked, it was in my soda! I was all the more curious and went back home with my family. When they heard about High Fructose Corn Syrup and what effects it had on the human body we went deep into all of our food and took a look at the labels. What a discovery we had that day! High Fructose Corn Syrup was in our cereal (like Coco Puffs and Coco Pebbles) in our Hienz ketchup, mayonnaise…IT’S IN OUR KETCHUP AND MAYONNAISE!? I have to find items that don’t carry High Fructose Corn Syrup!! My mom suggested we do a search.

Ok we did this search, we found places like Trader Joes and Bel Air (for those who do not have American Food Markets like Trader Joes and Bel Air do YOUR research and find those places that are healthy and let me know what the Markets are called, I’ll give you credit and post it if I can :D) that have quality tasting products with NO High Fructose Corn Syrup. I now like to eat their cereal, eggs and other tasty products that actually taste better without the High Fructose Corn Syrup…all that research and discoveries were only the beginning, it get’s even worse sadly :(. But to finish up, I now get burgers without the cheese and ketchup and it has a really good taste still even without cheese and ketchup( pickles and onions are fine so don’t worry about those it just depends on their brine lol). Instead of soda I get a water, I can take a lemon and squeeze the tasty flavor in the water if I need to, I avoid products their with High Fructose Corn Syrup and make the best of it. I saw results in a few months by staying away from High Fructose Corn Syrup system and was feeling a little better :D. But this is one of many steps, stay posted and I will post more :D!

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