Back today to report my results of being on The Diet Solution Program after 3 whole days.
When I weighed myself on the morning of Day 3 I was pleased to see that I was down 1.6 pounds since day 1.
I love immediate results!
I definitely think it is the combo of controlling my portion sizes, eating more protein to control cravings, and increasing my water consumption. Three things I was never especially good at.
However, what I have been REALLY good at since 2004 is avoiding foods with hydrogenated oils and trans fats.
Hydrogenated oils, also known as trans fats, are a toxic food ingredients known to prevent fat loss and negatively affect your health.
Partially hydrogenated oil is produced when chemists and food manufacturers take oil and process the hell out of it until it becomes more shelf stable.
The food manufacturers then take these partially hydrogenated oils and put them into their food products so that they can have a long shelf life.
Longer shelf life means more money for them.
You have to remember that the food industry (as well as the drug and the oil industry, oh yeah and the health care industry too) are all about making more money.
Whatever it takes, right?
But their gain is our loss because partially hydrogenated oils and trans fats are making you fat and directly causing your heart disease.
They must therefore be avoided at all costs.
The good news is that it is now mandatory that food manufacturers disclose the amount of trans fats that are in their products on the Nutrition Information on the back of the package. This is a great step forward.
However, there is a loop hole!
If there is less than 1 g of trans fats per serving then they can just round down and say there is 0 g.
If you eat more than 1 serving of their product then the trans fats start to add up.
Therefore, it is important for you to be aware of what is in each product you eat.
In the ingredients section on the back of your food you will need to look for anything with “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated” ingredients in them.
Any product with any level of trans fats in them should absolutely be avoided.
Unfortunately, trans fats live in all things tasty. Anything prepared such as, baked goods, canned foods, anything in a bag or a box, frozen dinners, even peanut butter will all have trans fats in them.
Check out Isabel Del Los Rios’s video below where she explains a little more about what hydrogenated oils and trans fats are and how you can spot them in your food.
If you would like to join me on The Diet Solution Program then you can grab your copy by CLICKING HERE.
I’ll be back soon to let you know how day 4 on the program went.
Susan Campbell, MS, CSCS
Author, Ultimate Home Workouts