This is diet critique
of one of my clients who's on the Paleo diet.
The truths you'll read here will make your jaw
Here's a sample
of what my client, Mark, eats on a typical day:
Breakfast: Cage-free omega-3 eggs with
Brown rice protein with some "Stevia in
Mixed greens, chicken breast and homemade olive
Grass-fed beef steak seasoned with soy sauce
and a medium sweet potato
Snack: Berries with honey
What Mark is doing right with
his Paleo Diet:
Mark's Paleo diet
is off to a good start because he focuses on
natural whole foods. He's eating "cleaner"
than 99% of people eating this way.
What Mark is doing wrong with his Paleo Diet:
Okay, let's take
this meal by meal.
Mark was doing
the right thing trying to buy healthier eggs,
but he got scammed by marketing terms.
has no legal definition in the US, which
probably means his eggs are produced by
hens crammed by thousands inside small
barns - making eggs with a fraction of
problem with those eggs is the added omega-3.
the Center for Science in the Public Interest's
independent lab tests revealed that they
contain less than half of the omega-3
claimed on the packaging.
But it doesn't
really matter anyway, because the omega-3 in
them is ALA (from the flax hens are fed with),
which is 800% to 3300% less absorbable than
the form of omega-3 naturally contained in healthy
eggs (EPA and DHA).
If you want eggs
that contain multiple times more nutrients than
these cheap cage-free eggs, stick with pasture-raised
eggs - which means that hens are allowed to
roam around outside like they're supposed to.
Let's put it that
way: this brand of stevia is a huge scam.
Stevia In The
Raw contains 95% dextrose - also known as
pure sugar. Because the FDA allows any food
that contains less than 4 calories per serving
to be labeled as "calorie-free", this
product shows portion sizes of 0.5g - 1/8 of
a teaspoon - and continues to claim it contains
Instead of buying
this forfeit brand, stick with any brand that
only shows stevia on the ingredients list.
It's true: olive
oil is a great source of healthy fats and anti-aging
compounds... but only if you buy the right kind.
In 2010, Consumer
Reports - one of the most credible and influential
non-profit organizations fighting for consumer
rights in the US - revealed that around 20%
of all olive oils are fake and have been mixed
with other cheap oils.
scam has been confirmed yet again in 2012, when
the UC Davis Olive Center found out that only
27% of all olive oils passed the quality test
to be labeled "extra virgin" - the
best and most nutritious kind there is.
So again, without
even being aware of it, your olive oil might
contain up to 100% vegetable oil - filled with
fattening trans fats.
you heard about how red meat is fattening. Grass-fed
beef contains 2 to 4 times more omega-3, many
times more vitamins and minerals than the cheap
supermarket kind, and is packed with the natural
fat burner CLA.
is: some grass-fed beef are "grain
finished", which means they are fattened
with grains in the last month before being
may help the beef farmer make extra money
- but it actually changes the fat in your
grass-fed beef from omega-3s to inflammatory
omega-6s and removes the CLA.
Way to pay
the premium price for something that doesn't
contain what it's supposed to!
To make sure you
buy the right fat burning beef, look for "pasture-raised
beef" or "grass-fed AND finished beef".
There's no such
thing as fat burning sugar, but certain natural
sugars like honey are less fattening than processed
But watch out:
a recent study by Food Safety News found out
that 75% of the honey sold in the US may be
fake and potentially contain the banned antibiotic
chloramphenicol and dangerous heavy metals.
Always make sure
your honey is real by buying it locally, and
always buy raw honey instead of the pasteurized
kind that's nothing more than pure sugar.
As you can see
from the analysis of Mark's diet - chances that
you're consuming a lot of fattening foods without
even being aware of it.
Let me tell you,
this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are
hundreds of other shady and scammy foods that
end up in your fridge.
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to learn how to learn the truth about food and
transform your kitchen from fat-storing to fat
burning in less than 24 hours, I'll tell you
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