YOU CAN’T EAT THAT!

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If I had a dollar for every time someone had said this to me in the last year I would be a rich man by now. Well, maybe not rich but at least $50 up. There is no such thing as a taboo food. Taboo means: A custom prohibiting or restricting a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing.  People tend to view certain foods as taboo. In reality all food is fuel.

 

Food Is Fuel

Just as there is a difference in fuel or gas grades for your automobile, there are differences in food. In fuel grades the low octane will still run your car but over time engine parts will gunk up, gas miles and performance will become issues as well. While the high octane will keep engine parts clean, gas mileage high there won’t be engine performance issues. In that same way it’s the difference between a Boston Cream doughnut and a Multigrain English muffin.   If you eat the Boston Cream doughnut it may only last 30-45 minutes in your system because it’s a fast burning carbohydrate, while the Multigrain English muffin may last 2 ½ – 3 hours in your system because it is a slow burning carbohydrate.

Bottom Line: When choosing which foods to eat think about making your choices on what’s best for your body. Think about what is fast burning and what is slow burning.  The fast burning foods will cause you to get hungry faster, while the slow burning foods will keep you full longer and your energy high.

 “If He Can Do It In Me, He Can Do It In You.”