You eat “too much”. That’s the phrase often used for people that are overweight. It comes from the commonly accepted theory, based on calories, that one needs a certain number of calories depending on lifestyle and gender.
“Experts” have told us that if we exceed the food that we need, then the body turns it to fat. It apparently
“stores” our excess intake. This suggests that it can be used later, perhaps when there is less food around. And hey, when people go on a “calorie controlled diet”, they lose that fat. So, it all makes sense? No.
I’d like to tell you that people get overweight by eating the wrong foods, not too much food. Try getting fat on fruits and raw salads. You won’t. And you’ll have more energy that you’ve ever had before. You don’t have to weigh anything, nor count any calories. Eat yourself silly. You won’t get fat.
“Ahhhh but no… cooked foods like pies and pizza contain more calories than salads, that’s why!”
I am not against all types of cooking, especially steaming vegetables. Processed foods, however, should not be eaten. Period. They are not natural, not normal and they do your body harm. Perhaps you’re thinking that a little bit won’t hurt? Well, if it’s bad for you, it’s bad for you. A small amount just means that the harm is more difficult to measure. Or perhaps not so according to this article.
And fat, what about the idea that the body “stores” these extra calories? I think this is nonsense too. When people eat a diet of primarily processed foods then switch to a plan of mostly raw foods they notice that they lose a lot of water. You’ve probably heard people say that it’s just water that you’re holding. Hang on, I thought it was “fat”? Useful deposits of yummy goodness that your body has standing by for a rainy day? It can’t be both. Well, it is water as anybody that has gone from a SAD diet to mostly raw diet can tell you.
Why water? Because processed food is acidic or mucus forming. The latter creates an acidic environment in that it prevents cell waste from being eliminated. (Check your first pee of the day, if it’s crystal clear, your cell waste is not being eliminated from your body. Your pee should be like a snow globe, full of sediment and even contain stringy mucus). Holding water is the body’s way of buffering/diluting this acidity to keep the PH that the body needs to function, stable. Switch to an alkaline diet and the water is no longer needed.
Further evidence that fat is not stored for future use is that of fasting. Anybody experienced in fasting will know that overweight people cannot (and should not) undertake any high level fasting. This is contradictory to what we are told. Going without food (or surviving on little food) is fasting. If your body had lots of tasty fat then an obese person should be able to fast for much longer than someone that has no or very little body fat. Yet, the opposite is true.
Processed food is generally orange in colour, especially fried foods. It harms you. Real food is colourful and looks naturally beautiful because it attracts us to it in the wild.
Eat the colours!