People Still Choose Burgers And Salads

Triple-burgerFirst Lady Michelle Obama has been on a crusade to slim down the country, some restaurants have started listing calories on their menus and Americans keep saying that they want to eat healthy.

But when they eat out, Americans order burgers and fries anyway, it has been revealed.

‘If I wanted something healthy, I would not even stop in at McDonald’s,’ says Jonathan Ryfiak, 24, a New York trapeze instructor who watches his diet at home but orders comfort foods like chicken nuggets and fries when he hits a fast-food joint.

In a country where more than two-thirds of the population is overweight or obese, food choices are often made on impulse, not intellect.
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Of course there is a reason for this and what’s drives people to make these choices. The issue is that the vast majority of people are addicted to sugar,  not fat!

Fat is not the issue and therefore not the bad guy. Carbohydrates are as well in their simplest form, they are nothing more than Sugar! This is what all carbohydrates effectively end up becoming when consumed.

It’s the carbohydrates in these fast food options that people crave and processed (fast) food  has lots of it, including the even more in the oil it’s cooked in. Take the burger, first of all the bread bun…view this as one big block of sugar, then we come to the burger itself, if it was all meat and fat, this would be great but it isn’t. A considerable percentage is again more carbohydrate. Then we move onto the coatings, batter’s and potato fries which are worse still, causing a huge rise in blood sugar levels and chemical imbalance resulting in storage of all these carb’s as fat.

It doesn’t stop there either as many of these foods actually block the production of other hormones normally produced to tell your brain your full and should eat no more. It’s lose lose everywhere you look.

So fundamentally,  it’s sugar that people are getting their fix of when visiting McDonald’s etc. and not fat!

There is hope however, once free of the craving for sugar, you will find that it is still possible to get it in it’s natural form from foods. These are of course things like fruit and vegetables which contain differing levels of natural sugars in manageable quantities…These are the ‘healthy’ options McDonald’s can’t sell, hardly surprising when you consider people’s addiction to sugar, given the high levels of refined carbohydrate present in the alternatives.

Real food is the way forward, food picked from the tree, pulled from the ground, extensively farmed or even better still hunted in it’s natural state, (though granted, this option is not going to feed the masses it is the gourmet option).

Wise up people, it’s time to change while there’s still time.

Is your sugar addiction packing on the pounds?

1. Ditch the bread bun (Trust me you don’t need it!)
2. Mince your own steak and form burger shapes
3. Make fries from Sweet Potato or Celeriac
4. Deep fry all in coconut oil or cheaper option of 100% beef dripping.
5. Quantities? Much as you want, your body will tell you when it’s full…
Delicious and won’t make you fat!

About Paleo Works

Paleo Works Have you ever wondered how you arrived at “being overweight” and thought how difficult it is to get rid of and keep off those excess pounds? Hi, I’m Katie and together with Mike my husband, we are Paleo Works. As a busy working mum of four, I often watched others embark on weight loss progammes only to return to their start weight (and then some) shortly after reaching their target. Why was this happening? Conventional dietary wisdom would have us believe that it’s YOU who has failed. But Mike and I thought different. We felt that there had to be something wrong with that conventional dietary wisdom after all we can’t all be hopeless? So we studied intensely, sought out advice and read avidly. We questioned robustly and talked with many on various 'dieting' regimes. What we found was radical, our story has to be told, our knowledge has to be shared. So If you are ready to stop blaming your self for being overweight and ready to change your approach to weight loss then contact us and let’s get started!

Posted on October 4, 2011, in Addiction, Fast Food, Junk Food, Recipes, The Science and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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