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Coke’s Dirty Big Secrets

aspartame side effects

The “Coke Is a Joke” infographic exposes the false weight loss and wellness claims of Coke in its diet soda line, which uses aspartame and other artificial sweeteners. Use the embed code to share it on your website.

<img src="http://media.mercola.com/assets/images/infographic/coke-is-a-joke.jpg" alt="aspartame side effects" border="0" style="max-width:100%; min-width:300px; margin: 0 auto 20px auto; display:block;"><p style="max-width:800px; min-width:300px; margin:0 auto; text-align:center;">The "<a href="http://www.mercola.com/infographics/coke-is-a-joke.htm"><strong>Coke is a Joke</strong></a>" infographic exposes the false weight loss and wellness claims of Coke in its diet soda line, which uses aspartame and other artificial sweeteners. Use the embed code to share it on your website.</p>

World’s Quickest, Easiest, Yummiest Meal/Snack Ever

Got time to chew? Then you’ve got time to “make” this meal. It’s even faster than fast food. It’s also just as fast or faster than pre-packaged, processed food!

If you have time to open a bag of chips and scoop some dip, then you have time for this recipe:

Lazy version:

  1. Cut open the avocado.
  2. Eat it.

Or here’s my delicious version (that takes another 21 seconds):

  1. Cut open the avocado
  2. Spread Mark Sisson’s Chipotle Lime Mayo on it.
  3. Optional: Spread some guacamole on it.
  4. Eat it.

Kinda gets rid of those excuses, huh?

And this meal/snack will make you HEALTHIER and LEANER, instead of SICKER and FATTER from eating processed foods.

What is “Fat Adapted?”

IMG_0621Americans are sugar addicts and starch lovers, so in this country, over 99% of the people you see walking the streets are “sugar burners.” This means their metabolism and physiology runs on sugar as the primary fuel source. Less than 1% of us are what is referred to as “fat adapted,” which means fat is their primary fuel source.

Fuel source is never exclusive though, because the human body will always burn a combination of fat and sugar, regardless of the primary fuel source preference, but the emphasis can certainly change drastically from person-to-person, based on the food they eat first, the type of exercise/activity they get second, and genetics third (and that’s a very distant third).

When someone has successfully made the transition to becoming “fat adapted,” they have reached the point in their diet (more…)

Is it Fattening or Phattening?

Not everyone will “get” the title of this post. X Gen’s probably will, but most Millennials and Boomers will only hear a “whooshing” sound as it flies over their head.

So for those mille/booms, I’ll explain: Back in the late 80’s, 90’s and even into the early 2000’s, the slang term “phat” came in and out of popularity. It was synonymous with “foxy,” if you are a Boomer and “MCM” or “WCW,” if you are a Millennial.

Now that we are all on the same page, here are my (recently refined, new and improved) 7 questions to help people decide if a food is unhealthy and fattening, or healthy and phattening.

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And here is a vid with me (X Gen) and dad (Boomer) talking about processed foods and why they are so fattening.

And here is a vid featuring another of the thousands of fattening, processed, highly toxic “food like substances” that people are eating instead of extremely healthy, phattening Fitness Chocolate:

There. Now go get PHAT!

No Time to Cook?

OK, I get it. You either really don’t have time to prepare your own food (and there really are some people like that, especially at X Gym), or you aren’t ready to start that committed relationship with your kitchen (which would be my first choice for you, as I pointed out in this post). Well, I now have good news for you. I’ve finally found a healthy, organic meal delivery company that creates meals within PJ-approved nutrition parameters!

I decided to try them out and I’m excited to report they are legit. I had a long conversation with the owners on the phone too and they are my kind of peeps, who really do just want to help as many people as possible.

Here’s why I love Trifecta – besides the fact that it’s organic and comes in the right macro ratios:

  • It’s delivered to my door, in a cooler box, fully cooked, seasoned and ready to eat. I just heat it and eat it.
  • Average price is only about $14 per meal. I’d pay at least twice that in an organic restaurant.
  • It saves me tons of time and time is money! Sure, I could get the ingredients myself for about $10 bucks to make a meal like this at home, but when I factor in the time for grocery shopping, meal prep and clean up, this is a bargain.
  • It tastes great. The food combinations and seasonings they choose are fantastic. It’s tastier than I would make, just cooking for myself.
  • Great packaging, so it will be easy to take these meals traveling too, in my special cooler bag that fits in my suitcase.

Just click the link here to order yourself. I go with the Paleo meal plans, so just scroll down the page to find that option. I also chose with the 1 meal per day plan because I make my smoothie in the morning, then I eat Fitness Chocolate through the middle of the day and then I have a Trifecta meal for dinner. I also eat broiled broccoli (dipped in melted garlic butter) 3-4 times per week, for lunch or a bed time snack.

They have 1-4 meals per day plans, so just choose what fits your schedule, but I would recommend making at least 4 meals a week yourself, in your kitchen, onnaccounta that’s good for you. Click here for the post on that subject.

So if you are hurting for time, or need to work into that kitchen romance slowly, “Try” Trifecta! The sooner you start, the sooner you get that healthy body you want!

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