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Training & Nutrition Insider Secrets for a Lean Body

Training & Nutrition Insider Secrets for a Lean-Body
3.6 Make Healthier Choices When Forced to Eat Fast-Food
I was out recently with some friends and we stopped at a fast food joint. I hate fast
food joints, but sometimes when everybody else wants to go there, you just have
to make the best of it and find something at least somewhat healthy. If you're
forced to eat fast-food, here's a tip to make sure that you're not doing much
damage to your body...ALWAYS AVOID the soda and anything deep fried
including french fries, hash browns, and anything breaded like chicken nuggets,
chicken patties, or breaded fish sandwiches. These are all absolutely soaked in
deadly trans fats from the industrial hydrogenated vegetable oils they use to fry all
of these items.
Remember, as I've said before, I've seen studies indicating that as little as 1-2
grams of trans fat per day can have serious degenerative internal effects in your
body such as inflammation, clogging and hardening of the arteries, heart disease,
various forms of cancer...not to mention packing on the ab flab. That's as little as
1-2 grams! Consider that a typical fast-food meal of a breaded chicken sandwich
(or fish sandwich), along with an order of fries can contain as much as 10 grams of
trans fat! Add on a cookie or small piece of pie for dessert (which are usually made
with deadly margarine or shortening), and now you're up to about 13 grams of
trans fat with that entire meal. If 1 gram a day is slowly killing you, imagine what 13
grams is doing! And that was only one meal that you ate. Some people are
consuming 20-30 grams of trans fat per day, and not even realizing what they're
doing to themselves internally. Please realize that nobody, I mean NOBODY, is
looking out for your health, except for YOU.
Anyway, back to the topic of how to avoid this stuff and eat a reasonably healthy
meal on the rare occasion that you're forced to eat fast-food. As for drinks, avoid
the sodas...they're nothing but chemicals along with heavily processed high
fructose corn syrup which will surely end up as extra belly blubber. Water is always
the best drink, but if you need something with flavor, try unsweetened or lightly
sweetened iced tea. At breakfast, the best choices are an egg, ham, and cheese