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What NOT to Eat

March 17, 2022 in Podcast


This week I discuss 4 food items we should avoid when doing intermittent fasting. Avoiding the bad could be more critical than adding the good. When you avoid these items it will make fasting that much easier. 1. Refined Carbs - Processing foods lowers the nutrient density of it and increases glycemic load and inflammation. 2. Sugar - table sugar is bad and it's added to almost every packaged food imaginable. Even "healthy meal replacements'' or low carb bars have hidden sugars as well. 3. Veggie Oils / Trans Fats - Highly inflammatory and high in Omega 6's! Surprised at how many "healthy" or organic foods are packed with bad oils. 4. Artificial Sweeteners - Despite non-calorie content it still can raise insulin and make you crave more sweetness. Avoid aspartame, sucralose, saccharin, ACE K and sugar alcohols. Start with this list and you will be surprised how much it cleans up your diet! Enjoy the rest of your week and see you on Friday!

0 (1s): Hello, and welcome to the get lean and eat clean podcast. My name is Brian grin. I'm a certified health coach, trainer and author. And this podcast is for middle-aged men and women looking to optimize their health and get their bodies back to what it once was 10 to 15 years ago. I will give you simple, actionable items to get long-term sustainable results. Thanks for listening and enjoy the show. All right, welcome to the get lean eat clean podcast. My name is Brian grin. I will be at a great weekend. Happy Tuesday if you're listening to this on Tuesday, and hopefully you listened to my interview with Dr. 0 (42s): Jason Fung, been wanting to get him on the podcast for a while, and really learn about Dr. Jason Fung. When he came out with obesity code in 2016, and that sort of led me down my journey of fasting and helping clients with it. Also my interview with Rita Spievak, if you want to listen to a testimonial regarding fasting and she, she was a client of mine back in the day and got me interested as well. So either way, Dr. Jason Fung was a great interview. It was so nice to have him on, and I'm definitely worth checking that out. If, if you're listening to my podcast, definitely keep an eye out on the lineup. 0 (1m 23s): I have coming up. As far as interviews got a lot of great doctors who have gone from mainstream to finding out the root cause and sharing it to the world. So keep an eye out on the podcast. Cause I got a great lineup coming up, but before I get into that, let's talk about what not to eat when doing intermittent fasting. Now this is, this could be what not to eat in general. I would say the granted, this probably doesn't hit everything, but I'm going to just touch on. Sometimes when you focus on what not to eat, it's it makes things simple and easy. And then you can focus on things that you should be eating, which we talk a lot about, but what should we avoid? Well, we should avoid, I'm going to talk about four items and I'll go a little bit more into detail regarding them. 0 (2m 7s): Number one is avoiding refined carbs. Refined carbs are everywhere. If you think it's whole grain and it's commercial whole grain, it's not it's refined. I know it's sort of a sad thing. You, there are alternatives if you really want to do bread, but if you can avoid bread, most of like 95% of the time, that would be a great way to go. I prefer not to eat bread at all, but there are sources of bread that are a little bit better. Something called a Z keel bread, which is in the frozen aisle is an alternative. If you really want to add some bread into your, into your life and another alternative is making your own. I know a lot of people love doing that. Ben Greenfield talks about making his own sourdough bread. 0 (2m 50s): So either make your own or find a really, really high quality one like as he killed bread that you could have from time to time. But I just think, keep it easy bread, avoid pastries, avoid anything that's refined in a sense, cakes, candy. Obviously these can promote inflammation and pre-diabetes and get you on this rollercoaster of insulin and glucose that we want to avoid. And the problem, I think a lot of times with refined carbs is if you think about a lot of breakfast foods, you know, this, these are the things that people are eating right off the bat. And granted when, when you eat something in the morning, let's just say 10 o'clock hopefully not right when you get up, we always talk about, I always talk about that. 0 (3m 34s): Let's say two hours later, you get, and you have pancakes and a muffin, but you know, the thing about it is your body can handle carbs probably better in the morning than it can later on in the day because you're more insulin sensitive, but essentially you're starting your day off with something that's so refined that your insulin levels are just going to be on a roller coaster for the rest of the day. And it's going to cause fatigue and burnout. I don't know about you, but if I got up and I had pancakes, I'd be about an hour or two hours later, I'd be sleeping. So I want to try to avoid that. I guess if you're going to, if you're really want to have a treat and then maybe it's your birthday, have it a little bit later in the day when you don't have to focus on anything, but either way avoiding it altogether makes it easy because you won't get on that sort of insulin, blood sugar rollercoaster that we want to avoid. 0 (4m 26s): So avoiding refined carbs is number one. Number two is sugar, right? Sugar is in a lot of things. I actually have a bunch of interviews coming up. Like I talked about Dr. Robert Lustig. We'll talk about that. He wrote this book called metabolic. That'll be out in a couple of weeks. I got Dr. William Davis coming on, Dr. Richard Johnson, who talks about fruit toast. A lot in his book, which I'm reading right now. Nature wants us to be fat and how fruit dose can really play a role in uric acid levels, which could eventually cause a lot of issues. But one of them obviously that's most known as gout. So you want to keep an eye out for those interviews, but avoiding sugar as much as possible because it's really added to almost everything you could imagine. 0 (5m 13s): Even healthy meal replacements are these low carb bars that you're seeing everywhere. Keep an eye out for that added sugar and try to avoid that as much as possible. You know, we talk about fruit, fruit in moderation is fine. If that has fructose, I know it does have that's the main sugar that's in fruit, but if you could have the berries from time to time, that is fine. I think the issue then you're going, gonna hear about it in my interviews is when you're drinking sugar. So if you're someone who loves drinking Coke or loves fruit juices, just cut those out. And that can go a long way. Number three, trans fats, veggie oils. I mean, I'm sure you're hearing this a lot as well. 0 (5m 54s): Vegetable oils has just been tied to almost every food. So if you go down the aisle, just, just for the halibut, look at the labels and you're going to see it in almost everything. And I talk about it a little bit on my last micro podcast, where I talked about omega threes versus omega six and omega six is, is pretty much vegetable oils for the most part. The problem is not even though the fact that omega six is, you know, you want some in your diet, but the, the problem that I talk about is these vegetable oils. When you heat them, they're highly inflammatory and they become oxidized, okay. And that can help raise, you know, that can help raise bad cholesterol. 0 (6m 36s): And when I say bell crusher, I don't mean just LDL. Cause LDL actually can be protective and not necessarily be bad. It's the small particle LDL that you got to watch out for. And so you just gotta be careful with these vegetable oils. I wouldn't be cooking canola oil or sunflower oil cooking, coconut oil, or avocado oil or ghee or butter and avoid these vegetable oils. I mean, you know, if you're going out to eat all the time and I talk about this, they're cooking in vegetable oils. So if you eat out a lot, you know, maybe ask them what they're cooking in and ask them to replace it with something else, butter G. And if you are going out, that means when you're at home, when you're eating, make sure you don't cook it for sure. 0 (7m 19s): So that's number three, number four, artificial sweeteners question that gets asked a lot is, you know, what about these artificial sweeteners? I think they've become on the market because these companies are realizing that, oh, well, I, you know, if I put sugar, everyone's going to avoid it. But some of these artificial sweeteners could actually be, I think could actually be worse. I don't know. That's, that's a toss up, right? I mean, we don't want to be having all these sugars in our diets, but then you got artificial sweeteners that are added. It just confuses everyone. So if you could avoid, I'm going to give you my top five to avoid that way. You can just stick to that list and you know, and that'll keep it, you know, simplify it for you. 0 (8m 4s): Number one, aspartame, aspartame is in most notably die, a lot of diet Cokes, but also it could be an equal or NutraSweet. It's an over 6,000 consumer foods and drinks. And I didn't even know this over 500 prescription drugs and over-the-counter meds aspartame is in. So we want to avoid that as much as possible if you're having headaches and migraines and dizziness and maybe mood disorders, and you're having a lot of aspartame in your diet, perhaps you should be cutting that out. Number two, to avoid sucralose. This is in Splenda most notably, but there was actually a human and rodent study that demonstrated that sucrose may actually alter your glucose and insulin. 0 (8m 54s): And so a lot of times with these artificial sweeteners, you know, the manufacturers will be like, oh, it's not gonna affect your blood sugar. And some of them don't, which is positive, and it's not going to spike your insulin and blood sugar, but it can cause other issues. So it's not really a, it's sort of a, I guess it's a win lose, right? Maybe you're not getting that spike in blood sugar that you would get from just normal table sugar, but you've got to keep an eye out for some of the other things. And some of the studies that are done on, on aspartame and sucralose. Another one is a SITA Saul theme. K I'll also shortened ACE ACE. 0 (9m 35s): K. This could be in, this could be in a lot of things. It could be in this like sweet and safe is, is it could be in beverages. It could be candies. But look out for that. I always say, if you can't pronounce it, don't eat it. So I can't even pronounce some of these. Another one is SAC saccharin that was in sweetened low, like in the seventies, but it's been linked to bladder cancer and, and, but they're putting it in everything. This is a sweetener that's been in like child's medications, chewable, aspirin costs syrups over the counter meds. So these prescription meds are, are putting these sweeteners in and, and the problem is this could cause other issues. 0 (10m 20s): So lastly, on those list is xylitol xylitol. I think when it first came out, people were thought it was like the end all, but these sugar alcohols, I won't even just say, is this silence hall? Aritha tall, Mala, tall, mandatory sorbitol. I guess if it ends in a TLL you should probably avoid it. Sugar alcohols are put in a lot of things. Like I was just looking at this like keto ice cream, just seeing what was in it. And if I'm going to have ice cream, which I really don't rarely, I just want milk and cream, just the basics. Right. But it's sweetened with like so much of the sugar alcohols. I've noticed if I do have sugar alcohols, which I don't really anymore bloating, gas, cramping, diarrhea. 0 (11m 4s): So all in all, let's avoid these sugar alcohols as much as possible. I know I went on a tangent with, with, with these artificial sweeteners, but I think they're being used more and more and we should just find a way to avoid, I mean, you're probably saying, well, what, what, what should we look for that some foods could be sweetened with. That might be okay. You know, raw honey, I would say, you know, the raw honey, there are a lot of benefits with enzymes antioxidants, iron zinc, potassium, calcium, that raw honey has. We got to get the quality, the darker, the honey, the richer, the flavor, the greater, the nutrient benefits. Commercial honey is not good. 0 (11m 45s): So you could drizzle it on to things if you want from time to time and use that as a sweetener, you know, Stevia is not so bad, even dates, coconut sugar Monkfruit. So these are some alternatives that you can use. And you're, you're seeing, see you're seeing Stevie in a lot and it's it's, you know, it, it has some validity, you know, I think that it's, it's, it's a lot better than those sugar alcohols that you're seeing like a withdrawal and the ones that I mentioned as well. So dates are also used a lot as well. Now, a lot of these, like for example, dates can cause a little bit of, you know, a high-glycemic index or glycemic load. 0 (12m 29s): So you don't want to overdo it with these, but these are better than, than using the, the list that I mentioned to you before with aspartame and sucralose and things like this, coconut sugar, again, this could be used in recipes. I would say if you're, if you're making things. So those are some options as far as sweeteners. And that's the list I wanted to give you today, as far as foods that you should avoid refined carbs, sugar, trans fats slash vegetable oils, which are in almost everything. So just make sure you read labels and artificial sweeteners. So make it your job to avoid those, not a job, but use their health and find some substitutes. 0 (13m 14s): If you've got questions, you can email me Brian at Brian, grin.com and hopefully that'll help you out member. If you want to get into fasting, have some guide, you start eating clean and then you can start getting into some fasting. Avoid snacking is a good way to start. So anyways, hope you enjoy have a great rest of the week and look out for the interview on Friday. You're going to love it. Thanks so much for listening. Thanks for listening to the get lean, eat clean podcast. I understand there are millions of other podcasts out there and you've chosen to listen to mine. And I appreciate that. Check out the show notes@briangrin.com for everything that was mentioned in this episode, feel free to subscribe to the podcast and share it with a friend or family member. 0 (13m 58s): That's looking to get their body back to what it once was. Thanks again, and have a great day.

This week I discuss 4 food items we should avoid when doing intermittent fasting. Avoiding the bad could be more critical than adding the good. When you avoid these items it will make fasting that much easier.    

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