by STEVEN MILNER IIST
We are always being told if you want to lose weight don’t eat too many processed foods and here is one of the reasons why.
I’ve been talking a lot recently about our body’s fat burning hormones and here I mention leptin and in later posts I’ll tell you how you can actually use certain “cheat” foods to raise leptin levels and accelerate fat burning in your body. What you may NOT know about leptin is that raising your leptin levels may be completely WORTHLESS unless you also take steps to improve your SENSITIVITY to leptin.
The Problem is that many people are actually quite insensitive to leptin due to years of high body fat levels and diets full of processed foods. This essentially makes your body unresponsive to leptin, even at high levels…like a computer with no processor. Having said that you can get back on the path to heightened leptin sensitivity simply by eating more of one specific type of food.
Knowing that a large consumption of processed foods is one of the main contributors to leptin resistance and fat storage, you can immediately begin repairing your leptin receptors and instigate fat loss within hours by following this one simple rule:
Apart from cheat days, aim to eat only single ingredient foods. What do I mean by single ingredient foods? Simple. A single ingredient food is a food whose only ingredient is the food itself.
Tomatoes, Chicken, Beef, Fish, Green Beans, Broccoli, Apples, Pears, Cashews, Walnuts, Almonds, Olives, Avocado, Kidney Beans, Eggs, Yogurt, Cherries, Raspberries, Blueberries etc. Other foods that fall in to this category include pretty much any meat, vegetable, nut, seed, oil, bean, or fruit.
Unlike pre-packaged processed foods with a long list of artificial ingredients and food additives that we often can’t even pronounce let alone identify, all of these foods are whole, natural foods that only contain one ingredient.
And when you begin consuming a diet full of these types of foods, without all the additives, you’ll immediately begin to repair your leptin sensitivity and make leptin even more effective at signaling fat burning to your body.
This is one of the reasons I thought you’d appreciate knowing why we say processed foods aren’t good for you.