By Jessica Draheim
Sales Director, Personal Trainer Food
I remember being a kid, carefully and strategically planning out all the April Fool’s jokes I would play on my friends and family.
This one vividly sticks out in my head: I would quietly wake up very early, sneak down the stairs, tip-toe into the kitchen, and tie a rubber band on the handle of the kitchen sink sprayer as tightly as I could.
Then I would sneak back to my room and quietly wait for my mom to scream as she got sprayed with a surprise blast of water.
Pretty sneaky, eh?
Wanna know what’s even more sneaky?
The hidden garbage and gimmicks in a lot of the foods at the grocery store that we’ve been tricked to believe are healthy. As the Sales Director here at Personal Trainer Food, I know all the tricks marketers use to try to get us to buy stuff.
Check these pranksters out:
These are nothing more than candy, with some vitamins and dairy-based proteins added to them. Worse, many contain more sugar than a brownie! If you are going to eat these, be mindful of labels.
You should always check out the sugar content in any type of “snack” like this. But if your goal is weight loss, you are much better off avoiding them altogether.
We’ve all been brainwashed to believe that milk does a body good, but it actually may be quite the opposite. Even skim milk and yogurt contain high enough amounts of milk sugars to stall fat loss.
That’s why our guidelines limit your intake to just 6 oz of cheese a day or less. Until you reach your goal weight, pass on the milk, cream, and yogurt at all costs.
Fat-Free Dressings and Dips
Many people believe that substituting things like fat-free dressings and fat-free peanut butters will be a ‘healthier’ alternative. Often, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Many fat free dressings are packed with sugars (for flavor) that actually promotes fat on your body, cravings, and hunger.
It’s sad. First, they took out all the fat in the food. That makes the food taste like cardboard and you won’t buy it. So they add a bunch of sugar to it to make it more palatable. Stick a green label on it, and hike the price up so you are thinking this is a healthier choice than the full-fat label.
Stick with the regular, plain, tried-and-true old-school dressing. And don’t worry about the fat content. Consuming fat will help you burn fat, not store it. And while your body has no need for sugar, it needs fat to help maintain proper hormone levels, so it’s actually beneficial!
While I do love a good prank, there is no room for anything sneaky when it comes to our health. That is why I work here at Personal Trainer Food.
We’re here to help you outsmart these fools, not just on April 1st, but every day of the year. If you need help deciphering a sneaky label or want to learn more about which foods will help you burn fat, reach out to us anytime! Call 1-800-273-1686 x4
Personal Trainer Food makes avoiding these tricksters easy by providing you all the food you need for the whole month. No labels to read, no weighing, measuring or guesswork. Just real food that will help you burn fat, delivered right to your doorstep. Order yours today!