Warning: 5 Processed, Unhealthy Foods To Never Eat Again!

Catherine here,

Although I usually try to give you tips and suggestions of things to do that will benefit you, today is a little different.

Today I want to tell you about 5 processed, unhealthy foods that you should never reach for again – not on your cheat day and not ever, ever again!

Yes, I am serious!!

These five items are sneaky with their labels, unhealthy with their contents, and processed over and over again.

If you’ve read my posts about Isabel De Los Rios, you already know that she is a huge fan of WHOLE & REAL foods!  Isabel loves butter, coconut oil, avocados, and her program – now called Beyond Diet – and improved and better than ever – helps you to learn about the real, rich, satisfying foods that are perfect for YOU!!

Click HERE to learn more about the Beyond Diet program.

5 Foods NOT To Purchase!

Item #1: Flavored Or Fruit-On-The-Bottom Yogurt

Let me clarify!  Greek yogurt, eaten plain or with real fruits, is quite good for you!  Yogurt has probiotics, protein, and cultures that help the system to feel regular and to digest well.

Fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt is  a DESSERT food, and not even a healthy one at that! Do not purchase it and do not fall for the “no sugar added” claim, as you know that means the food companies just remove real sugar and add in sugar substitutes, like high fructose corn syrup, which are even WORSE for us than the real stuff!

Item #2: “Fat-Free” Chips

If you’re looking for a satisfying CRUNCH and something salty, make your own kale chips.  Buy kale, wash it, rip the leaves from the stem, and lay on a baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil, spices, and even a tiny tiny bit of salt over the kale and bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Easy! Crunchy! Healthy!

Regular chips, and especially “fat free” chips, contain olestra – which makes you have to use the restroom very quickly, to put it kindly.

Did you know olestra is BANNED in many countries outside the United States? There is a good reason for this! Do NOT eat products with olestra, unless you want to risk spending your afternoon in the restroom.

My quick and easy Kale Chip recipe came from Beyond Diet, by Isabel De Los Rios.  She never leaves you hanging – she has recipes for every meal, every occasion, and she insists we use whole, healthy ingredients!

Item #3: Diet Soda

Yes, of course, you knew this would be on the list, right?

New York City has banned super large sodas, and other major cities may soon follow suit.

Diet Soda contains fake sugars that send you on a speedy sugar crash only to drop you flat just a few moments later.  Once you get over the “sugar high” of the soda, you’re simply left craving more or you’re really, really hungry, and likely to reach for another bad choice.

If you need some caffeine, reach for a shot of pure black espresso!

Item #4: Alternative Eggs/Liquid Egg Whites/Egg Beaters

If you’ve been ditching the yolks of eggs, you may want to re-think that desicision.  Many egg alternatives contain artificial ingredients such as added“color” and sweeteners, just like the ones used in candy. Plus, the yolks hold about 40 percent of an egg’s protein, so if you’re looking for a protein fueled snack, reach for a hard-boiled egg – the whole thing, not just the white of the egg.

Item #5: Bottled Sauces/Marinades/BBQ Sauce

These items are not allowed on the Cabbage Soup Diet, and you should not reach for them after the Diet week is over, either.  Bottled sauces contain SO much salt and sugar that it is not even funny!

High levels of the sugary sauces can make you eat MORE, not less, and both barbecue sauce and Italian dressing, for example, could have 21 grams of sugar per 8 ounces — and the low-fat kind could have two times as much while they lower the fat.

Use pure spices as a dry-rub on your meat instead – you’ll save money and PLENTY of calories!

Remember, if you need some amazing new recipes to go with the whole, healthy foods you’re not eating, let Isabel De Los Rios take you from boring to BEYOND with her new, improved program, Beyond Diet!

To your health,

  • Nice info

  • Duffy Johnson

    I don’t ever eat any of those except for the occasional bottled sauce. Does that include salad dressings?

    • Catherine

      Unfortunately it does. Just read the ingredients label to make sure you know the sugar and salt content. Get the lowest one if possible. I know sometimes they don’t taste as good but you could try making your own!!

      • Duffy Johnson

        Actually, I do make my own! Mostly oil/vinegar based, but occasionally a creamy dressing, too. I have a few bottles of dressing NOT of my own making in the fridge. I’m going to finish them and start making my own exclusively.

  • Judy K Kelly

    Isabel and her programs seem to have disappeared. Links no longer work.

  • James

    Egg beaters have 0 grams of sugar-so your info is incorrect

  • Catherine

    About egg beaters:

    Egg Whites, Less than 1%: Natural Flavor, Color (Includes Beta Carotene), Spices, Salt, Onion Powder, Vegetable Gums (Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum), Maltodextrin. Vitamins and Minerals: Calcium Sulfate, Iron (Ferric Phosphate), Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B1 (Thiamine Mononitrate), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin D3

    The ingredient “natural flavor” is an industry secret that allows companies to sneak in MSG without labeling it. Both, xanthan gum (a thickener) and maltodextrin (a processed sugar) are made from genetically modified corn.