Yay!! I’ve lost 25.6 pounds total so far with 54.4 pounds to go to reach my goal! My BMI has dropped from 36.9 to 33.1 and my goal BMI is 24.9.
Natural Weight Loss
Less-Than-Stellar Option #5: Full-Fat Dairy and Fatty Meats
Fats are no longer the dietetic demons they once were.
We know some fats are incredibly healthy for you, like omega-3s, found in flaxseed and wild-caught salmon; and conjugated linoleic acids (CLA), found in the meat and milk of organic pasture-fed cows.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean all “full” fats and dairy are good.
Sure, saturated fats aren’t the best when you’re trying to reduce your risks of heart disease.
And while some hard-core Atkins types argue saturated fats help you lose weight, we have a ways to go before the science proves that beyond a doubt.
There are conflicting arguments and convincing causes on both sides, but the biggest danger of full-fat meat and dairy is their tremendous endocrine-disrupting power from the garbage that’s put in them.
Eating animal products is the #1 way we absorb dioxins – livestock absorbs industrial pollution from incinerators.
All the pesticides, hormones, and other chemicals used in industrial farming – whether to increase meat growth, boost milk production, or kill bugs and fungus on crops – find their way into nonorganic meat and dairy.
And stay there.
Many chemicals used in farming “bioaccumulate,” or collect, in the animal’s fat tissue.
And as soon as you consume that flesh, those toxins take up residence in your fatty tissue and camp out for decades.
Consumer Reports cites an EPA estimate that you’re 10 times more likely to develop cancer from dioxin – with about a 1 in 100 chance – if you eat a high-fat diet, precisely because of the high levels of this toxin in meat and dairy.
The sad thing is that even organic meats have some trace of pesticides and chemicals, just like every human born every second.
The result: Your body is like a giant toxic-waste dump, collecting all the chemical crap in the food supply – and holding on to it.
Before we get all bummed out here, let’s get back to the basics of weight control.
The primary reason not to eat full-fat diary and meat when trying to lose pounds comes down to simple math: Ounce for ounce, those foods have way more calories than leaner and lower-fat options.
Hormone Homework: Always go organic for meat and dairy. Also, try to get the lowest fat content possible – choose leaner cuts of meat (look for the words loin or round, like “sirloin” and “eye of round”), trim any visible fat, and choose skim or 1% dairy products. Try to get the majority of your fats from unsaturated and omega-3 fats as often as you can.
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