January is always the big month for diet resolutions. People rush out and stock up on boxes of frozen pre-made meals, unhealthy fat burners and stacks of artificially flavored beverages. Unfortunately, all the education that’s now available about a natural wholefoods diet never penetrates their cerebral cortex. Instead, the public gets drawn towards the pretty pictures of foods that seem to be a great solution to their problem: obesity and artificial overload.
Here’s a pretty picture: blue, green, yellow and yes..the Healthy Choice logo. How pretty.
Lets take a look at the Healthy ingredients in this pretty picture:
whole grain pasta (water, whole grain wheat flour [UltraGrain], wheat semolina, egg white), water, chicken tenderloins (chicken tenderloin, water, olive oil, contains 2% of less of: isolated soy protein product [isolated soy protein, modified food starch, cornstarch, carrageenan, soy lecithin], dextrose, salt, potassium and sodium phosphates, potassium chloride, paprika, flavoring, caramel color), spinach, cooked shrimp, onions, diced tomatoes, broccoli, red pepper, salted chablis, garlic (contains high maltose corn syrup, salt), contains 2% or less of: butter, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice concentrate, modified food starch, chicken base (chicken meat and natural chicken juices, salt, chicken fat, sugar, hydrolyzed [corn and wheat gluten, soy] protein, dried whey, maltodextrin, yeast extract, natural flavoring, disodium insinuate and disodium guanylate, natural extracts of turmeric and annatto), sugar, Italian seasoning (sea salt, garlic, dehydrated onion, spices, red bell pepper, soybean oil), salt, spice, sodium phosphate.
Now, I want you to envision your leanest and best body. Next, I want you to envision yourself living a wholesome, natural type of lifestyle…..Finally, do you think eating the ingredients above that are highlighted in bold will get you one step closer to feeling vibrant, healthy and powerful?
If you answered yes then you need to remember this, ” Food is a chemical. Chemically it affects you hormonally, physically and emotionally. “ So if you said yes again I want you to eat a delicious box of disodium insinuate and disodium guanylate plus top it off with a big bag of Riceworks Brown Rice Chips
Yes, both may taste great but try to cleanse your body completely for 2 weeks of any artificial foods, chemicals, etc…. Then eat these foods again and see how you feel. I guarantee your body will react as if you just ate a foreign virus causing you headaches, stomach bloat and a nice scratchy throat.
So, Bonn appetite.
If you really want a frozen healthy choice premade meal, then walk down your favorite natural foods section of your local supermarket (Wholefoods). Choose a natural,wholefoods frozen type meal. Read the ingredients. Keep the fat content below 10 grams of fat per meal and select your favorites. Eat sparingly only when needed. Stick to basics: lean protein, organic veggies, organic greens and omega 3,6 fats. Drink water and more water.
I’d love to hear your suggestions of good healthy, frozen meals.
P.S: to give Healthy Choice justice..they now carry a natural array of frozen meals which I have not analyzed. However, from a quick glimpse I would say they are loaded with lots of refined ingredients that are far from gluten free.