Almost everyone has bought into the lie that "fruit is always healthy." Dieters love fruit because it seems so much healthier than cookies or ice cream.
And although fruit does contain fiber that helps you process it, it's definitely not an all-you-can-eat buffet situation. Because it can really sabotage your best-laid plans to lose weight.
Fruit contains a LOT of fructose, so you really need to make sure you're eating only "safe" (lower-sugar) fruits, and only in the right quantities. And for anyone trying to lose weight, the right quantity is actually very low.
How you handle carbs can make or break your weight-loss results. You want to be on the winning side of that equation, right?
That's especially true if you want to turbo-charge your results.
I'll come back to that in a moment.
When you slow down and take notice, you'll realize your food cravings are slowly beginning to dissipate ... making it easier to stay away from those "bad foods" that pack on the pounds.
And your anxiety is beginning to fade, giving you more energy and a better mood.
Now let's focus on the invisible for a moment ...
The decaffeinated green coffee bean extract in our Weight Loss Formula No. 1 is starting to lower the amount of sugar absorbed into your bloodstream when you eat carbs.
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There's more, of course. But if you're like the participants in our research studies, those things are happening inside your body, "behind closed doors."
In other words, as you take the right actions to drop pounds, the formula is doing things that can multiply your results. Even though you can't see it.
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And it's far more important than the employer match on your 401(k), because without your health, you have nothing.
This is the most common dietary mistake in the book — both for those trying to lose weight and those who want top-of-the-world health.
As you may know, there are many sources of carbs. Some wreak great havoc on your health ... others — including lettuce, kale and green beans — support your health in amazing ways.
If you're anything like me, figuring it all out can be confusing. Yet this is vitally important.
Fortunately, a man named Tim Ferris figured out a great rule that I now live by. Let's call it Carb Trick #1.
This easy-to-remember rule includes bread, rice, cereal, potatoes, pasta, tortillas, fried foods with breading, bleached flour or simple sugars.
These white carbohydrates cause insulin spikes that make weight loss nearly impossible.
This trick will save you a ton of unnecessary calories ...
Stay away from sugary sodas, sugar in your coffee/tea, Gatorade and its cousins, and all fruit juices.
Fruit juices fool a lot of people because they seem healthy. But without the natural fiber contained in fruits, fruit juices are really just sugar bombs in disguise.
Speaking of fruit ...
Just because fruit has health benefits doesn't mean you should eat unlimited amounts.
Most fruits are still loaded with sugars ... and can cause dramatic insulin spikes.
It's what I call the great fruit dilemma.
I strongly recommend you stick with fruits that are low in fructose - cherries, berries and apples, for example. And at the most, eat 2 to 3 servings a day.
It's a hard choice ...
Eat lots of fruit and suffer from sugar spikes and weight gain ... Or don't eat it and miss out on anti-inflammatory powerhouse nutrients.
But wait ...
What if there was a way to get all the great nutrients contained in fruit — without the sugar and calories? Would you be all in?
Thankfully, our multi-year search for a solution has met with rousing success
Hint: It'll cut out more than 300 calories of pure sugar, while giving you the antioxidant protection of 6 servings of fruit. And it tastes delicious.
Your bag of tricks keeps growing ...
Are you making use of all of them?
These tools can mean the difference between cheating -> eating junk -> getting fat ... versus staying on track -> eating delicious healthy foods -> dropping pounds.
This becomes even more important because ... for every pound you lose using proper diet and exercise, Weight Loss Formula No. 1 will help you lose another one.
If that isn't motivation, I don't know what is! It has to be the best 2-for-1 deal ever!
Steven Sisskind, M.D.