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Meet Suzanne Nelson
I am here to help frustrated women who struggle with cravings, and hormonal and weight challenges. As a Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach, Yoga and Barre Instructor I am committed to creating a community of like-minded women who desire to heal their bodies naturally through clean eating, exercise and Essential Oil applications.
We’ve all been told that junk food is bad for us, is addictive, can make us gain weight, keeping us systemically inflammed...but because it tastes so darn good, most of us continue eating it, after all, fruits and vegetables can’t beat the taste of fries, right? I'm not going to lie...I might have a real issue with Artificial Cheese in any product. I start eating a Cheeze-ITs, Nacho Cheese Doritos or even Cheddar Goldfish, and I can't stop until I almost make myself sick. The food companies do this intentionally so that we get more addicted to these products, and buy more!
Anything that tastes sooooo good, can't be all that bad, right? I mean, what's the point of living if we can't enjoy what tastes good, right?
Not only are fruit and veg among the most tastiest natural and healthiest foods on the planet, but junk food is also the lowest common denominator. It might tempt you with its rock ’n’ roll swagger, but junk food offers absolutely no vital nutrients and zero health benefits.
Is it really worth risking your health and possibly enduring chronic disease as a result?
Here are 10 reasons why you should stop eating it:
Junk Food Is Linked To Diabetes
Diabetes is caused when the pancreas becomes so under siege that it can no longer produce adequate amounts of insulin. Insulin is the hormone that turns sugar into fuel, and as experts point out, junk food is loaded with unnatural sugars that can lead to type-2 diabetes that unfortunately can result in serious complications and premature death.
Junk Food Causes Digestive Issues
Virtually everyone on the planet will encounter digestive issues at some time or another. Among these issues are irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, bloating and excess gas.
However, some complain that they suffer from digestive issues all the time, and the reason for this could be that they eat too much junk.
Junk food is full of oil, sugar, trans fats and chemicals that wreak havoc on your stomach. In addition, once your stomach is irritated, your digestive system goes out of whack.
Studies have shown that obese people have less friendly bacteria and an overload of unfriendly bacteria in their intestinal tract...their gut. Although probiotics can be introduced as a way of balancing gut health, eliminating the junk food from the diet can improve gut flora and ultimately lead to weight loss.
Junk Food Causes Brain Fog
Many people just assume that only our bellies, thighs, and double chins are affected by a poor diet. However, fats don’t just make their way to your bulging abdomen - they also attack your brain.
When bad fats - such as those found in junk food - reach your brain, they cause brain fog, which is that feeling you get when you can’t focus on anything. Detoxing the toxins from the diet can improve mood, cognition and improve concentration. You can eliminate Brain Fog, just by eliminating junk food from the diet and eating more fruits and vegetables!
Junk Food Causes Fatigue
Junk food contains very few nutrients, vitamins and protein, all of which are essential for an invigorated you who seizes the day.
If you exist on junk food alone, you’re going to struggle to do anything at optimum power. You’ll largely feel lethargic and run down.
Junk Food Is Linked With Depression Among Teenagers
1 in 3 U.S. teens eat junk food each day, and on top of the hindrance to their physical health, it is also important to consider what effect junk is having on their mental well-being.
Research has shown that the more junk food we eat, the more we are prone to depression. "Several studies have found that people who ate a poor quality diet — one that was high in processed meat, chocolates, sweet desserts, fried food, refined cereals and high-fat dairy products — were more likely to report symptoms of depression." - Mayo Clinic Study
This is especially the case for teenagers because they are more susceptible to hormonal changes, which can be massively influenced by their diet. It has been really hard to get my boys to eat less junk food...I have found that I just can't bring much of it in the house, it WILL get eaten!
Junk Food Can Cause Elevated Blood Sugar Levels
Junk food is rich in sugar, which puts stress on the metabolism. Moreover, because it’s low in carbs and protein, your blood sugar levels are more at risk of plummeting when you stop eating.
This can make you feel moody and make you want to eat even more junk food. It's called a Blood Sugar Roller Coaster!
Junk Food Can Increase Your Risk Of Heart Disease
Heart disease is indeed really scary, but there are preventative measures we can take to ensure we don’t struggle with it later on in life.
Avoiding junk food is one such method because such food is rich in bad fats that increase your bad cholesterol levels and in turn encourage plaque to form and heart disease to develop.
Junk Food Can Damage Your Liver
Once your liver becomes overloaded with all the junk you’re throwing at it, it will certainly let you know. You’ll feel lethargic, stressed, irritable, and you may develop headaches, skin conditions and a whole lot more.
Junk food has been linked to liver disease on more than one occasion, and it turns out that it can be just as bad for your most overworked organ as alcohol. When I start with a new client, and we begin the process of changing our junk food habits, or just start with making healthy "swaps", I have everyone go through my "21-Day Cleanse"to cleanse the liver and other elimination organs, setting the stage for lasting changes in lifestyle and behaviors.
Junk Food Increases Your Risk Of Cancer
The main reason for the link between certain foods and cancer is a lack of fiber. Moreover, junk food is low in mostly everything that’s good for you - including fiber. These empty calorie foods contain artificial colors, sweeteners, flavor enhancers, preservatives and a number of other chemicals and toxins that can damage our body by increasing inflammation.
Junk Food Is Linked To Kidney Damage
Fries are soaked in finely processed salt. When combined with a fatty, greasy hamburger, you’re essentially double downing on kidney disease, which comes about when too much salt increases blood pressure on a consistent basis.
Yikes! Clear your pantry! If you buy this food, even for your kids, you WILL eat it eventually. I know this from experience. I know my triggers and the products that I have an especially hard time staying away from, or that I am unable to stop eating once I start. You know what these are for you too!
Join my next "21-Day Cleanse" so that you can have the support from other "Cleansers" on Facebook and get thereal information about Clean Eating the you deserve!
Aside from the benefits discussed above, detoxing is an incredibly effective way to identify if you have any food sensitivities, balance your hormones, and establish healthy habits for the long term.
I’ve worked with detox participants who not only have lost weight and kept it off, but who have also seen their energy level skyrocket, their skin clear up and even their allergies disappear.
Are you ready to discover the benefits of healthy detoxing for yourself?
What questions or concerns do you have about participating in a detox? Before you try something new, like a detox, it’s normal to feel hesitant. I want to hear from you. Hit “reply” or contact me here. I read every email that comes into my inbox and I promise to email you back personally.
If you are ready to learn more about how your diet can affect not only your ability to balance your blood sugar and cravings, but hormones, toxicity and weight management, you would be a great candidate for my next "21-Day Cleanse" I start a new"21-Day Cleanse" Bootcamp every other month, and we focus on Clean Eating and creating a better environment for health.
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