A common mistake that many people make when attempting a transition to healthier eating habits is getting ahead of themselves. Instead of making a slow transition into better eating habits, many of us try the cold turkey approach and simply avoid some of our favorite foods at all costs. Often times, this results in us falling off the wagon due to our inability to follow the restrictive dietary guidelines we set out for ourselves. One way to avoid this pattern is to use food substitutions. Finding foods that resemble our favorite foods but lack the same negative health consequences can help keep us on track, actually enjoying the food that we are eating.
In this episode, Joe & Amber discuss the negative health consequences of some of our favorite foods including soda, rice and ice cream. They also share
hack foods that can replace their conventional counterparts while not steering you off the path of your goals.
Main takeaways of this episode:
1 soda per day can possibly shorten your life by more than 4 years by shortening your telomeres and causing DNA damage
Rice is not healthy - why? Phytates, lack of nutrients + sedentary American lifestyle
Conventional ice creams contain as much as 96 grams of sugar and 1,400 calories per pint
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