Round to Rock

Avoid sugar and burn fat for a healthier lifestyle

Week Four started off with Dr. Ben discussing food topics for one hour followed by participant weigh-in and 30 minute workout.

Dr. Ben covered a ton of information, here's the break down:

  1. Watch the Sugar.  When reading the ingredients, if a word ends in -ose it is a sugar.  Grains also turn to sugar. Excess sugar will turn to fat.  Remember cattle is given grain before they are butchered to fatten them up - the same thing happens in our bodies.
  2. A substitute for sugar is Stevia or Xylitol. These can be bought at most grocery or vitamin stores.
  3. Fat does not make you fat, the inability to burn fat makes you fat.
  4. Bad fats - rancid fats make your body toxic and fight your ability to burn fat.
  5. Good fats - Olive oil is a healthier fat and should be used at room or low temperaures. If you cook with olive oil at high temperatures, it becomes rancid. Coconut oil is great for cooking with at high temperatures.
  6. Read the Ingredients - High fructose corn syrup, canola oil, and trans fat are all toxic to your body and will prevent it from functioning at the high level it is intended to.

Those were the 6 most important health items covered. We look forward to hearing part two with Dr. Ben in the not-too-distant future.

For those participating and following from home, what health changes are you trying to make in your day-to-day lives, and more importantly, how are you doing implementing a new, healthy lifestyle?

Comments

Bob Eskridge said:

Dr Ben's presentation was very impressive.  I had no idea the dangers in everyday foods...even foods we were told was "good" for us!  I am really looking forward to the second half of his presentaion on toxins.

I went to the grocery store and found the Ezekiel bread Dr Ben mentioned.  It is really good!

So far I have lost about 5.5 lbs in three weeks and also some waistline.  I am on the last hole in my belts!  Bobby Craig mentioned it takes 3500 calories to burn off one pound.  That is alot of exercising.  I noticed I really think more about what I am eating and the ramifications of it.

This has been such a great experience so far.

# October 7, 2009 2:16 PM

Brooks Bennett said:

I have had the opportunity to watch the Round to Rock participants in both the classroom and in the gym, and am really impressed by their dedication.

Keep up the good work!

# October 8, 2009 11:17 AM

Jessica Iroanya said:

I've been both on the high and low road, but I am working on not making excuses anymore, and sticking  with it.

# October 8, 2009 5:40 PM
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