Now that you are done with Phase 2 and Phase 3, you need to realize the importance of living heathy. Phase 4 is critical because this is where it is up to you to keep off the weight you have lost.
Listed below are the foods that should be avoided on Phase 4:
- White bread and any bread with white flour as an ingredient
- Pasta, unless whole grain
- White rice
- White flour, any products made with it such as cake, cookies, crackers, pretzels, doughnuts, bagels, and muffins
- Potatoes and potato chips
White sugar should be avoided because white sugar in excess can make you gain weight. It does not contain any nutrients, minerals or enzyme. A teaspoon of sugar has been shown to suppress the immune system by 50% for four hours.
White flour is highly processed and refined leaving its original goodness empty and during the digestion process it is very quickly converted to sugar in the body. This will cause the insulin levels of your body and trigger your body to store fat. It is not easily digested which can lead to all kinds of inflammation in your digestive system because it sticks in your stomach making you feeling bloated.
Table salt does not contain sea minerals and will increase your blood pressure. There are other faces of sodium added to food, but not always in the form of salt. Common food additives, such as baking soda, some preservatives, and mono sodium glutamate (MSG) also contribute to the total amount of sodium we consume. Potassium intake should be increased to offset the adverse effect that sodium has on blood pressure. It is best to eat fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables.
Here is a list of foods that contain a lot of salt: bacon, cheese, pickles, green olives, salted nuts, ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, potato chips, popcorn, and baking powder.
Dairy Products such as milk has been known as a healthy food but what we consume has been pasteurized in order to remove bacteria and increase shelf life. When you pasteurize the milk you also kill all the enzymes in the food that are needed to break down and digest that food. The foods that are not properly digested now sits in your stomach which will lead to health issues.
Use this knowledge to keep the weight you have worked so hard to lose, off forever.