Lets Talk About C.R.A.P!

There are so many things I say to my clients especially those that I help with food prep for the week. The major thing I run into stepping into a new clients life is the CRAP they eat. We go through a series of steps, but I really want to stress to everyone the importance of step 1!

1st step: Limit C.R.A.P. foods!

As the popular saying states: “Not all calories are created equal.” For example, calories from

hydrogenated fats aren’t used by the body in the same way as essential fats, such as

Omega 3’s from chia seeds or flax seeds.

The best advice for the general population wanting to improve their health through nutrition

is to limit the foods that fall in the following categories:

C – Carbonated drinks. These are high in fructose, a type of sugar that is

processed by the body as a toxin and therefore stored as fat. It is thought that

one of the main causes of the obesity epidemic is the high consumption of fizzy

drinks such as sodas (yup diet too!), lemonade and concentrated fruit juices.

R – Refined sugar. As the saying goes: “The whiter the bread, the fatter you

get.” This category includes white flour, white sugar and high-fructose corn syrup.

All of these are often combined in pastries, cakes, cookies and many cereals.

A – Artificial colors and flavorings. These are often included in

confectionery products (sweets, candy), soft drinks, party foods and snacks such

as chips. A also stands for Alcohol, which is processed by the body as a toxin

and stored as fat.

P – Processed products. Heavily processed foods are more likely to contain all

of the above, and also trans fats, which are considered a danger to health.

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One thought on “Lets Talk About C.R.A.P!

  1. C.R.A.P. is a simple & clever way for us to remember those food catagories that are the ememies! Put up your battle shields against. C.R.A.P.!!

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