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Does the removal of trans fats make food healthy? You may have heard the buzz lately about Girl Scout cookies. It is that time of year again – when millions of Girl Scout cookies infiltrate homes all around the globe – but this year there has been a widely publicized change in the beloved cookies. The trans fats have been removed.
That’s right, each shiny box of Thin Mints, Carmel d Elites and Peanut Butter Patties will be stamped with a “Zero Trans” label. And just like that, the Girl Scouts get major press on how “health conscious” they are…just like the pastries at a certain coffee chain and even a major US city (New York). So let’s address the real issue at hand: Does the removal of trans fats make food healthy? Here’s the short answer: No Sorry to burst your bubble there, but you deserve to know the truth. Yes, trans fats are unhealthy.
Yes, trans fats have been proven to be of no use or benefit to your body. Yes, trans fats have been linked to an increase in heart disease. Bottom line: trans fats are bad. But simply removing trans fats from an unhealthy food item doesn’t magically make that item healthy. A cookie is a cookie is a cookie. It is still loaded with sugar and saturated fat with the main ingredient being empty calories.
I’m not telling you this to discourage you from supporting the Girl Scouts. I’m telling you this to keep you from the disillusion that the media tries so hard to harness you with. Eating Thin Mints won’t make you thin – not even “Zero-Trans” Thin Mints. So where does this leave you? My desire is that you will approach the “news” about trans fats and other “health” developments with a discerning eye.
Yes, it would be great if scientists created a junk food that really was good for our health and made us thin – but we would be foolish to believe it. There is only one way to a healthy and fit body, and that is through proper eating and regular exercise.
It isn’t a trendy solution or a ‘news worthy’ discovery, but the fact is that it works every time. Wouldn’t you like to take control of your body once and for all? I have a secret for you…it isn’t going to be as hard as you think. Good habits are just as addictive as bad ones. Once you begin your journey towards a fitter, healthier, sexier you, nothing will stop you from achieving your goal.
Conscious Exercise Have you recently had an aggravating day at work? Of course you have. Interacting with people on a regular basis involves dealing with their “stuff,” or “baggage.” This can be taxing and even intolerable at times (even with nice people) and lead people to do things they later regretted. As a result, some people take their frustrations out on others.
For example, take the man who comes home and starts to ridicule his wife sarcastically because the dinner was not prepared according to a five star hotel. Or, the person who begins their youth sports practice with a group of 12-year olds and aggressively yells at them for not performing at a desired level. Is this necessary? What did these innocent people do to deserve this? There is a better way to deal with everyday stress and negative emotions. To be free of fear, anger and other negative emotions, words alone may not be enough.
A person may need to channel these emotions on a physical level, whether that happens through basketball, swimming, lifting weights, yoga, massage, or deep-breathing exercises. For example, if you are feeling angry or anxiety, it is unlikely that you can just talk yourself out of these feelings or simply count to 10 and expect your feelings to disappear entirely. Emotions have a physical reality.
You harbour emotions in your body, and your body needs avenues for dealing with them. If you don’t have a healthy outlet for your emotions, this could lead to unpleasant relations with your family, friends and co-workers in the short run, and in the long run, could lead to illness, ulcers, disease and even cancer. The mind never works alone.
It has a lifelong companion called the body, which must must involve in any program of change or healing. Through the use of conscious exercise and sport, you can better process your emotions and lead a healthy lifestyle in the short term and long term. The trick is having self- awareness at the time of stress and not letting your emotions control you.
“Whenever You Want to Achieve Something . . . ” I love this quote by Maria Kang (above), one of my blogging friends and fitness colleague. Maria is a fitness professional and personal trainer and has an excellent website devoted to fitness and motivating yourself to reach a higher level. I check it out from time to time and always learn something.
Check it out. Go to Fitness Cure “Whenever you want to achieve something that you never possessed before in your life, you have to set up an environment that is balanced with both strain and success.”