Start the Kitchen Cleanout!

Here's a typical list of "food" that the average person trying to lose weight may have on hand. Check out your cabinets and see if any of this fat-fuel is lurking in your kitchen:

Slim-Fast shakes

Far from healthy, they're actually loaded with high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, and a bunch of other chemicals that will add fat to your body, not aid in weight loss.

Far Free Rice Cakes

They really are nothing but pure refined starch with zero fiber, which breaks down immediately into sugar in your body, spiking insulin and promoting fat storage.

Protein/Energy bars/Isolated Soy Protein

Virtually unusable by your body! Hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup and artificial preservatives. Basically a candy bar in a deceiving package. Toss quickly into the nearest trash can!

Reduced Sugar products

Desserts loaded with artificial sweeteners that trick your brain, and trigger hunger, sugar alcohols, preservatives, and a chemical ingredient list about 15 lines long. Nothing at all good in there. It's a mad scientist's experiment gone wrong!

Diet soda

Loaded with artificial sweeteners such as NutraSweet or Splenda that do more harm than good, raise the insulin levels in your body and cause you to be hungry and store fat. Diet? I think not!

Chips, crackers, and Cookies

Loaded with hydrogenated fats - heart attack in a box! Inflammatory processes omega-6 oils, and processed flours. High carb foods that add weight gain almost instantly!

Refined Vegetable Oils

Oils such as canola, corn oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, or (God forbid!) Crisco, for cooking and salad dressings - these are composed highly of oxidized omega 6 fatty acids, which lead to inflammation, heart disease, weight gain, and fat around the midsection. 

Sugary Cereals

Advertised As healthy and high fiber, these cereals are loaded with sugar and refined fat-factory grains such as corn, soybean flour and wheat. They will make you hungrier, spike your blood sugar and increase your insulin response, thus putting your body into a fat storing mode.