I recommend not only avoiding these foods, but if you have any of them in your kitchen and you care anything about your health, throw them out. At the very least cut way back on them.

Hydrogenated Fats and Trans Fats - These are man-made fats used in bakery items and stick margarine. Studies have shown that it isn't so much how much fat there is in your diet that causes problems, it is more of what kind of fat you are eating, and hydrogenated and trans fats are the worst.

Nitrates - Many foods, especially cured meats such as bacon and hot dogs, use nitrates to preserve color and maintain microbial safety.

Alcohol This one item has created more problems than all the rest put together. Of course, it is possible to consume alcohol wisely and safely and enjoy it immensely, such as a fine glass of wine with a delicious dinner. I said a glass of wine not 3 or 4. But even if you exercise caution in no other area of your diet, this is the area where you should.

Saturated Animal Fats That means fatty meats, especially beef and pork, or the skin on poultry. It also includes full-fat dairy products such as cheese, milk and cream. Fatty meat and dairy products do have some contributions to make to a diet, but none that can't be found elsewhere.

Soda Drinking soda is a poor way to get fluids. They are full of sugar or artificial sweeteners and often contain caffeine, artificial colors and flavors. Substitute homemade soda by mixing sparkling water with fresh, 100 percent juice.

High-Fat Snacks, Chips These snacks are usually full of saturated fats and tons of salt. Instead, focus on fruits and non-fat whole grains for snacking.

White flour, salt, sugar, white rice, white potatoes.
These carbohydrate rich foods include, but are not necessarily limited to: bagels, breads, cakes, cereal, chocolate, cookies, crackers, danish, fruit juices, ice cream, potato chips, pasta, potatoes, pretzels, rice, pie, and sugar-sweetened beverages.
Whenever we have this commanding and powerful craving or hunger for carbohydrate rich foods, they may contain the ingredients listed above.  A regular and daily intake of these types of foods will only stimulate and escalate our insatiable need for junk food, sweets, starches, and prepared snacks. Carbohydrate cravings are actually caused by an imbalance in our body chemistry. The chemical imbalance is probably something that we have caused on our own. There is an over release of the hormone insulin when we ingest carbohydrate rich food, which helps make us fat, as I have explained in earlier blogs.


  1. Can you remind me what fish to avoid since I'm eating more of it now! Thanks!

  2. Most fish is good for you to eat. Certain seafoods are higher in cholesterol than others, such as shrimp. The problem usually is in the preparation of seafood in restaurants, lots of butter, breading or deep frying. Those types of preparations of seafood adds hundreds of calories and fat to fish. Always avoid that.