The #1 WORST Food To EVER Eat
(If You Want A Flat Belly)

    Guess who?

    The one, the only... Josh Bezoni! (Joel's partner in crime and fellow nutritionist extraordinaire)... and TODAY I'm here to tell you all about what is undoubtedly the absolute WORST food of all time.

    Is it Twinkies? Maybe McDonald's French fries? Biscuits and gravy? Soft drinks stuffed with high fructose corn syrup? Lard? Cheese-stuffed crust on a meat lover’s pizza? (Really? We need cheese in the crust, too?)

    Hmm... although all of these foods are at the top of my "bad" list, they aren't the WORST.

    Nope. The worst food ever is... drumroll please... any food that you can't stop eating. (That's so important take a moment to read that sentence again.) I'm talking about your personal "trigger foods." You know, that one food that you'll eat until you make yourself sick.

    ice creamFor me it's ice cream. For others it's chocolate or something crunchy and salty like chips.

    If it's in my house... I'll come up with dozens of excuses on why it's okay to eat it. "I'll workout extra hard tomorrow." Or, "I ate really healthy today so it's okay to cheat." Or, "I don't care ... give me that darn ice cream scooper!" =)

    The key to getting (and keeping a flat belly) is recognizing these trigger foods and keeping them OUT OF YOUR HOUSE.

    Really. This tip alone can save you thousands of calories every week.

    So today's take home message is this: make a list of your top three trigger foods and "send them packin'."

    Deal? I hope so.

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    7 comments - Add Yours

    1. Mine is pretty much sugar of any kind. Once I start I can’t quit. I have pretty much in the last month stopped eating sugary foods at all. I have started using stevia for my coffee and tea and actually started losing some weight.

      • Hi Valerie,

        Thanks for dropping by the BioTrust blog and for sharing some information about yourself with us. Congratulations on your efforts to improve your health and nutrition as well as the subsequent loss in body weight. That’s great news!

        Other than the weight loss, what else have you noticed? Do you feel like you have better energy? Have your feelings of well being improved? I’d be curious to know if you’ve realized any qualitative changes. :)

        It’s interesting that you mentioned, “Once I start, I can’t quit.” First off, kudos to you for making this recognition and for being aware of this relationship, or what we sometimes call a “trigger.” Along these lines, Coach Josh has talked about “trigger” foods before:

        The #1 Worst Food to Ever Eat

        There’s even research to support the notion that high-glycemic, refined carbohydrates have the ability to stimulate specific centers of the brain associated with reward and craving:

        Effects of dietary glycemic index on brain regions related to reward and craving in men

        Seeing as how the reward center of the brain sits right next to the habit center, it’s no wonder that folks talk so much about sugar “addiction.”

        In terms of cravings, Coach Brian shares a number of excellent resources that you may find interesting in the following thread over at the BioTrust Community Forums:

        How to Deal with Cravings

        One of the more interesting potential connections to cravings and sugar consumption is the gut, and the potential implications that the toxins that pathogenic bacteria secrete. This is another good example of how important it is to maintain a health gut microbiome, which typically involves a combination of removing refined sugars, which feed the pathogenic bacteria, and increasing probiotics.

        This may provide some explanation as to why sugar cravings increase in response to sugar intake. You consume sugar, which results in a proliferation of pathogenic bacteria. Subsequently, there’s an increase in endotoxins (i.e., lipopolysaccharide), which has a neural and hormonal influence on increasing cravings.

        As it relates to our discussion, these toxins can increase the body’s production of ghrelin, which is an important appetite-stimulating hormone. At the brain level, these endotoxins can result in decreases in neurotrasmitters like dopamine and serotonin, which can leave you reaching for a high-glycemic processed carbohydrate…and the vicious cycle repeats itself.

        With that being said, it sounds like you’ve got a great strategy in place already, Valerie. Keep up the awesome work!

    2. Ahh. Too bad today is National Ice Cream day. Ice cream is mine too. May I just say on behalf of ice cream: it should be a food group. I went all week without saturated fat and cholesterol and did extra 6″s and stairwell runs just so could eat ice cream. I would feel bad but I lost 1.5 inches from my waste this week eating vegie salads and extra spinach and kale. Plus going for a week off the bad stuff helped take the edge off the cravings. But, I can’t stop eating ice cream. Who created ice cream? I’ like to thank them.

      • Hello Linda,

        Thank you so much for reaching out to us and for offering us the opportunity to help. It is truly our privilege to be your resource for honest nutrition and health information.

        I think everyone can agree with you, ice cream is delicious! That is why we push the idea of cheat days, or even cheat meals for that matter. However, Coach Josh brings up a very important point, which is to limit the intake of foods you cannot stop yourself from eating.

        It sounds like ice cream is one of those foods for you, so perhaps the occasional weekly, or even bi-weekly treat is just what you need to meet your needs without sabotaging your efforts.

        Thank you again for your response, Linda.


        Brian Murray
        Nutrition and Exercise Coach

    3. Ha! I was not expecting that.

      As soon as I read the most important sentence I could not stop thinking about Kettle Corn. Thankfully it is hard to find good enough Kettle Corn!

      I had to give up Milk a while back, it was my trigger food, I would drink it like water.

    4. Τhanks for dіscuss The #1 WORST Food To EVER Eat(If You Want A Flat Belly) |
      BіoTRUST . It is а intеresting topic.

      • Hello Quentin,

        Thank you for reading the article. It’s important to be knowledgeable so you can empower yourself and others around you to make healthy eating decisions.

        Best Regards
        Team BioTrust

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