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Sunday, July 19 2015

Our ancestors lived on  simple diet of unprocessed foods such as fish, meat, eggs and fat, together with vegetables, seeds, herbs and berries. Carbohydrates were eaten in moderation, as there was no mass production of seeds or grasses - gathering these was a long process.

Sugar was in the form of honey and ripe fruits, but both of these were in irregular supply and food had to be hunted or collected and often in short supply. People ate what they needed, not more.

Over the years we have extensively modified our natural eating patterns by introducing highly processed foods and substituting these for the natural, real foods. More and more foods are processed and modified to tke on the appeal of what once were treat foods. Raw materials such as flour, sugr and starches are cheap to produce and plentiful and are easily made more appealing and flavoursome - normally with the addition of sugar, salt or chemicals. They give you a quick energy hit - and are highly addictive. The more you eat of them, the more you want. Our supermarkets and corner stores are full of highy processed carbohydrates. Cereal, pasta, breads, pastries, biscuits and snacks, confectionary, soft drinks - they are all brightly packaged and very cleverly marketed, and most can be served with minimal preparation.

By eating more of these foods we have corrupted our natural appetiites. If our diets consist of these highly refined foods then anything we eat without added sweetners or salt becomes bland or flavourless to our tastebuds. And of course, the heavier we get, the less exercise we feel inclined to do. We feel sluggish and lethargic. We often turn to another 'hit' of refined sugars to help us just get through the afternoon.

For weight management and fat burning, we need to eat REAL foods - no these highly processed packages of sugar and chemicals and starches. The Ultra-Lite Weight Management program is just that - Not highly processed, no added preservatives, no artificial colourings or flavourings, no added salt, no added refined sugars and no stimulants. Real food for Real fat burning, weight loss and health.

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