Health Foods That Make You Fat

By Jannine Murray | Fat Fighting Recipes

Mar 19

So called health foods that get lots of attention and used in your favorite recipes could be the culprit behind your inability to lose the weight, especially around your tummy!

1. Agave Nectar: Talk about sugar!  This is way sweeter than normal sugar and has  a higher fructose sugar content than any other sweetener including high fructose corn syrup!  Excessive and high amounts of fructose can damage your liver, and cause obesity and type 2 diabetes.   This sugar alternative is usually in all so called healthy raw food bars and cereals and should be avoided if you want to keep your blood sugar stable and in its fat burning zone( the sweet spot where all the magic happens)  you do this by eating low glycemic and low sugar foods and avoiding foods like agave nectar and syrups and go for whole, unprocessed foods instead.

If you need a sugar alternative opt for Xylitol which is great for the teeth and gut or Stevia, a natural sugar free sweetener.  I prefer liquid stevia as it’s easy to add to shakes, yogurt and teas.  You only need a little!

2. Soy Milk: if you want to stimulate your body’s estrogen with the phytoestrogens in soymilk and pack on more bellyfat this is the perfect way! Most soy is GMO and unless it’s fermented, most people have an allergy to it.  If you suffer from gaining weight around your middle then stay away from anything that will stimulate your body’s estrogen dump.  All the leading doctors in women’s health like Dr. Christian Northrup and Dr. Mona Lisa are on the anti-soy wagon as well… Especially for women who want to lose weight.

If you need a milk substitute opt for an unsweetened almond milk and add some vanilla and stevia, you can even make your own!

Just soak 1cup organic raw almonds overnight, then throw in a blender with about 3 cups clean spring water and blend for about 2 mins, add some yummy cinnamon, vanilla, stevia and voila!

There is also coconut milk which has even fewer calories and sugar content and good fats as well:)

3. Peanut Butter: Peanuts are so full of molds, chemicals and poisons I personally think it should be banned and not allowed to be fed to our children.

Peanut trees are planted after cotton crops, which are the most heavily sprayed crop out there.  The peanut trees are planted to clean up the soil, pulling the pesticides, herbicides and fungicides out and into the nuts.  When they are harvested there is a huge mold issue with these nuts and their skins, and this is why so many people have peanut allergies.  It’s all then ground up and mixed with palm oil, a cheap oil that keeps it from separating, and sold to us to spread on our toast first thing in the morning…Isn’t that disgusting!!?

Here’s are just a few articles posted about the chemicals found in peanut butter:

Instead of peanut butter go for almond, sunflower, cashew, or macadamia nut butters instead. They are sooo yummy you’ll never miss peanut butter!

4. Protein Powder: lots of protein powders are made with cheap ingredients such as sugar, artificial sweeteners and flavors, fillers such as soy lecithin(GMO), oat fibers(full of gluten)as well as cheap protein sources such a s soy(GMO of course) and whey protein concentrate(proven to cause cancer and GI problems).


Why is this bad?  The more stress you place on your liver, pancreas, gallbladder and GI tract the more your going to inhibit fatty acids from being burned up as fuel, as well as detoxing.  Detoxing and fat loss happen when the body isn’t constantly being bombarded with chemicals and will balance out your hormones, metabolism and weight.  If you are going to go for a protein supplement choose one that is all natural, free of anything artificial and is a clean protein such as a grass fed collagen protein powder, or hemp protein.




Much love, health and gratitude!


By Jannine Murray, Health and Fitness Specialist

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Leaverd Carnegie March 19, 2013

Interesting and great information for anyone. Thanks for sharing, especially the part about peanut butter.

    Jannine Murray March 20, 2013

    Thanks Leaverd! I appreciate the shout out:)

eric March 20, 2013

hi , what about organic peanut butter? I find the other nut butter a bit too expensive.

    Jannine Murray March 20, 2013

    That is definitely better as you dont get all the chemicals and the additives, but you still get lots of mold in it.. All peanuts have a high mold content its really ahrd not to have mold grown on them when being mass produced

      eric March 21, 2013

      thanks i will look up the mold factor and do some research on it

    Kate March 21, 2013

    If you are a Costco member or know someone who is, you can get almond butter there for about $8.00. The brand is MaraNatha, all natural and no trans fats, sugars or sodium. It’s really good and a good price compared to local grocery stores.

eric March 21, 2013

Really?! That sounds great , i will definetly look into that…… also Pharmasave on Fort st near Jubilee hospital always has great deals on organic products and items you have mentioned above, I love that place!

eric March 21, 2013

above, i meant the non fatting items such as almond butter etc….

Aryn March 23, 2013

Hey Jannine,
I like your artical too and was wondering how you feel about two things, coconut oil and green coffee beans. I thought I’d try them but would like more info before jumping on the band wagon . You seem to know more than anybody about food qualities when it comes to fat burn and health. Anything I should watch out for?
P.S. I sure am missing our wicked workouts!!

Lisa November 1, 2016

I’m ready to get back to a cleaner eating regimine. I’m a peskatarian (lacto ovo) veg, and my job is very sedentary. I’ve lost weight very successfully in the past when I’m exercising every day, but I’m wanting to focus on diet right now. Do you have meal plans that work with my diet? Thanks!

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