Nutrition 101 Series – # 4

What Not To Eat

Before we go into what we should be eating to be our best, let’s go negative and talk about what we should not be eating. ┬áThese are not healthy foods that we should avoid. This is a rough list, but should be pretty clear.


Foods to Avoid

All processed and non-processed grains and snacks. Foods such as breads, cookies, chips, popcorn, and other snacks are nothing more than high processed junk that do very little in supplying you with energy, vitamins, or nutrients. Most of these foods have high amounts of extra ingredients and fillers.

Processed foods are foods that have been altered from their natural state, either for safety or convenience. Some processed foods are the following:

  • Canned foods with large amounts of sodium or fat.
  • Pasta meals made with refined white flour instead of whole grains.
  • Packaged high-calorie snack foods such as chips and candies.
  • Frozen fish sticks and frozen dinners that are high in sodium.
  • Packaged cakes and cookies.
  • Boxed meal mixes that are high in fat and sodium.
  • Sugary breakfast cereals.
  • Processed meats

Specifically, these should also be avoided:

  • Sugar, or high sugar containing foods
  • Aspartame and other man-made artificial sweeteners
  • All soft drinks, & artificial fruit juices
  • Hydrogenated fats, or refined oils
  • White flour and other refined grains
  • Artificial ingredients
  • Highly processed foods – anything that comes in a box with a laundry list of ingredients
  • Any and all fast foods
  • Any and all fried foods
  • TV dinners
  • “Healthy” Lean Cuisine Meals & other frozen “quick” meals
  • Factory farmed meat and seafood
  • Candy, and other artificial foods
  • Any other type of fake, man- made, highly processed, high ingredient, boxed, bagged, or packaged food.
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Nutrition 101 Series

1  What's Out There?
2  Fast Food Industry
3  Hormones & Energy Levels
4  What Not to Eat
5  What to Eat

6  Important Points
7  Optimal Eating Blueprint
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Supplement Series

1  To Take or Not to Take
2  Best Supplements for Athletic Performance
3  My Supplement Recommendations
4  Supplement Products That I Use and Recommend

Nutrient Timing for Optimal Performance
Post-Workout Supplementation