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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cook Your Own Food

One of the biggest diet mistakes I see people make is they don't prepare their own food.

Mike: "What did you have for lunch today?"
Client: "I was very good today! I had a Grilled Chicken and Spinach salad with no dressing!"
Mike: "Awesome! Did you make it at home before going to work?"
Client: "No, I got it at Subway."

How do you know what you are really eating if you don't prepare your food yourself? Sure, a Grilled Chicken and Spinach Salad sounds nice and healthy, but what is really in it?

"Subway Grilled Chicken and Baby Spinach Salad Without Dressing" Ingredients:
The following ingredient list is from The highlighted ingredients are deemed "controversial" by this site.
Spinach Baby, Onion(s) Red, Cheese Blend (Cheese Monterey Jack [Milk Cultured Pasteurized, Salt, Enzyme(s), Color(s) Artificial], Cheese Cheddar [Milk Cultured Pasteurized, Salt, Enzyme(s), Color(s) Artificial], Potato(es) Starch, Cellulose Powdered, Natamycin), Egg(s) Diced (Egg(s) Cooked, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate), Bacon cured with, (Water, Salt, Sugar, Sodium Erythorbate, May contain: Sodium Nitrate (Nitrite), Potassium Chloride, Dextrose, Flavor(s) Smoke, Sodium Phosphate, Honey), Chicken Strips (Chicken Breast with Rib Meat, Water, Soy Protein Concentrate, Salt, Food Starch Modified, Flavor(s) Chicken [Salt, Yeast Extract Autolyzed, Sugar, Molasses, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate, Sodium Phosphate], Sodium Phosphate)
So what do you think? Does that salad still look like a good choice for lunch? How about you go grocery shopping and pick up the following...
  • Spinach
  • Cucumbers
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Chicken
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
That ingredient list looks much better to me than the ingredient list above.

Grill your chicken, chop up your vegetables, put them into a container and sprinkle some olive oil and vinegar on top. Prep time; maybe 5 minutes. Now you have a very easy and very healthy lunch.


but what if some people enjoy wood shavings (cellulose) in their food??

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