The Eat Better Strategy simplifies nutrition providing you with an actionable and simple 7 step program to eat better. In the New Year, we will combine this guide with some efficient hands-on recommendations in an 8-week virtual workshop...stay tuned.
Ultra-processed food is defined as “formulations mostly of cheap industrial sources of dietary energy and nutrients plus additives, using a series of processes” and containing minimal whole foods (Monteiro et al., 2018).
In other words, food companies manufacture ultra-processed foods by combining substances extracted from whole foods with additives for taste, texture, shelf life and other factors that enhance the product’s profitability.
Strip the food of fibre, load it with sugar and fat, then add salt for taste, and you have food that will
Be digested and absorbed rapidly (no fibre)
Spike insulin (lots of refined carbs, quickly broken down to glucose)
Stored quickly as fat (that’s what insulin does - it stores glucose, protein and fat)
And in 2 hours, you will be hungry again - although, given the salt, you may have kept eating anyways!
In other words, ultra-processed foods hack our appetite control mechanisms, making us fat in the process.
If you have diabetes, pre-diabetes or insulin resistance and could not participate in our 4+2 Diabetes Reversal Strategy Group program or don't like groups - we have a digital course for you! All the content from our group sessions was recorded and presented along with the supporting materials—all of the 4+2 Diabetes Reversal Strategy in one place.