Natural Weight Loss — Food Imitators

What if I told you that some of the food you eat isn’t really what you think you’re eating, and some of it is not even food at all. Food imitators are used in many processed foods and even in foods you might not realize are well, fake. Fake food use is at an all-time high, because the consumption of so-called diet-food, fast food and other highly processed food is at an all-time high. Food imitators are a huge obstacle to natural weight loss. When you consider all the ways of weight loss, it seems that natural weight loss would be better.

Food imitators are made with synthetic products (chemicals) but mimic the natural product sometimes you can’t even tell the difference by taste or smell, but you can bet, and the evidence is supporting, your body knows the difference. Studies are showing that food imitators, along with other unnatural food additives are responsible for causing the obesity epidemic. Unfortunately, food imitators are used commonly even in foods that we think are good for us. Foods advertised as fat-free products like mayonnaise, cookies, and even half & half are full of imitation foods, in another word: chemicals.

The frightening thing is that food manufacturers are no longer required to list anywhere that they use food imitators in their products, so there is no way to tell by looking at a label whether or not fake “lactic acid” was used. One of the most well-known food imitators is margarine. For years we were led to believe that margarine was better for you than butter. Yet, margarine is full of hydronated oil instead of the health alternative of real cream given to us by nature. How in the world we can believe that hydronated oil is better for us than cream solely due to the fat content can only be the result of terrific and deceptive marketing practices by the food industry.

Some other imitators that are commonly used and thought to be “better” than their natural counterparts are: fat free half and half or non-dairy creamer, sugar substitutes, pancake syrup, powdered lemonade, powdered tea, fat-free mayonnaise, low fat and fat-free salad dressings, chocolate syrup and the list goes on and on. These food imitators are full of corn syrup, sucralose, nutritive dextrose, calcium silicate, maltodextrin, high-fructose corn syrup, citric acid, potassium citrate, aspartame, artificial colorings, corn oil, and other food imitators some of which seem “natural” like citric acid, for instance.

When you start reading that, and compare it to: cocoa (real chocolate), maple syrup, real condiments made from fresh whole real ingredients, real milk, cream, cane sugar, and other ingredients that have been maligned by the biggest marketing scam ever perpetuated on society, it starts making sense why we’re all getting fatter and more unhealthy even when we have a billion dollar diet industry. The answer is simple: eat real food. The best natural weight loss techniques include a diet of whole, natural unaltered food, void of additives, and addictive chemicals.

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  1. It is very dangerous to consume things that you don’t know what’s their ingredients. I always support that food labels should be analytical to the smallest detail and list all the ingredients. People have the right to know what they consume.

  2. Debbie McNeely says

    Hi John,

    Yes, I agree completely. Unless that occurs, it can be impossible to make the right decisions. I’m definitely a label reader. The easy answer is to just eat whole foods, preferably organic. That isn’t always possible, so labels are a safety for us. On that note, you do have to watch for anything that says “natural flavors” or “spices”. You just never know what that stuff is.


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