Key Points about Grains!!

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Movement Stretches x 8

5,6,7,8,9 x DB Swings, Front Rack Wlunge r,l=1 (hold same db at chest w both arms), Pushup Leg Tuck

*Do 5 reps of each exercise, then 6, and so on until you get 9 of each.  You can go further if choose.

This is a great example of a delicious and Nutritious meal: Turnip Greens, Veggie Mix of squash, zucchini, onions, peppers, & Deer burgers. 

For a while now I have cut back on grains (breads, pastas, rices, cereals). I still eat them, I have just chosen to cut back on them.  Here at God-Built we have always taught our members to watch 2 things when it comes to all foods, including Grains: Quantity and Quality.  With Grains, it is not so easy to get actual true “whole grain”, unprocessed, non bleached, non enriched.  As we teach often, you have to find a way to make a “better” choice.  Here are some things to know and remember about Grains:

99% + of the time, you will not get true Unprocessed Grains at a RESTUARANT.  BUT you can make a “better” choice.  And you can EAT LESS of any grain you choose to order!

99%+ of the time, you will not get true Unprocessed Grains at a Grocery Store.  BUT you can make a “better” choice.  Choose ones with “whole grain” “non bleached” as the first 1-3 ingredients.  It can say “Whole grain Enriched”, which just means you might as well be eating lightning bread.

 If they have been “packaged” at some point, they were most likely treated, processed, bleached, stripped, heated, enriched, etc.   So check the LABELS on all grain products. 

Just because it says “Low Fat” really means NOTHING!  A jar of pure processed sugar is “Low Fat” as far as fat content, but it would be one of the most Fattening foods you could eat!

Any meals you eat using grains, make a CONSCIOUS Effort to cut your QUANTITY back by 1/3 to 1/2 of what you would normally eat. 

Add a good source of Protein and or Fat to any “carb” meal you may be eating.  Such as in the mornings if you like Toast, have 1 piece and add a teaspoon of peanut or almond butter to it.  This helps to get some healthy FAT in your diet, plus helps to slow down the overall possible blood sugar spike from eat carb only meals. 

*Remember Grains in and of themselves are not the enemy.  They are not bad for you.  BUT!!! most grains that we eat today are literally “altered” so much that they are no longer “in and of themselves”.  For most of us, we eat too much Quantity, and the Quality is Low.

I dont have a problem cutting way back on grains.  And I know some people who are more “grain” or “bread” lovers.  And that is fine.  Either way, you can have your “grains” and still be healthy and or IMprove your health.  You simply have to be Wise about the Quality and The Quantity!  Get on it dog’on it!


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