Read Labels, Eat, Repeat
At Bebaboom, we do not believe in weighing portions, counting calories or limiting the foods you love. Instead, we promote the basics -- serving smaller portioned meals, lowering the intake of sugary foods and carbs. In order to do that, we encourage you to read all food labels & get educated about e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g you put in your mouth.
Luckily we are in the middle of a health boom with tons of literature on the subject all over the internet and it is our decision to make the right food choices.
Once upon a time however, in the early 1920s, Americans became dependent on low-cost fast food meals to feed their families. The quick, inexpensive and delicious ready-to-eat
hamburger with fries and a coke or a shake became more and more popular as the years went by especially with the need for both parents to earn a living outside the home. But it didn't stop in the Western world. The fast food boom spread to other countries exuberantly and chains of these quick meals started popping up globally.
In the 1990s the three largest fast food chains introduced the “biggie size” or “supersized” meals and began to cash in on even more money from this advertising phenomenon. With
the spike in unhealthily large-sized meals, our population’s obesity rate began to soar to epidemic proportions and it seemed to be no turning back.
It wasn’t until 2004 when the documentary film “Super-Size Me” came out that it caught the attention of the masses. Morgan Spurlock directed and starred in the film. The documentary was filmed in 2003 and featured Spurlock eating only McDonald’s food three times a day for a 30-day period. At the end of the 30-days, Spurlock became overweight, moody and had acquired other health issues as a result of gaining 24 pounds! Thanks to the “Super Size Me” documentary that brought global awareness and opened our eyes on not only portion control, but the types of food we eat, we are now more alert and aware of the meals we consume.
Besides eating smaller, more nutritious meals and staying away from fast food restaurants, Bebaboom promotes foods that are closest to their natural state. In other words, stay
away from packaged, processed foods that list ingredients that are difficult to pronounce or sound scientific. Replace unhealthy or calorie-packed snacks such as crackers and potato chips with fresh carrots, celery and cauliflower dipped in your favorite sauce or by itself. Replace the bread in your tuna or chicken salad sandwiches with fresh, crispy romaine lettuce. Or, if you choose to eat bread, select one that is healthy (pictured). Be creative and mix and match fresh vegetables with your meats to create new meal combinations. Once you become mindful and conscience healthy consumers, the options are endless! If it is not nutritious and good for you don't consume.
You will be surprised at how fast you can lose weight just by cutting down on junk food, sugars and carbs.
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