How To Turn Away From Deceptive Food Marketing Tactics To A Healthier Lifestyle
There are people working against you…
Working to destroy you every single day.
Food marketers are more interested in seeing you becoming addicted to their sugary, processed foods than they are about your health.
Sure, you may read food labels. You should be able to trust in their packaging and labeling, but their packaging is purposely deceiving.
Deceiving Food Labels
Do you trust those deceiving food labels when they say they are…?
- All natural
- Humanely raised
- No antibiotics or hormones used
- No added sugar
If you are using these labels as a way to decide and purchase foods, food marketers are duping you in one of the greatest marketing tactics in existence. They aren’t regulated, and they most definitely cannot be trusted.
Listen here… The people creating these deceiving food labels are not even educated or informed when it comes to what the body needs to be healthy or find healing. They are simply… Marketers. Informing you of what you think you need to eat.
In addition to the food labels, marketers are also tasked to create an experience that is bigger than the product itself. That crunch you crave that has you scarfing down an entire bag of chips or gobbling a pack of cookies.
Yeah, you know what I mean. I’ve been there too.
Those experiences – the crunching, the softness – were all created for you.
The packaged and processed foods you’re craving – even those fast foods you drive through to pick up for “convenience” – are concocted to have the right combination of crave-worthy flavors.
And these flavors or experiences are addicting. It’s hard to stop eating these foods when you start. There’s even a Pringle commercial that blatantly tells you how dangerous their product is.
How do they know? They purposefully created their chips to give you the rush you need to continue eating them… Until the can is empty!
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Turning Away From Deceptive Food Marketing Tactics to A Healthier Lifestyle
It would be wrong of me to tell you not to enjoy the sweeter things in life. But as we jump onto these fad diets (keto, vegan, etc.), we replace carbohydrate-filled, processed junk foods with keto junk foods. And it isn’t doing you any favors! You may lose some weight, but your health will still not be optimized in the end.
Because of these deceptive food marketing tactics, we’ve walked away from the simple principles and stewardship of our physical bodies. In this blog, I want to empower you to find balance so you don’t feel deprived.
Don’t Buy Packaged Foods
When people turn to a healthier lifestyle, I often see them mistakenly continue to use boxed and packaged foods – including healthier cookies, cakes, pastries, pastas, etc.
… Instead of turning to whole foods.
If you’re afraid of demonized carbohydrates or even nutrient-dense fruit (because there’s “too much sugar” in them) yet you’re filling your belly with processed and packaged low carb cookies loaded with alternative sweeteners, then you aren’t doing yourself any favors.
Unfortunately, these fad diets are pushing these packaged products on you. And they are the very things that are keeping you sick.
Do you really believe that a packaged keto cookie is healthier for you than a piece of fruit so that you can remain in ketosis?
How does that even make sense?
Yet, we fall for these things every single day.
Find Flavorful Food Elsewhere
These addictive foods are so packed with flavor that we become accustomed to it. As a result, it’s hard to “get off” those foods. You may find whole foods flavorless and boring. If you find yourself grabbing for a packaged snack in the pantry, you likely need a taste bud adjustment. The good thing is your taste buds evolve with time so you can enjoy the flavors God placed on this earth for you to enjoy.
Steward Your Health
The most important part of turning away from deceptive food marketing tactics is to start stewarding your health towards a healthier lifestyle.
How can you live the life you desire when you don’t have the energy to do so?
Or because you’re stuck in the bathroom after your meals, blaming your irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? If IBS is your problem, it’s not a death sentence – unless you allow it to be.
I talk to people every day who are missing out on life. Their kids and spouses enjoy life without them because they’re stuck in their homes. I know how they feel. I was once afraid to venture too far from home in my life as well. But this doesn’t have to be your story.
You don’t have to feel guilty for missing another appointment with your family.
You don’t have to feel bad about canceling plans with friends because you end up getting sick.
The truth is, you’ve been deceived into thinking this has to be your norm.
Maybe even your doctors have told you that medications and surgery are your only answer. I’m here to tell you, it is not true. It is simply the knowledge they have around the subject matter that brings them to say such a thing. They are trained in medication and surgery. And that’s typically where their knowledge stops. Not to say we don’t need medication and surgery in some instances, but if you haven’t worked to address the underlying cause of your disease process, then starting with medication and surgery is a bad idea.
Health and stewardship of the body will take you a long way. And these are the things we’ve gotten away from as big companies continue to make convenient (and addictive) foods.
Access Your Health
We can talk a lot about what causes disease, but one of the simplest tools you can educate yourself on is how to use diet and nutrition in the form of whole foods. God gave us everything we need to maintain health, and he placed it right here on this Earth. All you have to do is access it.
Now that you have the knowledge, what will you do with it? Let me know in the comments.
If you’re ready to start accessing your health, start by learning how to balance your plate to meet the needs of your unique metabolism. Download this free guide to help you understand what your ideal plate should look like.