I read the book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan a couple years ago. I thought about the main idea and how it relates to my journey of weight loss. I remember Pollan stating that the closer foods are to their natural state that the healthier the foods are for your body. The more processed an item is the more damage you do to your body. I think that in order to lose weight you have to start cutting out foods that are processed. Especially fast food because in many cases it is super processed.
The closer you get to eating foods in their natural states the better it is for you in the long run. You get more nutrients and energy from foods that have NOT been so overly processed. These overly processed items usually have the good stuff burned out of it. Imagine eating a veggie bar that has no nutrient value? If you think about sticking to eating foods that are closer to their natural state you can see yourself cutting out a lot of carbs, processed meats, and candy.
You must always treat your body like a temple but you can spoil it every now and again. We aren’t saints! We have to eat bad foods sometimes or we will find ourselves eating nothing but bad foods in the future.