31 Ways to Eat and Slim #29

Friday, January 29, 2010

29) R.I.P. MSG!

Basically this tip is to say bye-bye to processed foods. Self says there may be a link between the flavor enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG) and weight gain. The additive may interfere with your body's ability to regulate appetite. Chinese restaurants aren't the only place you encounter MSG; it is still a common ingredient in canned soups, instant noodles, chips, salad dressings, and smoked almonds. (Here are the disguises of MSG...monosodium glutamate, hydrolysed soy protein and autolysed yeast)

My skinny - MSG also causes bloating. I can't eat the stuff. I feel WAY sick afterward. But the tip is to check the labels. A lot of foods will put a little marker on the front stating NO MSG just make sure to flip around to the nutrition facts to make sure none of the other aliases are listed. Processors like to be tricky. Also, make your own soup, etc. It'll taste better and have WAY less sodium (another bloating cause).


  1. Two years ago my sister-in-law had cancer and I did a lot of reading about cancer and nutrition. I find it interesting that almost all your tips are the same as the tips for beating cancer. Watch processed foods, sugar, lots of green vegetables with high antioxidents (Broccoli) (flax), fish oil,salmon! Eggs! Berries!

  2. At lunch last week Ray (who has just been diagnosed with brain cancer) wanted us all at the table to swear to never eat hydrogenated corn oil ever again. He also stress to eat wild caught fish rather than farm raised. My new thing is green tea...that's pretty much all I ever seen Ray drink before he found out. Apparently his mother had cancer and was put on a special diet and for support he went on the diet too and made it his way of life which happens to be one of the biggest reasons that he is so healthy and the doctors are confident in treatment.


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