The Hidden Source of Belly Fat.

The hidden source is fast food.  Yes, but sometimes it is unavoidable. Please be aware that some of these foods have MSG, which causes a problem with your blood sugars to the point where the next day you may have a craving for more fast food.

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The fast foods listed below are not on the healthiest foods because the quality is not there, but they are low carb, which in itself is a better than high carb. You can eat these foods on a Ketogenic diet.

This list applies to these common US restaurants or any restaurant. 

FIVE GUYS (Burgers)

  • Lettuce wraps
  • Burger (no bun)
  • Pickles
  • Mustard
  • Peanuts

Taco Bell

  • Naked Taco (egg white wrap) 

Chick Fil-A

  • Grilled Chicken (take off the breading for lower carb)
  • Cobb Salad 


  • Meat
  • Cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Peppers
  • Onions
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Lettuce 


  • Burger (no bun)
  • Sausage / Egg / Cheese / Bacon
  • Salad 

For All Restaurants, Remember:

No bun.

No ketchup.

No mayo.

No soda.

No sweet drinks.

No fries.

No soups.

No rice.

No beans.

No corn.

No creamy dressing, take vinaigrette instead.

This blogger’s personal preference is to keep a small bottle of olive oil with me in case I need to eat out because I do not trust the ingredients in the bottled salad dressings.

MSG in the food spikes your blood sugar to the point where the next day you will crave more fast food.

MSG is also classified as modified food starch.  It is one of the most common flavour enhancers. It intensifies the taste buds of your mouth. It makes the food taste better than it really is.

It is very addictive. It tricks your taste buds into eating lower quality food so the food manufacturing companies can actually makemore profits.

MSG can appear on the label as MSG or any of the following:

  • Autolyzed Plant Protein,
  • Autolyzed Yeast Extract,
  • Fermented or enzyme-modified is often MSG, or creates free glutamic acid during processing,
  • Glutamic Acid,
  • Hydrolyzed Animal Protein,
  • Hydrolyzed Oat Flour,
  • Hydrolyzed Plant Protein,
  • Hydrolyzed Protein,
  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein,
  • Modified Food Starch,
  • Natural Flavours, (Variations are Natural Flavour, Natural Flavourings, Natural Beef Flavour, Natural Chicken Flavour, Malt Flavouring, Chicken Flavouring, Seasoning, Spices, Enzymes and “Flavouring.”)
  • Natural Smoke Flavour
  • Protein-Fortified,
  • Soy Protein Concentrate,
  • Soy Protein Isolate,
  • Textured Protein.
  • Ultra-Pasteurized,
  • Whey Protein Concentrate,
  • Whey Protein Isolate,
  • Whey Protein,
  • Yeast Extract.

 Source: Other Names for MSG or Monosodium Glutamate

Some of the common grocery food items with MSG are the following: Bottled salad dressings, packaged cheese and macaroni, Campbell’s soup, Nutri-grain, Cheese-it, Goldfish, Accent (which is pure MSG/ modified food starch), Pringles chips, Cheese Balls, UTZ Chips, Lays, Ruffles, Friday’s potato skins, flavoured cottage cheese, Yoplait Yogurt, etc.

Before you buy any packaged food and read the label and look for MSG or it’s other names.

What is insulin?It is the main hormone that makes people fat.  In fact in the presence of insulin you’re not going to be able to burn any fat. Fat burning hormones are completely blocked by insulin.

One of the major side effects of MSG is that it increases insulin by 300%.

Insulin is triggered by sugar, refined carbs and MSG. In a study involving MSG it was found that insulin was raised by 300%. MSG raises triglycerides, and triggers fatty liver and other health problems. (The study is shown in the video.)

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MSG is in just about everything on the fast food menus, including their salads.  Even fast food places that claim to have quality food have MSG and lots of other chemicals and flavour enhancers in chicken wraps, burgers and buns and salads, etc.

From the study mentioned in Dr. Berg’s video:

“ The weight and body mass index of MSG mice increased significantly despite the unchanged intake of food.  Triglyceride and total cholesterol levels in blood, visceral adipose tissue, and interscapular (between the shoulder blades) adipose tissue rose significantly.”

This Post has been condensed from two videos:

  1. The Hidden Source of Belly Fat: MSG by Dr. Berg
  2. What Fast Food Can You Eat on Keto? By Dr. Berg

To learn more about Dr. Berg’s “Healthy Keto” eating plan, please read, “What is the Ketogenic diet?”

Dr. Eric Berg is a chiropractor, who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.

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