The Diet Nutritional Plan & MSG

Ok, I got a ton of emails asking me about the following:

  • How does my diet help you avoid future weight gain?
  • What is MSG?
  • What does MSG do to your body?
  • What foods contain MSG?
  • What should do I do if I accidentally eat MSG?

Avoid Putting the Weight Back On

I accidentally created a diet that not only drops weight, but also keeps it off. Here is a giant article on The Diet Nutritional Plan I created and lost 64 pounds with. As I described in a past article, I based my diet off of about 20 Nutritionist Textbooks. It is a very simple diet, just avoid food high in fat, cholesterol and salt. Well in doing so, I cut out a food additive accidentally called MSG. By doing this, I now can’t eat anything unhealthy. Hence, permanent weight loss.

What is MSG?

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), is a salt that is not used to preserve food, but instead to flavor it inexpensively. It fools your taste buds into thinking that the food you are eating is healthy and rich in protein, when it probably isn’t.

Protein rich foods are expensive, so how do fast food companies give you the protein your body desires for a buck? They load it up with MSG, that fools your body! Another benefit for fast food companies, is that MSG acts as an anti-appetite suppressant that drops your blood sugar levels so you feel hungry when you aren’t.

To put it simply, MSG allows food companies to sell you extremely cheap food stuff that stimulates your hunger by adding a cheap additive.

What Does MSG do to Me?

MSG has been shown to cause these problems in numerous lab tests:

  • High blood pressure
  • Migraines
  • Gall bladder attacks
  • Inability to process certain fats in the body
  • Lower blood sugar levels
  • Hypothyroidism
  • On set of Diabetes
  • And numerous other things…

How Long Did it Take you to Become Allergic to MSG? (What Happens?)

Remember this was an accident, but I’m happy it did. I noticed that certain foods gave me stomach cramps about 2 1/2 months into the diet. The first thing that made me sick was salad from a salad bar. I didn’t know what was happening or why, but I received stomach cramps that lasted about 3 hours. They weren’t terrible, but not fun either.

What foods contain MSG?

MSG is found in a countless number of products. I’ll go over the most common ones here.

  • Food from McDonalds, KFC, Burger King, Chic-fil-a, Taco Bell, Applebee’s, etc. (Pretty much every fast food place.) Try to eat from neighborhood restaurants. Hollihan’s & Johnny Carino’s so far has passed the test.
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Sausages
  • Gravy
  • Snack Chips
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Deli Meat
  • Soy Sauce
  • Boullion Cubes
  • Powdered Soup Mixes
  • Vegetable Dips
  • Nutrasweet
  • Hot Dogs
  • Croutons
  • Mushroom Soup
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Cup-0-Noodles
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Gelatin
  • Anything with MSG, Glutamate, or Glutamic Acid on the label

You can see here that if I’m forced to avoid every item on this list it will be pretty easy to keep the weight off. Really what are you giving up? Chips, Powdered Food Stuff and Fast Food. Don’t worry, you’ll be happy you did.

What should do I do if I accidentally eat MSG?

Accidentally I decreased the stomach cramps by taking two Ibuprofens. MSG is known as a glutamate and it just so happens that Ibuprofen is a glutamate blocker. The best results I received came from drinking a can of Red Bull, because I later read Red Bull contains a large amount of Taurine and Vitamin B6, which fight the negative effects of MSG.

Here are some other things that have been found to help others:

  • Magnesium
  • Taurine, which is in Red Bull, but also in pill form
  • Benadryl

You don’t need any of these things if you just avoid MSG all together.

That’s All Folks

I hope that answers all of your questions, but if you have anymore just write them in the comments section below.

Till next time…

Think Tank

2 Responses to “The Diet Nutritional Plan & MSG”

  1. Travis says:

    Interesting article on MSG. There seems to be a science involved with MSG to get you to eat more and keep eating junk. I like how you mention Red Bull because all though its viewed as liquid sugar and I suppose it is, there is alot of vitamin B6 and B12 in Red Bull as well as Taurine as you mentioned.

    • Derek Banas says:

      It is terrible that I had to deal with all of the terrible things MSG did to me. I feel sorry for those people that will no doubt be misdiagnosed though out their entire lives. Yes Taurine from Red Bull and strong alcohol are the only antidotes I have found for MSG poisoning. Rare Salmon if eaten with the MSG is also supposed to help, but I haven’t tried that

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