4 Foods That Speed Up Aging (Are You Eating These?)

March 23, 2015 | By | 23 Comments

If you’re eating these 4 foods you’re causing your skin (and body as as a whole) to age much faster than normal. Avoid them at all costs…

Watching your diet is a great way to maintain a healthy weight. But did you know that what you eat also has a big impact on how fast you age?

And if you’re eating the wrong foods, you could unknowingly be speeding up the hands of time?

With this in mind, let’s examine four foods to banish from your menu immediately if you want to preserve your youth as much as possible.

Refined Sugar

This is the most important elimination you can make as far as aging is concerned. You want to stay away from any sort of refined sugar or carbohydrate. Here’s why…

Foods rich in refined sugars such as baked goods, candy, white bread, etc. will cause blood sugar spikes followed by a strong dose of insulin flooding your system.

The end result?

You will be putting your body under more stress than it needs to be, leading to increased aging.

Eat natural sugars only (i.e. fresh fruit) and even those should be kept to moderate amounts.

Now, if you’re on a good weight loss plan, you’re already doing this to some degree. And if you’re not, taking this critical step will not only keep you younger, but help shed those extra pounds as well.

Soda (even Diet)

Next on the list of foods to steer clear of is soda. You see, not only does soda contain tons of sugar (which you just found out needs to go) it also contains a number of other unnatural ingredients.

Case in point, just pick up a bottle or can next time you’re in the grocery store and see how many of them you can pronounce. I’m willing to bet there are more than a handful you’ll struggle with. That’s never a good sign!

On the other hand, don’t make the mistake of thinking that diet soda is a better alternative. While it may not have sugar, it still has artificial sweeteners, which can be just as bad (or worse).

Deep Fried Foods

Deep fried foods are next up on the hit list. These are loaded with molecules known as AGEs (i.e. advanced glycation end products).

AGEs are found in meat and dairy cooked at high temperatures. Researchers who study these molecules have found that they cause inflammation, and in general, speed up the aging of. People who eat diets high in AGEs are more likely to develop memory and cognitive problems.

Stick to cooking methods that involve water. Steaming, stewing, poaching, or braising are all acceptable and produce fewer AGE’s.


Most processed foods sold in stores contain trans fats. These promote inflammation which in turn speeds up aging and is also bad news for the collagen in your skin.

It is important to note that when reading labels, you must look at the ingredients list. Don’t be fooled by a label that lists zero grams of trans fats. Here’s why…

The FDA allows food manufacturers to write zero on the label as long as the amount is less than 0.5 per serving. So, all these sneaky companies have to do is decrease the serving size, and presto, a trans fat-free food is born.

Again, the best way to make sure that what you’re eating is devoid of these unnatural and harmful substances is to look at the ingredients list. If you see references to partially hydrogenated oils, you’ve spotted an aging disaster so steer clear!

In closing, limiting the four foods listed above will go a long way in keeping you young and your skin healthy. Not only that, but you’ll also benefit from reduced inflammation, weight loss, better sleep, and just about any other aspect of well-being.

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Comments (23)

  1. margaret balsley

    Am enlightened now

  2. Rena Stanchfield

    Lost 7 lbs first two weeks, nothing since. Started diet Jan. 1. Have not had any breads or sugar other than a little in coffee. Strictly meat, veggies, salads, eggs. Why such a standstill ? Moderate exercise such as riding bike , exercises for back, some walking. Have any answers?

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  4. Judy Warneke

    Yes,Rena, I’m having the same problem. I lost the first week but it’s just up a bit and down a bit ever since. I sure hope someone comes up with some successful answer to this. I like the plan so much and I’m not hungry or craving anything. But I sure would like to hear from someone who has had this problem and overcome it.

    • Hi Judy,

      The first two weeks of the program are the metabolic reset phase. It takes time for your metabolism to change in order for you to loose weight. Everyone loses weight at a different pace. As long as you are feeling better overall, sleeping better, and have more energy, the diet is working. You need to stick with it and you will look and feel better.

  5. I started this program on June 20. I have only lost about 7 pounds. It jumps back and forth between 7 lbs and 8 lbs. I am very careful not to get too many carbs. I eat meat, eggs nuts and seeds for protein. Lots of salads and veggies. Whats wrong. I am getting very discouraged.

    • Hi Sharon,

      To start, can you please tell me how much total weight you need to lose?

      Next, how are your energy levels throughout the day? And finally, do you do any kind of exercise?

      Next, I’d like you to carefully read this article and tell me if any parts of it apply to you:


      Finally, can you please describe what your typical day of eating looks like (type and amount of food eaten, portions, times of the day, snacks, drinks, and finally, how much times goes by before you get hungry again?)

      Please give me a detailed response and we’ll figure out what’s wrong and get you going.

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  8. Mike G

    This is a frustrating program once you do it for a month. Plus all it takes is for you to examine the latest news. March 23? Today is April 23 and if it was this good and they cared, they would have an article every week or comments everyday. Starting to believe this was a scam. Sort of reminds me of the Atkins diet. Lots of meats and veggies. We need and ask for more updated material. We care about ourselves at least.

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  10. Is there an age limit for this diet?

    • Hi Marjorie,

      This diet is for all ages.

      The Cruise Control Diet is a whole-foods approach to weight loss and overall health. It’s a simple, yet highly effective program with 4 general rules:

      1. Eat natural foods that help your body to burn fat.

      2. Avoid processed, packaged, and other foods that cause your body to store fat.

      3. Treat yourself to some “guilty pleasures” (e.g. chocolate, cookies, candy) from time to time so you don’t feel restricted.

      4. Most importantly, don’t count calories, calculate points, keep food journals, or attempt “artificial” portion controls. Instead, let your body’s natural hunger instinct guide how much (and when) you should eat.

      While the first 3 rules are common to any sensible weight reduction plan, the fourth one is what sets the Cruise Control Diet apart from other programs. It’s also the secret behind its success.

      If you’ve ever been on a diet, you know that losing the weight is the “easy” part. Keeping it off is the actual challenge. And the reason for that is simple: most plans burden you with too many rules and restrictions. Naturally, you can’t stick with them long-term (and eventually gain back every pound lost).

      However, when you’re relying on your body’s natural instinct for weight control – rather than forced willpower – dropping the pounds becomes practically effortless. This allows you to stay on the program for life, so once the weight comes off, it’s gone for good.

      • Cathy Brower

        Is organic rolled oats allowed I the meal plan?

        • Nadia Karanastasis

          Hi Cathy,

          Oatmeal is not recommended. If you are looking for a cereal alternative, try to create your own “cereal” with seeds and nuts of your choice and a sliced apple. Oatmeal will work against what you are trying to achieve, this is because Oatmeal is high in carbohydrates, which breaks down into sugar and that is to be avoided during the program (except for cheat meals).

  11. Alice Hill

    So just curious…how often do you indulge in your sweet treats/guilty pleasures like chocolate or cookies

    • Hi Alice,

      Cheat meals are one sitting or one occasion of eating and drinking. For example, if you have a pizza and you drink a soda with it and then have ice cream, that is all considered one cheat meal. If you have a good meal and finish that with an ice cream, that is also counted as one cheat meal. If you have a mid afternoon chocolate, that is also considered one cheat meal.

      What cheat meals are not is cheat days and cheat weekends. The idea is that if you eat well 21 meals a week you have something that is not good for your health but you enjoy it 1-2 times a week, in the grand picture, it will not have an significant impact on your progress but it will allow you to feel not so restricted.

  12. Christian Hock

    Should I feel weak the first few days? Maybe I am not eating enough?

    • Hi Christian,

      No you should not feel weak.

      It appears you might be making the number one mistake people make on the Cruise Control Diet. They treat it as a restrictive diet which it is not. The CCD is all about enjoying food and feeding your body nutritious meals that will give it energy and turn on the fat burning “switch.”

      When you limit how much you eat, you body gets the message that you are living in a time of ‘famine” so to say, that food is rare and who knows if there will be any tomorrow. So the central regulations (which is beyond mental control) makes you tired, sleepy, low energy and gives you just enough to go through your day. Everything that you have stored is locked. If you have been using portion control long enough, that really affects your metabolism as it trains it conserve vs. burn.

      It might sound counterintuitive but you must eat a lot to lose weight.

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    what about protein drinks or sparking ice zero sugar

    • Nadia Karanastasis

      Hi James,

      The protein shake is not a whole foods breakfast – it is manufactured, highly processed and even though you can’t find sugar in it, it probably has a sugar substitute of some kind. Almond milk might be OK but regular milk is not.
      It is best if you stick to a real whole foods breakfast so you can get results faster. After that, when you are the desired weight you could reintroduce that specific breakfast and see if it affects you.

      You can have sparkling waters with natural flavors and no added sugars or sweeteners.

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