Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Foods to Burn Fat

I just recently read a great article by one of my colleagues Chad Waterbury, a body transformation expert in California, on what foods to use to kick your body into fat burning mode without feeling too deprived. These simple changes can be profound. Thought you'd enjoy it.

It’s been said a myriad of times by fitness experts and regular folks. I’m sure you’re tired of hearing it as most people are that you dislike dieting.

If you're a “foodie” by nature your distaste for dieting may be even stronger. You may love food, and you won’t deprive yourself in any way. I hear you loud and clear as I enjoy great food as much as the next person but it comes to burning fat and getting lean simply add foods into you diet while dropping others out. For instance, instead of having a sweet potato with a piece of lean beef, eat broccoli with the beef instead. That way, you're not eating less food (in terms of bulk) but are getting fewer calories and more nutrients.

And that, my friends, is the KEY to fat loss: feed your body fewer calories but more nutrients. You see, nutrients are all those magical little chemicals that are found in vegetables, fruits, and lean protein. Nutrients feed your metabolism while promoting health. The amount of nutrients in a half cup of fresh blueberries far exceeds what’s contained in a baked potato, and it has only a fraction of the calories.

When people go on a diet they end up starving their metabolism which, in turn, causes their body to hold on to every spare ounce of fat. This is a hard-wired protective mechanism that keeps us alive when food is scarce particularly years ago when that was the case. Now that food is widely available, this metabolic shift is nothing more than a hindrance that keeps you from seeing your abs. Simply substituting a white carb (bread, pasta, potato) with a half cup of berries will help promote fat loss.

High fiber foods are even better. Fiber really is God’s fat burner since foods that have plenty of it satisfy your cravings and stabilize your blood sugar. In essence, you’ll eat less and feel satisfied for longer periods just by adding the following foods into your diet. Replace any white carbs with the following and you will lose fat:

Black beans (15 grams per cup)
Quinoa (10 grams per cup)
Raspberries (8 grams per cup)

For example, have quinoa for breakfast instead of toast (for those who have learned my "Unstoppable Fat Loss Nutrition System would want to leave the quinoa aside only on Low Carb days however on Low GI and Higher GI days its fine. If you're not sure what I'm talking about and would like to learn my nutrition system for losing weight week after week WITHOUT hitting plateaus let me know). At lunch, eat black beans instead of a white potato. For dinner, eat a cup of fresh raspberries for dessert and skip the pasta. These simple steps boost fiber, reduce total calories, and feed your metabolism the nutrients it needs to stay running strong.

Another trick is to add spices to your food (these are one of my favourite things to add to my meals). This boosts the flavor of your meal and since spices are the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet you’ll invariably boost your health along the way. Cinnamon and cumin, for example, are two of the best spices since they can help promote weight loss.

Breakfast is an especially important time to flood your body with nutrients so your metabolism will kick start after going for hours without food. Here’s one of Chad's favourite shakes to get lean.

Mix in a blender in 16 ounces of water:

1.5 scoops of protein powder (Prograde Protein)
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cup frozen mixed berries
2 teaspoons cacao nibs
1 tablespoon goji berries
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

This shake is low in calories but it contains more nutrients than most people get in a day. And don’t worry about the spinach, you won’t even know it’s in there.

Your unstoppable fat loss formula,


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