This is an important post packed with life saving diet tips for you. We all hear about how being overweight or obese is unhealthy. Did you know it’s more than unhealthy? Obesity can kill you! Excess pounds increase your risk of arthritis, certain types of cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and depression. It’s much harder for us ladies to lose weight than it is for men. Don’t despair. This diet does work if you stick to it. This means no cheat nights, no ordering off the menu of things you know you shouldn’t be eating. Are you ready for better sleep, more energy, and a healthier body? Let’s learn how this works with these life saving diet tips.
1. Why Burn Fat?
Burning fat reduces your risk of major diseases like cancer as mentioned, but it also reduces inflammatory diseases and normalizes blood sugar. Life is about to get easier, but it’s going to take work.
2. You Must Eat Fat to Burn Fat
Sounds crazy, right? It’s true. In order to burn fat, you must eat fat. This doesn’t mean bacon, which is full of unhealthy fats and nitrate. Healthy fats from plants - mainly monounsaturated are where you get your healthy fats from. A good percentage to follow is 15% green vegetables, 15% healthy proteins and at least 70% healthy fats. Eat fat to burn fat - that’s your motto. It’s time to get out of our minds that all fat is the same. Unsaturated fat isn’t bad like saturated fat.
3. Lots of Green Veggies
Fifteen percent of your diet needs to be green vegetables. Why not explore and try something new next time you’re shopping?
4. The Three Evils for Cancer Patients
Sugars, starches, and foods high in carbohydrates, like bread, feed cancer cells. If you or someone you know is battling cancer or is in remission, avoid high sugary fruits, breads, desserts, orange juice, and potatoes. These are things for anyone wanting to lose weight to avoid, but for cancer fighters, step #4 could help save their life.
5. Nasty Sugars Only Add on the Pounds and Hurt Your Heart
Quick! What is the most damaging thing for your heart? Saturated fat? Well, that is bad for sure, but in fact, it’s nasty sugar. See there is good sugar and bad sugar. Good sugar comes from things like zucchini, apples, and even raw, organic honey. Bad sugar comes from things like pastries, juice, and flavored yogurt.
6. Yes, You Can Have a Few Pieces of Bread
Unless you’re a cancer fighter, you don’t have to totally avoid bread. However, choose Ezekiel bread over other bread such as rye, wheat, multigrain, and especially white. Multigrain bread is alright to use occasionally. What about wraps? Well, 100% whole wheat wraps are fine, but again only occasionally. You need to check spinach wraps. Some companies use false advertising and their spinach wraps contain no spinach, but just food coloring to make them green.
7. Use Healthy Oils in Your Cooking
Not all oils are equal. Extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and avocado oil are three great oils to use. Avoid soybean oil and canola oil.
8. Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Cook scrambled eggs on low heat using either avocado oil or grass-fed butter. Add all sorts of vegetables such as green peppers or top it with salsa to make huevos rancheros. Eat it with an avocado.
Another option is to put eggs and avocados together. Preheat your oven to 450 F. Take a large avocado and cut it in half. Scoop out some of the flesh just to make enough room for an egg and eat the delicious avocado flesh. Throw the pit out. Crack an egg into the hole of each avocado. Sprinkle with some fresh lime juice, sea salt, pepper, and chopped cilantro. Bake for 10 minutes and take out with the yolk still runny.
9. Fat Burning Lunch or Dinner Idea #1
If you’ve tried Pad Thai you know how lip-smacking good it is. Yet the noodles are quite naughty for you and add to your belly fat. Why not make it with zoodles? Zoodles are zucchini noodles. Spiral out some zucchini noodles and cook them for about 7 to 10 minutes using sea salt. Take out the zoodles and put them in a big skillet or wok. Using healthy oil, like extra virgin olive oil, put some in and move the skillet around to coat it. Add in the zoodles, a dash of cayenne pepper, two cloves of chopped garlic, 2 tbsps of lime juice from a fresh lime, one chopped bell pepper, two eggs lightly whisked, 2 green onions chopped, 1/2 a cup of roasted peanuts and the only naughty thing - a few dashes of soy sauce. Skip the brown sugar and oyster or fish sauce. You don’t need it and brown sugar has no nutritional value.
10. Fat Burning Lunch or Dinner Idea #2
Whether you make zoodles or just chop zucchini, steam it until tender. Preheat your oven to 375 F. Make turkey meatballs with organic ground turkey, one egg, a sprinkle of garlic powder (organic and from the USA), Italian bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and Italian dressing. Mix with your hands until you can firmly roll them into balls. Put aluminum foil on a baking sheet and put the turkey meatballs on top. Cook for forty-five minutes and then check if done.
11. Fat Burning Lunch or Dinner Idea #3
Instead of a taco shell or tortilla use large romaine lettuce leaves. Fill them with black beans, shredded organic turkey or chicken, avocado, onions, and lettuce. Top with salsa. Serve with barley or brown rice.
12. What else Can You Eat?
Couscous, brown rice, barley, dark chocolate, salmon, trout, sardines, herring, nuts, and full fat plain Greek yogurt.
13. What Cuisine Should I Follow?
You don’t need to follow one cuisine, but a Mediterranean diet is full of healthy foods. However, it’s suggested to avoid or only occasionally eat red meat. Be sure your red meat comes only from a local, small family farm. Red meat from a factory farm is usually raised in terrible conditions, is completely unhealthy, and factory farms are the biggest culprits of environmental disaster.
14. Avocados, Avocados, Avocados
They contain more potassium than bananas and are full of monounsaturated fat, which is very healthy. Avocados are also full of twenty different minerals and vitamins. One a day keeps the fat away.
Now, you’re on your way to better sleep, more energy, a happier life, and a healthier body. Don’t wait. Start today! Chuck the potato chips, cookies, white bread, and any other junk in the garbage. You're worth it.