Wednesday, July 20, 2011

15 Fat Loss Foods

First let me say, some good for you foods in large quantities are not so good for you. Like; nuts, avocados, olives, cheese and coconut they have "healthy" fat and you know what fat does...Someone said to me once "Eat fat, Gain Fat"! Ouch.. that stuck!!

Egg Whites: High in protein and low in sugar. A whole large egg has about 70 calories and 6-7 grams of protein. An egg white has 17 calories and 3 grams of protein. Give me a 4 egg white omelet any day for 68 calories!

Bison or Grass fed Beef: Containing less saturated fat than its conventionally raised counterparts, lean cuts of grass fed beef and bison have a nutrition profile similar to that of fish.

Chicken breasts: Lean protein with very little fat.

Lean turkey (ground or breasts): similar to that of chicken, get lean turkey in a 93 or 99 percent variety.

White Fish (halibut, cod, tuna, etc..) Some of the leanest protein sources around, fish provide a good volume of food for relatively few calories.

Shrimp ( along with other shellfish) Contain high amounts of the amino acid taurine, supplementation of which has been implicated in research to potentially facilitate weight loss in obese people.

Pea or rice protein powder: Because of their hypoallergenic properties, these protein powder varieties are preferred for fat loss over dairy based whey and casein, yet contain the same low sugar content.

Spinach and all other leafy greens: Some of the most obvious fat burning foods, packed with  fiber and water with very little carbohydrate. contain B vitamins, important for energy metabolism.

Asparagus: A natural diuretic, this fat loss staple offers quality with little sugar.

Broccoli: Helps detoxify estrogen in the liver, creating a more favorable estrogen to progesterone ratio, conductive to fat loss.

Oat bran: Mostly gluten free oat bran contains higher fiber and higher protein that its oatmeal counterpart.

Sweet potato: Hypoallergenic and have a lower glycemic index than white potatoes.

Berries: Choosing lower glycemic index fruits like berries are important foe obtaining vitamins, minerals, and fiber without the fast acting carbohydrates.

Grapefruit: This fat loss fruit contains over 90% of water by volume, less than 100 calories, with low glycemic index score.

Apple: Full of satiating fiber, apples are a great fat loss food when paired with protein from nuts or nut butters. Remember to always add a protein source when eating fruit.

Unsweetened cocoa powder: This extra lo calorie treat is all fiber with zero impact carbohydrate. It contains important alkaline minerals like magnesium, and is involved in the dopamine production process, boosting motivation and mood.

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every
time we fall"~ confucious

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