All “foods” are not created equal. I use “foods” in quotes, because sometimes what is labeled as such is, quite frankly, not “food” (this being the processed variety). By eating whole foods you are giving your body the nutrients it needs, in a form that it can actually absorb and burn. When it comes to whole foods, all have their amazing qualities, but certain foods reign when it comes to burning fat.
Eat whole foods like cottage cheese, Greek-style yogurt (unflavored, add your own fruit and a bit of stevia), colorful fruits, leafy greens and whole grains. These are real foods that are loaded with disease-preventing nutrients and banish abdominal fat. Don’t be afraid to use olive oil when you cook or make a salad dressing. Low fat is not always the best policy, some fats are very good for you and olive oil (especially first cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil) has super fat burning benefits.
If you don’t have time to cook, make a smoothie! In a blender whip up some berries with a high quality whey protein powder, almond milk, a tsp of flaxseed oil and a bit of stevia to sweeten. Add in a dash of cinnamon to help keep those sugar cravings at bay.
Need something salty. Don’t reach for those chips! Instead make Kale Chips. Mix together a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (I highly recommend Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar), 2 – 3 Tbs olive oil and a teaspoon or two of sea salt. Toss this with a couple bunches of Kale (stems removed). Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, until the leafs are crispy. So good for you and so yummy! Happy slimming!