1. Eating more protein, such as extra lean bison meat, chicken, turkey, tuna, salmon, cod, sole, halibut, egg whites, concentrate & isolate whey powder, will put you in a fat-burning mode.
2. Eating more fiber, such as psyllium powder, peas, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, carrots, romaine lettuce, apples, oatmeal, will help keep you in a fat burning mode. You need adequate amounts of both Protein & Fibre to build muscle at the expense of burning fat. Protein provides the amino acids to operate your metabolism, and fiber stimulates fat burning and helps counteract the damaging effects of high-glucose-producing carbohydrates as grains.
3. Avoid major starchy carbohydrates including bread, pasta & potatoes. Try to eat complex carbohydrates which take longer to digest such as oatmeal, whole grains, yams, & sweet potatoes.
4. Avoid foods that contain large amounts of refined sugar. Helpful Hint-If you see sugar listed as one of the top 3 ingredients in a product, consider it a high-sugar food. Look for ALL FORMS OF SUGAR, such as corn syrup, fruit sugars, high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, sucrose & fructose. Be aware that sugar will turn up where you least expect it in salad dressings, sauces, canned soups, frozen entrees, condiments & marinades. So what’s an alternative? Stevia a natural plant extract is 5 times sweeter then table sugar and contains 1/3 the calories.
5. Get out of the breakfast, lunch, and dinner rut. Eat! Eat six smaller proportioned meals, 6 times per day, every 3 hours. Your metabolism works best when it is being fed a steady stream of high-quality fuel. Skipping meals and cutting calories will hinder your fat-burning because the less often you eat; the more likely your body is to hoard fat.
6. Dietary fat comes in 3 varieties: saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, & monounsaturated fat. Saturated fats may raise blood cholesterol levels & increase the risk of having a heart attack. Fat sources include foods of animal origin like steak, and dairy products. Stick to the leanest cuts of meat & low-fat/non-fat dairy products. Polyunsaturated fats are vegetable oils & margarine. You want to limit the quantities of these. Consume safflower, sunflower and canola oil as they reduce blood cholesterol levels. Omega 3 has positive health effects as it lowers blood triglyceride levels, reduces risk of blood clots, reduces inflammation, and prevents certain types of cancer. Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat that is healthy. Trans-fatty acids are what you want to stay away from-deep fried, cookies, breads, chips & junk food.
By Dean Brandt, Mr RIPPED365
Celebrity Trainer, Owner of BodyByBrandt
Inside Fitness Model Series -Promoter