The Top 5 Foods that KILL Body Fat – food to burn fat
Food to Burn Fat – and 2 Foods to STOP Eating
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(This article was written by Mike Geary – Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Specialist, which I am affiliating with author of Truth about Six Pack Abs)
If you’re reading this report, then I know that you want to know what foods burn fat and you’re interested in either losing abdominal fat and getting a leaner body or eating healthier and having more energy or maybe both!
That’s what this report is all about… let’s dig right in…
I have 3 quick questions for you…
1. Did you know that so-called “whole grains”, which you thought were healthy, are not food to eat to lose belly fat they might actually be making you GAIN more body fat, and make you sluggish?
2. Did you know that other foods marketed as “healthy” such as soymilk, soy protein, and other processed soy products contain specific concentrated compounds that can cause something in your body referred to as “stubborn belly fat”? These are not foods that kill belly fat.
3. Are you aware that some foods that you might actually think are unhealthy, such as whole eggs can actually HELP your body to burn abdominal fat? And yes, that includes eating the yolks!
Let me explain… What Foods Burn Fat
In this report, I wanted to show you some shocking facts about some of the foods that you are already eating. Some of these foods are marketed to you as “health foods” but are actually silently making you gain extra stomach fat! I’m also going to surprise you by showing you a couple foods that you probably thought were unhealthy, but can actually help you to burn off stubborn abdominal fat faster.
They are great food to eat to lose belly fat. I want to show you some valuable ways to lose stubborn body fat, and stop being fooled by the deceptive marketing of the giant food conglomerates, who want you to buy more of their cheap processed foods that are making you fatter, while they claim these foods are “healthy” for you. My name is Mike Geary, and I’ve been working as a nutrition researcher, author of 3 different fitness and nutrition books/programs (including the world-famous Truth about Six-Pack Abs program), personal trainer, and Certified Nutrition Specialist for over a decade now. In that time, I’ve discovered some MAJOR issues about the way that you’re being deceived by big food companies, and how this is making you pack on more belly fat.
So let’s get right into a few examples of foods that are silently making you fat and surprising food to burn fat.
The first one I’d like to warn you about is “whole grains”. This includes whole grain bread, bagels, muffins, pasta, and more. You probably already know that refined grains like white bread are bad for you… but I bet you think that “whole grains” are good food to eat to lose belly fat and body fat in general. Well, this could be a big mistake holding you back from a lean body and flat stomach.
Remember that grains are extremely cheap to grow and process compared to other crops, and this means BIG money for giant food conglomerates. Of course, this means that they have to deceive you with clever marketing to make their product seem “healthy” for you, and make you want to buy a LOT of it, thinking you are doing your body good. Trust me…I’m NOT going to preach to you about a low-carb/no-carb diet here… moderate carbs CAN be healthy, if you choose the right options… and I will show you which foods kill fat and are healthy to eat.
The first problem with whole grains is that many whole grain breads and cereals still raise your blood sugar fairly substantially and quickly, which stimulates an insulin spike, and triggers you to have more cravings for carbohydrate-rich foods later. In the big picture, you inadvertently eat more calories! Another problem with whole grain products is that they are still fairly calorie-dense with a lower amount of nutrient density compared to some other options I can show you. In addition, a large percentage of the population has some degree of intolerance to gluten, which is found in high amounts in wheat and some other grains.
So whole grain products are definitely not food to burn fat. Some nutrition scientists estimate that as much as 70-75% of the population has at least some small degree of intolerance to the gluten in many grains. Also, keep in mind that the human digestive system adapted over the period of 200,000 years on a diet that did NOT contain very much grain at all. There may have been very low amounts of grain in the ancient human diet, but nowhere even CLOSE to the quantity in today’s modern diet. It wasn’t until agriculture became more prominent only a couple thousand years ago, that grains became a major part of the human diet. This means that our digestive systems are still not adapted to properly digesting the large quantities of grain in the modern diet. The result — you get fatter, as well as other health problems! Here is an article that digs a little deeper into the topic of food to eat to lose belly fat
Now I realize that you may not be willing to completely eliminate grains from your diet… but don’t worry, I’ll show you how to best balance this aspect of your diet to get you the best fat loss results while still enjoying your favorites.
Another so-called “health food” that you have been deceived about is soy…
Some of the biggest offenders in the soy industry are soymilk, tofu, and soy protein products. Remember that soy is a BIG multi-billion dollar industry and their goal is to use clever marketing to fool you into thinking that these highly processed soy products are actually healthy for you, so you buy more of them thinking you’re doing the body good, but it’s not food to burn fat. Don’t be fooled by their deceptive marketing! The first thing I should mention about soy is a little controversial — and that is the high concentrations of phytoestrogens that are found in processed unfermented soy products.
Now I know you may have heard contradicting stories about whether these phytoestrogens are actually harmful or not… but one thing that’s often overlooked is that in most cases, we’re not talking about eating just a few soybeans here… we’re talking about products such as soymilk and soy proteins where the processing has actually concentrated the phytoestrogens in much higher concentrations than you would ever get naturally. This is where these processed soy products can actually stimulate your body to hold onto belly fat. Question: What foods burn fat… Answer: Definitely not soy!
Want more belly fat… Just go ahead and drink more soymilk or eat more tofu! But even if you don’t buy that argument, consider this… One of the other main problems with soy is that it is one of the most genetically modified crops and also one of the crops containing the highest pesticide/herbicide residue.
Many pesticides and herbicides that get inside your body actually act as something called xenoestrogens which contribute to the condition known as “stubborn belly fat”. They make your body want to hold onto belly fat and make it particularly hard to burn off. So even if you don’t agree with the phytoestrogen argument against soy, you need to factor in the xenoestrogens from pesticides and herbicides that you might be exposed to as well, which can increase stomach fat. This is in addition to the effects you may get from the concentrated phytoestrogens in soy… it’s the combination (double whammy) of xenoestrogens and phytoestrogens in soy that could be a BIG problem for stubborn belly fat!
There are many other reasons why soy products are only holding you back from getting a lean healthy body, and we’ve actually written an entire article on many of the detrimental aspects of soy below… there are many other “anti-nutrients” and other issues with soy that you’ll learn in this article below… and if you choose not to read it just remember this: Soy products are not food to eat to lose belly fat because they do the exact opposite plus making you ill!
Ok, now that we’ve talked about some of the bad news about foods that you thought were “healthy” but are actually making you gain fat, let’s turn to the good news! That’s right… I’m going to talk about some foods that you probably have been fooled into thinking are “unhealthy”. But you may be surprised to learn that some of these delicious foods can actually help you to get leaner and lose abdominal fat. Let’s dig in…
5 Surprising Foods that KILL Belly Fat – Food to Burn Fat
1. Whole Eggs, including the yolk (not just egg whites) – Most people know that eggs are one of the highest quality sources of protein. However, most people don’t know that the egg yolks are the healthiest part of the egg… that’s where almost all of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants (such as lutein) are found in eggs. It’s such a shame that so many clueless fitness pros out there have such little nutritional knowledge that they keep preaching that you should only eat egg whites and not egg yolks. Well, they couldn’t be more wrong!!
Egg Yolks contain more than 90% of the calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamin, B6, folate, and B12, and panthothenic acid of the egg. In addition, the yolks contain ALL of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K in the egg, as well as ALL of the essential fatty acids (EFAs). Also, the protein of whole eggs is more bio-available than egg whites alone due to a more balanced amino acid profile that the yolks help to build.
In fact, egg whites are almost devoid of micronutrients compared to egg yolks. Essentially, all of this extra nutrition (micro-nutrients) as well as healthy fats that you obtain from the egg yolks helps to control your appetite, balance fat-burning hormones, and HELP you to burn body fat! So don’t believe all of these clueless “professionals” telling you to skip the yolks. Just make sure to choose free-range organic eggs instead of normal grocery store eggs. Similar to the grass-fed beef scenario and wild vs farm raised fish scenerio, the nutrient content of the eggs and the balance between healthy omega-3 fatty acids and inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids (in excess) is controlled by the diet of the hens.
Chickens that are allowed to roam free outside and eat a more natural diet will give you healthier, more nutrient-rich eggs with a healthier fat balance compared with your typical grocery store eggs (that came from chickens fed nothing but soy and corn and crowded inside “egg factories” all day long). I discuss the topic of whole eggs vs egg whites in more detail in this article below (which has over 30,000 facebook ‘likes’, so it’s a proven popular article)…
2. Grass-fed beef or bison (NOT your typical grocery store beef!) – I know most people think that red meat is unhealthy for you, but that’s because they don’t understand how the health of the animal affects how healthy the meat is for your consumption. Keep this in mind — “an unhealthy animal provides unhealthy meat, but a healthy animal provides healthy meat”. Typical beef or bison that you see at the grocery store is raised on grains… mostly corn, and sometimes soy too.
Soy and corn are NOT the natural diet of cattle or bison, and therefore changes the chemical balance of fats and other nutrients in the beef or bison. Cattle are meant in nature to solely eat grass and forage, so the practice of feeding cattle grains causes digestive system problems in the cattle (one of the main reasons for e-coli), and makes the cattle sick, which most times requires the use of antiobiotics in the cattle.
Problems with e-coli and other sickness is not typically a problem in cattle that eat solely grass and other forage. Grain-fed beef and bison is also typically WAY too high in omega-6 fatty acids and WAY too low in omega-3 fatty acids from the distorted nutrition ratios in their feed.
On the other hand, grass-fed beef from cattle and buffalo (or bison) that were raised on the type of natural foods that they were meant to eat in nature (grass and other forage), have much higher levels of healthy omega-3 fatty acids and lower levels of inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids (that most people already eat way too much of) compared to grain fed beef or bison.
Grass fed meats also typically contain up to 3 times the Vitamin E as in grain fed meats…yet another reason to choose grass-fed instead of typical beef. Not only that, but grass-fed meat from healthy cattle or bison also contain a special healthy fat called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in MUCH higher levels than grain-fed meat. In fact, when cattle are fed grains instead of grass, the healthy CLA fat almost entirely disappears from the meat. CLA has been proven in scientific studies in recent years to help in burning fat and building lean muscle (which can help you lose weight!).
These benefits are on top of the fact that grass-fed meats are some of the highest quality proteins that you can possibly eat… and this also aids in burning fat and building lean muscle. Grass-fed meats are a little harder to find, but just ask your butcher or find a specialty grocery store and they usually have cuts available. I’ve also found a good site to order grass-fed meats online – http://healthygrassfed.2ya.com http://healthygrassfed.2ya.com I really like this online service, as the meats are reasonably priced and a sealed cooler shows up at your door within a few days… they’ve got some great products, including grass-fed sausage, jerky, and tons of other great stuff!
3. Avocodos – Even though these are typically thought of as a “fatty food”, it’s all healthy fats! Not only is this fruit (yep, avocados are technically a fruit) super-high in healthy monounsaturated fat, but also chock full of vitamins, minerals, micro-nutrients, and antioxidants. They’re also a great source of fiber! Also, I think guacamole (mashed avocados with garlic, onion, tomato, pepper, etc) is one of the most delicious toppings ever created, and you can be happy to know that it’s also one of the healthiest toppings you can use on your foods.
Just make sure to make your own homemade guacamole or if you choose a store bought guac, make sure it doesn’t have other unhealthy additives such as soybean oil or canola oil (see here why canola oil is NOT healthy), or added sugars or creams… you’re looking for a guac that is just avocados, garlic, onions, tomato, and spices. Try sliced avocados or guacamole on sandwiches, burgers, scrambled eggs or omelets, in salads, or as a side to just about any meal.
The quality dose of healthy fats and other nutrition you get from avocados helps your body to maintain proper levels of hormones that help with fat loss and muscle building. Also, since avocados are an extremely satiating food, eating them helps to reduce your appetite in the hours after your meal. Say goodbye to junk food cravings and bring on that lean body!
4. Nuts: Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans, Macadamia, etc — Yes, this is yet another “fatty food” that can actually help you burn fat! Although nuts are generally between 75-90% fat in terms of a ratio of fat calories to total calories, this is another type of food that is all healthy fats, along with high levels of nutrition such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Nuts are also a good source of fiber and protein, which of course, you know helps to control blood sugar and can aid fat loss.
Nuts also help to maintain good levels of fat burning hormones in your body as well as helping to control appetite and cravings so that you essentially eat less calories overall, even though you’re consuming a high-fat food. In fact, one of my “sneaky tricks” for getting super lean when I’m on a ‘cutting’ cycle is to actually increase my % of calories from nuts… I know it may sound unusual to purposely eat extra fat to lose body fat faster… but every time I’ve used this technique, I get leaner by the day.
What I try to do is eat a handful of almonds, pecans, or walnuts about 20-30 minutes before each meal… this lowers my appetite due to the healthy fats, protein and fiber, and ultimately allows me to eat less calories during each main meal of the day. My favorite healthy nuts are pecans, pistachios, almonds, and walnuts, and by eating them in variety, you help to broaden the types of vitamins and minerals and also the balance of polyunsaturated to monounsaturated fats you obtain.
Try to find raw nuts instead of roasted nuts if you can, as it helps to maintain the quality and nutritional content of the healthy fats that you will eat. Also, try to broaden your horizons beyond the typical peanut butter that most people eat, and try almond butter, pecan butter, or macadamia butter to add variety to your diet. And if you thought that pistachios were bad for you, you couldn’t be more mistaken…see the article below:
5. Berries – including blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and even the “exotic” Goji berry: Berries are a powerhouse of nutrition… packed with vitamins and minerals, and also some of the best sources of antioxidants of any food in existence. Berries also pack a healthy dose of fiber, which slows your carbohydrate absorption and digestion rate, and controls your blood sugar levels to help prevent insulin spikes (which can stimulate fat gain). Get creative and mix up your berry intake by using the basics — blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries… but also get adventurous and give a more “exotic” berry a try, such as Goji berries (which are one of the most nutrient-dense berries on the planet). If you don’t know much about goji berries, read the article below:
I like to add berries to my yogurt and cottage cheese mixtures, as well as oatmeal or oat bran, salads, or just taking a bag of mixed berries and mixed nuts with me for the day as a mid-day healthy snack!
Additional important fat-fighting foods:
If you remember from the soy discussion earlier in this report, we talked about the problems with the double whammy of phytoestrogens and xenoestrogens that are concentrated in soy products… But this phenomenon is not just limited to soy, or the problems with xenoestrogens in herbicides/pesticides. It’s also a major issue these days with plastics, household cleaners, cosmetics, environmental pollutants, and even pharmaceuticals that have gotten into our water supply… these can all act as “xenoestrogens” which can increase your “stubborn belly fat”, in BOTH men and women.
But I have an interesting article for you below that shows you how a specific class of vegetables actually contains very unique phytonutrients that can FIGHT against xenoestrogens and help counteract them inside our body. See below…
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