TRY These 7 Food Swaps For Rapid Fat Loss
With the ever growing success of our clients on our Body Transformation Program, the common question I keep getting asked is what are the quick wins when it comes to swapping out certain foods.
For example, what should I be eating!
The truth is, there are many ways in which you can adapt your daily eating habits, below are just a few tips.
Start the day with a with a protein smoothie. Most people start the day by either not eating breakfast, or eating the wrong things. A protein shake/smoothie is a simple solution that sets our metabolism on fire and burns more calories during the day, accelerating fat loss. We can have a quick and easy, satisfying, appetite-controlling shake/smoothie and add superfoods, proteins and healthy fats that will keep steady blood sugar and energy throughout the day. Look out for our smoothie recipes.
Upgrade meat and eggs. Your standard meat and eggs often come loaded with hormones and antibiotics. Look for animal products that are pasture-raised, grass-fed and free of antibiotics, hormones and pesticides. Also don't forget to eat the whole egg—yolks contain important vitamins and fats needed for brain and mood function.
Replace gluten starches with green vegetables. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt and oats. Many of us are gluten sensitive or intolerant and do not realise. An easy way to go gluten free is to simply substitute another leafy or cruciferous vegetable for what would normally constitute a starch on our plate. We can easily do this when dining out. If our meal includes risotto or couscous, we can ask our server to swap this out for sautéed spinach or half a sweet baked potato.
Replace bad oils for good oils. Corn, soybean, canola and sunflower oils contain inflammatory omega-6 fats and currently make up 10 percent of our calories. Instead, we should stick to extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil. Extra virgin olive oil contains polyphenols, which are powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
Replace unhealthy fats for healthy fats. The standard British diet contains a massive amount of pro-inflammatory fats that keep us sick, tired, fat and inflamed. Make the jump to anti-inflammatory healthy fats. Have one serving of a healthy fat at each meal. That might be ¼ avocado, wild-caught salmon, grass-fed beef or nut or seed butter such as almond or cashew.
Replace sugary snacks with nuts. Nuts are a great provider of protein, fiber, minerals and good fats. Buy raw or lightly toasted unsalted nuts. Avoid nuts that are fried or cooked in oils. The best are almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts and pecans. Stick with one or two thumb size portions for a snack once or twice a day. Avoid eating the whole packet in one serving!
Replace coffee for green tea. Coffee can mess up with our liver’s detoxification mechanisms, makes us less insulin sensitive, and its caffeine content fires up our stress hormones, which will actually make us fat! Make the switch to green tea for 7 days and see how you feel and stick to one to three cups a day. The beneficial antioxidants will override green tea’s small amount of caffeine.
If you have any questions, I'm here to help.
Body Transformation Specialist