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You probably ate too many carbs over Memorial Day weekend and probably not in a very strategic way. Well today, we’re going to show you how to turn those extra carbs into your fat-burning ally with a few simple steps.
To recap, last week we discussed your body’s #1 fat-burning hormone, leptin, and how it literally controls every other weight loss hormone in your body… and your ability to burn fat as a whole.
It is critically important that you keep leptin high and stable as you diet in order to avoid constant cravings, metabolic crashes, and those dreaded fat loss plateaus that stop your progress dead in its tracks even when you are seemingly doing everything right. (more…)
While there are plenty of BAD carbs out there (think white bread, sugar, desserts, etc) you don’t have to completely eliminate carbs from your diet in order to burn fat fast, especially when you choose the RIGHT sources. Having said that, below are my top 4 choices of belly-blasting carbs that will leave you full and satisfied, while helping you toward your fat loss goals to boot!
#4 – Berries & Cherries
Berries like blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and cherries (although not technically a berry) are some of the BEST carbs you can eat. They are high in fiber, packed with antioxidants, and score extremely low on the glycemic index, especially cherries, which come with a GI of just 22. (more…)
If your goals are to lose weight and get healthier, you’d probably never reach for a can of soda pop. After all, that can of soda has a whopping 40 grams of sugar in most cases, and that’s not doing your hips, butt, thighs, and waistline any favors.
But, what may SHOCK you is that something that people reach for all the time to support their weight loss goals – a fruit smoothie – can actually have THREE TIMES MORE sugar than a can of soda if you’re buying one of these so-called “healthy” beverages at your local smoothie shop.
To illustrate the point, while out running errands over the weekend my good friend Mike wanted to stop off at Smoothie King® for a healthy mid-afternoon snack. In order to show him just how BAD of an idea that was, I pulled up the Smoothie King® menu on my phone. (more…)
In almost every case, you should steer clear of store-bought, packaged salad dressings. Simply put, the salad dressings that you find on the grocery store shelves are almost always filled with these fat-storing, health-damaging ingredients:
1. Denatured and trans fats. Most store-bought salad dressings are made with cheap, denatured and highly processed fats. If you see vegetable oil, canola oil, or soybean oil on the ingredient list, steer clear! These damaged fats can and will wreak havoc on your health and your waistline. (more…)
Every day brings challenges. Every week has its ups and downs. Every life is filled with dips and dark days—even mine. We will all go through tough times when it feels like nothing is working or going our way.
But when this happens there is ONE thing you must NOT stop doing.
Let me explain with a story from my childhood that I will never forget… (more…)
Even on the most scorching summer afternoon, the thermostat in your house controls the temperature. If you want it to be 70 degrees, you set the thermostat at 70, and voilá, the temperature doesn’t, and won’t, deviate too far above 70.
And when it comes to your fat loss results, believe it or not, your most powerful internal thermostat isn’t your metabolism. No, it’s something far more critical to your success. I’m talking about your self image. You see, the image you have in your mind of yourself – how fit you can be, how much you can accomplish, how successful you can become – sets the bar for what you can and will achieve.
Whatever you set that image to be, it will never go higher. (more…)
You know, we’re surprised that there’s still a LOT of folks out there who don’t know that this stuff is pure poison.
We’re talking about: Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils.
This ingredient is the code name for “trans-fats” and it runs rampant in fried foods and packaged goods…it also has been closely linked to these conditions: (more…)
Hey it’s Joel… and in today’s “special edition” article I’m going to be giving you 3 of my BEST rapid fatloss insider secrets, showing you exactly how you can balance your body’s more important fat-burning hormones with simple (yet highly effective) dietary strategies that you can begin using today to accelerate your fatloss and get a flat belly fast…
But before we jump in to those powerful fat-burning tips and tricks, I’m going to share a story with you that’s pretty embarrassing… you’ll see why in just a moment, so keep reading… (more…)
A recent study from the American Dietetic Association revealed that even though two groups of individuals ate the same amount of calories, individuals who at 30% more of one particular nutrient sported lower levels of body fat while the other group was clinically overweight and/or obese. Ouch!
What’s this magical nutrient? Well, it’s found in foods like: (more…)
In the article below, we’re going dive deep into the inner walls of one of the most critically important organs of your body—your gut.
Unfortunately, many people think of the gut solely as the mechanism by which the body digests food, which is at best an extreme oversimplification, and at worst an ideology massively contributing to the health problems, weight loss struggles, and auto-immune disorders of millions world-wide. (more…)