Eliminate These THREE Foods To Lose Body Fat FAST

    Do you want to start losing flab very quickly?  You don’t have to count calories or follow some complicated diet plan; all you have to do is cut out these 3 foods from your diet for the next few weeks:

    burger and cola1.  Processed foods.  If it comes in a box or a package with a laundry list of ingredients, eliminate it.  Instead, concentrate on eating mostly whole, natural foods.

    2.  Soft drinks, juice, and other sweetened beverages.  Drinks sweetened with sugar or high fructose corn syrup actually increase your hunger while feeding you loads of empty calories.

    3.  Alcohol.  Alcohol is calorie dense and further wreaks havoc on your fat-burning hormones, increasing your belly fat and making it harder for you to lose that pesky flab.

    Want to get a flat belly fast?  Simply follow the above 3 rules.  You will automatically eliminate a massive amount of calories from your diet, and you’ll still be able to eat until you’re full while achieving rapid results.  Put them in place today!

    Want another quick fat-burning tip?  Try this today:

    ==> Do THIS before eating carbs (every time) 

    To your success!


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    1. Used to get emails with discount codes

      • Hi Gail,

        I hope this finds you doing great! Thanks so much for stopping by; we always appreciate the opportunity to help.

        We still very regularly send out e-mails and postcards with money saving coupon codes. In fact, Josh and Joel just sent out an e-mail in celebration of the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl win last night. That coupon code is BRONCOS18, and it’s good for 18% off our entire line of premium, research-backed supplements. That coupon expires 2/15/16.

        To make sure that you’re signed up for our daily newsletter and eligible to receive money savings coupon codes, please visit the Customer Support page on BioTrust.com. From the first drop-down menu, select “Subscribe/Unsubscribe,” then in the second drop-down menu, select “Sign up to receive your newsletters.” You may also want to keep an eye on your spam/junk folder to make sure that e-mail from BioTrust are not being misplaced there.

        I hope this is helpful, Gail; please let us know if there’s anything else that we can do for you.

        My best,

        Coach Tim

    2. What is your take on grapefruit? One article you read will say don’t eat it because of the spike in insulin, the next says it burns calories and takes more calories to digest it than it has in it. Please give me straight skinny.

      • Hi Larry,

        I hope this finds you doing great! Thanks so much for stopping by and for sharing your question with us. We’re here to help and happy to do so, and we greatly appreciate you offering us the opportunity to be your resource for honest health and nutrition information.

        With regard to your question, I can’t say that I remember a BioTrust newsletter suggesting that folks not eat grapefruit. In general, grapefruit should have very little impact on blood sugar and insulin levels. While there are many factors to consider, if you’re a fan of the glycemic index, then it may be worth pointing out that grapefruit is very low (i.e., 25) on the GI scale. Although I’m not aware of any insulin index assessments of grapefruit, the assumption would be that it is relatively low impacting because of its fiber content and low glycemic impact.

        I actually wrote quite a bit about the potential benefits of grapefruit in the following free report, and I highly recommend that you take a look:

        Top 5 Fruits for Fast Weight Loss

        For the sake of this discussion, here is the excerpt on grapefruit:

        While the media has publicized grapefruits as an effective —yet largely unsubstantiated—strategy for weight loss for decades, there’s actually quite a bit of science to support the notion. Like oranges, another superstar citrus fruit worthy of making this list, grapefruits are an excellent source of vitamin C. In fact, when comparing whole fruits, grapefruits contain about 26% more of this key micronutrient.

        In one study, German researchers found that, when faced with a stressful situation (e.g., public speaking), healthy young adults who supplemented with vitamin C experienced reduced blood pressure, a decreased stress response, and significant reductions in the hormone cortisol.51

        Cortisol is one of the body’s primary stress hormones, and it can have a significant impact on fat loss and weight gain. In fact, cortisol is associated with increased abdominal fat storage.52 Intra-abdominal fat is also referred to as visceral fat, which is detrimental to overall health and is associated with a constellation of metabolic abnormalities.53

        In addition to its vitamin C content, grapefruits are also a good source of fiber, which helps slow gastric emptying and increase satiety (i.e., feelings of fullness). What’s more, grapefruits have a very high water content (~91%), and subsequently, they are considered a low-energy-dense food. As you already know, these are important factors that play a significant role in appetite control and weight management. In fact, consuming low-energy-dense foods increases feelings of fullness and reduces calorie intake.54

        In one study published in the journal Nutrition & Metabolism, researchers from Vanderbilt found that when folks added half of a grapefruit (before breakfast, lunch, and dinner) to a reduced-calorie diet they ended up consuming up to 500 fewer calories per day—without any increase in hunger—which had a tremendous impact on weight loss. With the addition of grapefruit, the participants’ rate of weight loss increased by over 13% compared to when they were following a reduced-calorie diet without the fruit.55

        In another study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers from the Scripps Clinic in California found that overweight folks consuming fresh grapefruit three times daily before meals lost 5 TIMES more weight than the placebo group (i.e., no grapefruit) over the course of 12 weeks. Not only that, the researchers also found that the addition of grapefruit significantly improved insulin sensitivity, which is intimately tied to carbohydrate metabolism and weight management.56,57

        Grapefruit has one more trick up its sleeve: Naringin, which is a potent antioxidant that helps protect cells from free radicals.58 Free radicals lead to oxidative stress, which is associated with aging, reduced carbohydrate tolerance, and obesity.

        In the body, naringin is broken down into naringenin, a compound that has been shown to activate an important enzyme called AMPK, which facilitates the uptake of carbohydrates into muscles to be used for energy (instead of being stored as fat).59–61 If that’s not enough, naringenin has also been shown to reduce a process called adipogenesis—a fancy name for the creation of new fat cells—as well as increase fat burning.62,63

        *Please see the actual document for the appropriate references.

        With all of that in mind, I think it’s fair to say that grapefruit can indeed be included as part of an overall healthy nutrition plan. While there’s evidence to suggest that adding grapefruit to a fat loss diet may lead to even greater weight loss, the notion that a food has “negative calories” (i.e., takes more calories to digest than it contains) is essentially a myth. I can’t say that’s something that BioTrust has ever touted, as it is a false notion.

        I hope that you find this helpful, Larry. If you have any additional questions or if there’s anything else that we can do to help, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

        My best,

        Coach Tim

    3. Now I don’t eat processed foods AT ALL, but when it comes to cheat days, doesn’t Joel advise us to eat “foods” like processed foods and other “non-healthy food” choices?

      • Hi Kayla,

        This is a great question! For all of your Cheat Day questions and more, I encourage you to visit our free Online Coaching Community:

        Is a Cheat Day Necessary?

        In fact, I think you’d really enjoy our Forums. There, you can ask questions, get free coaching help, give and get support, and much more!

        Regarding your question, if you’d prefer to stick with eating the same foods that you do every other day—just more of them—on your Cheat Day, that’s perfectly fine. However, yes, Joel does recommend, based on years of experience, an all-out, eat-whatever-you-want Cheat Day.

        But, the neat thing is that this is your journey, Kayla. It’s your story, and your the author. You don’t have to do anything that doesn’t feel right for you. Ultimately, a good nutrition plan takes into consideration your personal needs and preferences, and you can successfully execute a Cheat Day without included foods that you deem “non-healthy.”

        That being said, many very healthy individuals include some “non-healthy” foods every once in a while (e.g., Cheat Day) and still maintain vibrant health, ideal body compositions, and optimal performance. Most people will find that the difference between 100% and 90% compliance is negligible. That is, focusing on doing a great job 90% of the time is going to put them in their respective “sweet spots.”

        I hope this helps!


        Tim Skwiat
        Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

      • Hi Lisa,

        Thanks so much for sharing this list. It seems to parallel quite closely our recommendations for one-ingredient foods. You’re absolutely right, this website/database provides some fascinating and insightful information. Thanks for sharing! Keep up the great work!


        Tim Skwiat
        Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

    4. Hi,

      I have been trying to locate the article ‘ are these 3 health drinks making you fat’ so as to be able to post my questions there. Unfortunately I have been unsuccessful ,I apologies for posting under this article.

      The oolong tea website you have is better for people in the states. You do have a huge fan base in the uk, plz could you suggest where we can get a high quality oolong tea in the uk without having to pay $49 delivery charge.

      Thanks ( I have lost 25kg)!!!

      • Hi Diana,

        First and foremost, congratulations on your incredible weight loss success! Talk about a body and life transformation…kudos to you! I’m sure that you feel outstanding as a result. Great job!

        As far as the article that you mentioned, I don’t believe that we have published anything specifically along those lines. Here are a few more articles in a similar category, however, that you may find interesting:




        I couldn’t locate any articles or references specifically to oolong tea. If you can find the article and/or link to which you’re referring, we’ll be happy to do some additional research to help point you in the right direction.

        Thanks, Diana. Keep up the great work!


        Tim Skwiat
        Senior Nutrition & Exercise Coach

    5. Okay, I see that you repeatedly tell us what to not eat and what to “get rid of” in our daily diets/eating habits such as the processed foods, soft drinks, and alcohol to get a flat belly fast then you say to simply follow the above 3 rules BUT you don’t tell us what to eat/drink instead of what we may have been eating incorrectly…PLEASE ADVISE…Thanks

      • Hi Craig,

        Thanks so much for subscribing to our newsletter and for sharing your comments. The concept of addition by subtraction comes to mind here. That is, you’ll be making a significant improvement toward your improving your health, fitness, and vitality simply by removing these three foods/drinks mentioned. If you’d like more specific guidelines, we encourage you to follow one of our BioTrust-approved nutrition plans, like Coach Josh’s One Day Diet or Joel’s 3 Week Diet.

        These plans are completely laid out for you and supply you with direction on what foods to choose, how much to eat, and when to eat them.

        That being said, as it relates to this article, let’s run down this list…

        1. Replace processed foods with one-ingredient foods. Simply put, one-ingredient foods are those whose only ingredients are the food itself. Basically, this means meat (preferably pasture-raised), poultry and eggs (preferably free range), fish (preferably wild), vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts, beans/legumes, oils (olive, fish, flax, coconut), some minimally-processed starches (e.g., quinoa, potatoes, rice), and herbs and spices.

        2. Replace calorie-containing sodas, juices, etc., with fresh, clean, filtered water. Tea and coffee are also perfectly acceptable.

        3. You don’t have to completely eliminate alcohol but be wary of its consequences and the types of choices you make. For example, red wine may be a superior choice over beer, white wine, spirits, etc. Choosing a potato-based vodka with club soda may be a better choice than a liquor with a mixer rife with simple syrup and sugar. Please see this post on our Forums for additional details:


        I hope this helps, Craig!

        My best,

        Tim Skwiat
        Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

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