Here’s a simple trick you can do to flatten your belly and wake up leaner in just days…
And it’s so simple, you’ll probably think I’m nuts but it really does work, so here it is…
Replace the grains you eat everyday with healthy fats.
See, the media has brainwashed us into those most grains are “heart healthy” or part of an “all-natural diet” whatever that means…
But the truth is, 99% of them are processed down to the point where they don’t contain any real nutritional value…
And foods like whole wheat bread, granola, and even whole wheat pasta only add inches to your waistline and never keep you full…
Which leads to more eating, more calories, and a viscous cycle that’s hard to break.
So what I want you to do is remove the grains from your diet and add in more healthy fats. And I know it can be scary eating more fat, because we’ve been led to believe that it’s bad for you, however…
Let’s just make sure you and I are on the same page by addressing the “fear around fat.” While some types fats certainly will make you gain unwanted pounds, all fats are NOT created equal.
There are plenty of nutrition and health-related topics out there shrouded in misin-formation and confusion, but the topic of dietary fats definitely tops the list.
Sadly, Americans have come to believe that fat is the prime cause of obesity and other medical conditions (like heart disease). Thankfully, this myth has been largely debunked by studies, but is still a common-place misconception.
Debunking the FAT myth:
Here are just two examples of key studies proving that dietary fat is not evil (and in fact, a necessary part of a healthy diet):
- A study conducted by Cambridge University and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine Journal focused on specifically debunking the myth between saturated fats and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), and found no connection between an increased consumption of polyunsaturated fats and lowered risk of heart dis-ease.
- Another study conducted by the Oakland Research Institute, which involved 350,000 participants and was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found no connection between saturated fat and heart disease.
While this section could also make for an entire book, the important piece to note is that plenty of scientific studies have now established that healthy dietary fats do not cause heart disease, and neither does high cholesterol.
So, what is the real culprit? (Hint: “SAD”)
Other studies have shown that, while Americans have remained obsessed with the fact that a diet high in fat would launch heart problems and increase bodyweight, we now know that, in fact, refined sugar, carbohydrates and processed ingredients are what actually make the difference.When naturally healthy foods that include fat (like yogurt, for example) are stripped of their healthy fat content and replaced with sugar (which is usually what happens), this is a major cause of obesity and the other sugar-related conditions that come up.
And remember that the right dietary fats hold the amazing abilities of regulating our body temperature, protecting our vital organs, balancing our hormones and de-creasing sugar and carb cravings (among other things).
Which fats are good for me?
Healthy (and even weight loss-promoting) fats:
- Coconut oil
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Flax oil
- Avocado oil and avocados
- Nuts and seeds (raw, if possible)
- Grass fed butter
- Ghee (clarified butter)
- Naturally occurring fats in high quality meats and wild caught fish
Which fats should I avoid?
- Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils such as margarine, Crisco and but-tery-spreads such as Earth Balance.
- All trans-fats (another name for hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated).
- Vegetable oils such as canola, corn, grape seed and soy.
- Fats from commercially raised meat (non-organic or grass-fed). If organic meat isn’t available, opt for leaner meats such as fish and poultry without skin.
What I usually do is cook a bunch of veggies in coconut oil or grass fed butter and they taste amazing 🙂 Hey like I said coconut oil is MY FAVORITE for not only cooking but so much more…
Here is a quick recipe FATTY smoothie recipe 😉
Fat BUT Lean Green Machine
- 1 banana (frozen or fresh)
- ¼ cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
- 1/4 avocado
- 1-cup spinach
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 1 tbsp. almond butter
- 1 cup water or coconut water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Ice (if you want a thicker consistency)
Alright, I don’t want to overcomplicate this, so start removing the grains and adding in more healthy fats to your diet and you’ll see a BIG difference in how you look and feel just in a few days.
P.S. Here’s a pro-tip for ya…
If you’ve ever gotten into the habit of frequenting a coffee shop at the same time each morning, then you know that most people drink the same thing every day. There’s the lady with her pumpkin latte with whip, the guy with his black coffee and the college student with her frappuccino. Same order every single day.
What’s your daily drink? If it contains sugar and is high in calories then you’ve just identified your easiest way to reduce body fat. Simply change your drink to something that is zero calorie. A green tea. Plain coffee. Water.
Change your sugar-laden morning drink to a zero calorie drink and try this for 30 days. You will be astounded at how much fat you will have lost with virtually zero effort.