I’ve lost 100 pounds, dropped from size 20 to 3 and shaved off 14 BMI points. How? I ate my way to thin with healthy foods swaps and natural herbal supplements. Here are my top 26 fat burning weight loss food from A to Z.
A–almonds, almond milk, almond butter. Nuts are great belly fat burners and almonds are the best nuts to eat. For the same calorie count you get loads more MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids) and fiber.
B–berries and in particular, blueberries. I add them to salads, yogurt, even sandwiches.
C–coconut oil, coconut milk. Loaded with omega oils and fatty acids.
D–dark chocolate. Chocolate with 70-percent or higher cacao is a fat burner, happily for those of us with a sweet tooth. Dr. Oz Fans shares belly fat burner desserts using dark chocolate.
E–edamame. These raw soybeans are high-protein, high-fiber and low–calorie (a diet-friendly combo). Saute pods in Bragg’s Liquid Amino. Eat roasted edamame for a healthy salty snack.
F–milled flax seed, flax seed oil. My new best friends–flax seed contains omega 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9 (the linolenic oils). Milled flax seed substitutes for eggs and oil in baked goods.
G–grapefruit. I eat half a grapefruit before breakfast to help it digest more efficiently.
H–high fiber foods. Fiber and fatty acids make the perfect fat-melting team.
I–Ideal sweetener (xylitol). Just as natural as stevia (Splenda) and tastes better.
J–home-juiced vegetables and fruits. I leave pulp in for more fiber and vitamins.
K–kale. No wonder it has a cult following–kale has more vitamin C and A than even spinach. I spritz kale with zero-calorie olive oil cooking spray, season with garlic sea salt, rosemary and pepper and bake.
L–lemons. Add a wedge to your water bottle.
M–lean meat, particularly chicken breast. I nixed tofu, soy and bean burgers for chicken breast (low fat, high protein, 110 calories for four ounces).
N–nut powder. PB2 is peanut powder without the fat. Two tablespoons have only 45 calories and one gram of sugar. Mix with water and use like syrup on Bob’s Red Mill 7-grain pancakes
O–Oatmeal. Add almond milk, light yogurt butter (Brummel and Brown) and Ideal and blueberries.
P–pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, winter squash. I love these betacarotene superfood.
Q–quinoa–high-fiber grain substitute.
R–reduced calorie mayonnaise, butter, milk, cheese. I like my dairy products and condiments.
S–salmon. All fish is high in omega oils and protein–but salmon is my go-to.
T–tuna. Low-calorie, low-fat, filling–plain canned tuna packed in water gets my vote for best cheap diet food.
V–vegetables. If you want to lose weight, low-carbohydrate veggies are your best allies.
W–whole grain, wild rice. I’ve cut wheat and added ancient grains: rye, kamut, spelt, millet, amaranth. Bob’s Red Mill and Kashi are my sources.
Y–yogurt, plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt (more protein and bioflavinoids) is the best. .
Z–zaatar spice. I love this Mediterranean spice, but actually all spices and herbs are great for cutting salt and boosting flavor it otherwise-dull diet foods.
Here’s to continued diet success.