To Turn On Your Body’s Fat-Fighting Hormone, Start Consuming These Foods

Is it true that certain foods can actually help to speed your metabolism and target fat? Absolutely!

When you are focusing on weight loss, you are most likely focusing on calorie intake – usually trying to consume less calories than you burn.

When you are focused on FAT LOSS however, you are focusing on hormones. You don’t necessarily have to eat LESS food in order to lose fat, you just have to eat right.

For example, the wrong kinds of foods will negatively affect your stress hormones, causing increased hunger and more weight gain. These include stimulants like coffee and energy drinks, most processed snack foods and synthetic/artificial sweeteners.

The right foods will trigger good hormones that will help you to feel full and satiated. Certain foods may even trigger hormones that help to speed the metabolism and target fat loss.

Here are the TOP, FAT-FIGHTING, happy hormone-releasing superfoods that you should include in your regular diet.

Eggs

Studies have found that eating eggs for breakfast may help to reduce appetite later in the day. Women who ate eggs instead of bagels or cereal reported feeling fuller after breakfast and staying that way for several hours after their meal. This is due in part to an egg’s high protein and nutrient content. Eggs contain 9 essential amino acids, folate, vitamin A, vitamin B12, choline, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin E, vitamin D and pantothenic acid.

Whenever possible, choose organic free-range eggs as these have been shown to have the highest nutritional content.

Green Tea   

A study done by a university in the Netherlands found that the catechins in green tea have a positive effect on weight loss and weight management. Green tea has long been used to help boost metabolism and weight loss. For best results, regular intake is recommended.

Wild-Caught Salmon

Salmon and other fish contain important omega-3 fatty acids, which are a vital anti-inflammatory for the human body. Most people have an imbalance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which can cause numerous health issues, including obesity.

A university in Iceland found that overweight men who included lean or fatty fish or fish oil in their diets lost more weight than those who didn’t.

Yellow Bell Peppers

Yellow bell peppers are packed with vitamin C! Just one pepper contains 341 milligrams of vitamin C, which is triple the recommended need. Studies have shown that daily consumption of vitamin C is linked to more successful weight loss. It is also important for maintaining healthy energy levels, strengthening the immune system and boosting metabolism.

Conclusion

Achieving your weight loss goals might not be as hard as you think! Often it is more about making a few specific tweaks in your diet, turning to real foods and understanding what you are putting in your mouth.

Whole, real foods that are straight from Mother Earth are PACKED with incredible medicinal, healing properties for your body. They also contain just the right amount of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that you need to function at optimum level. Trust your body. Trust Mother Nature. Turn to whole foods. 
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Common Questions – Why do some new clients feel nausea, for how long, and what is the solution?

Nausea is most commonly experienced in clients who are not used to eating breakfast. If the body is not used to processing a morning meal, and we suddenly introduce it, the stomach needs some time to adapt.

We recommend for these clients to start their day with lighter Ideal Protein products, such as our drinks, and introduce the foods into their diet slowly. If someone who isn’t used to eating breakfast suddenly begins their day with our Pancake or Omelet products, chances are they are not going to feel very well. Instead try our Ready-to-Serve Vanilla, Cappuccino, or Chocolate Drink, either on their own, or as the creamer in your morning coffee. This will ensure that you get your protein in a very light meal & the body will be able to process easily. 

The other common trigger for nausea is an abrupt decrease in sugar intake. Everyone must understand that, through our protocol, we are changing fundamental metabolic processes. For years, sometimes decades, a typical diet consisting of a lot of fast sugars is consumed, which is used as the first source of energy by the body. Now, if we drastically reduce the intake of these foods, we force the body to turn to other sources of energy (i.e. fat stores). This requires a whole different set of metabolic enzymes, and requires the body to re-tool its metabolism. This does not happen immediately and therefore a slight lag-time can occur, and the client will feel weak and nauseous. Typically this will go away after a day or two. Keep drinking lots of water and flushing your system. 

This will allow you to taper off your previous high sugar-based diet and give the body time to get the necessary metabolic machinery in place so that you will be able live off your fat reserves. What we are doing here is weaning you off your former diet.

Be patient with the process because it really works and it really makes sense!

Zoodles!

If you don’t already have a spiralizer in your home, you need one! I can not tell you how many times a week I make zoodles. It can be an excellent spaghetti replacement and it has also been an addition to a nice cold “pasta” salad” recently.

quick recipe:

2 zucchinis

1-2 tsp olive oil

1 lemon, juiced

salt

pepper

garlic, minced

6 cherry tomatoes

1 pound chicken breast shredded

Directions:

  1. Spiralize the zucchini and set aside
  2. mix the salt, pepper, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic and set aside.
  3. Dice up cherry tomatoes and mix with zucchini and olive oil mix tossing gently.
  4. Add the chicken breast to the mix
  5. Serve cold

The art of distraction

I wake up every morning at 5am… rather, my pooch wakes me up to go out every day at OMG it’s early…

I start the day with my warm chocolate IP drink, num!  But by 7am… I need food!  But today… I know that I am going to be around a ton of temptation!  Eating all my food first thing in the AM is not going to work!!!!

Welcome to the art of distraction!  I sat down and painted my nails.  I decided to play, since it’s a holiday around here… my nails are fun… and WET!  I have at least an hour before I can touch anything!!!!

So the next time you are scavenging for food… and not really needing it… try painting your nails or giving yourself a manicure (clean your cuticles and rub in some olive oil and let it sit to soften the skin a little!).

For me, this is my art… and a fun distraction!

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Sharing

At my home, this is a weekend typically filled with celebrations and fun with family and friends.  Typically, this means food.

Jar because I am being more careful with my food choices doesn’t mean I need to bring “diet” food!  A few of my favorites… Janeva’s buffalo chicken meatballs.  Brought those to a potluck.. 150 meatballs were devoured in short order!

Today, I made myself a sandwich (Janeva’s potato buns) and some coleslaw.  For the coleslaw, I used angel hair cabbage, purple cabbage, and Broccoli… mixed with Walden Farms Ranch, Apple cider vinegar, Italian seasoning, and a dash of lime… to mine I added tomatoes and orange pepper because I wanted a little color.

just because we are on IP, doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate.  We are just making healthier choices.  Life did not stop for me to loose weight!!! I just am focusing on the fun a bit more. (Yes, the pictures are of food… but I am out playing!!!)

For recipes like this, please join Janeva on Facebook at: Janeva’s Ideal Recipe Cookbook – Phase 1 or http://www.janevasidealrecipes.com for the cookbook featuring 295+ recipes. A portion of the proceeds supports Samuel’s House Foundation, a non-profit charity helping disadvantaged children.

Changing the beginning

Today started off…. ummmmmm… sucktastically.  Lots of frustration.. a few emotional outburst later… it’s time to change my day.

I took a little walk, and decided it would be a great time for a knock out breakfast!!! You know… start the day over, and better!

I made Wildberry Scones the other day.  They are really light and airy… not dense… so they are not quiet scones but REALLY good! 1 package wild berry yogurt mix, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon blend till combined. Add 1 teaspoon Walden Farms blueberry spread, 1 teaspoon Walden Farms marshmallow dip, 1 teaspoon olive oil, and a bit of lemon juice… blend and bake at 350 for 13 minutes. I tripled the recipe and used a muffin top pan! 2 per serving + 1 teaspoon olive oil.

I heated up some strawberry rhubarb compote  (a la Janeva!)

Sitting down to enjoy my breakfast and change how my day begins!