So how did that diet turn out this past week?
Hey! Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will your diet. I think the issue with most of us when it comes to diets is that we want to sprint. We don’t see results a couple of weeks in and then we say fck this…
If you took anything away from last week’s edition, is that everything should be done slowly. There’s definitely no need to starve yourself. Or there’s no need to make yourself a plate of quinoa, eggs and dark chocolate sprinkled with some cayenne pepper (all the foods from last week lol). I even recommend that before starting a diet, you take 10 – 14 days to figure out what your current diet is and what exactly you’re eating….
THEN WE MAKE ADJUSTMENTS!!!
So at the very least, get in a couple pieces of dark chocolate in your weekly routine. And if you can handle spicy, sprinkle some cayenne pepper on your meals. Simple actions, repeated consistently, will lead to great results for you. And as always, you can always feel free to reach out to us for a little guidance in the right direction and a little kick in the old arse.
So with that said, lets get into Round 2 of Power Food for Weight Loss;
We have actually written about Salmon before. Thanks to it’s impressive Testosterone boosting capabilities.
Fish, and seafood in general, supplies a significant amount of iodine.
Iodine is necessary for proper function of the thyroid, which is important to keep the metabolism running optimally. The less your metabolism fires, the less calories you burn in day to day life.
Salmon has a ton of that good fat – omega-3 fatty acids. Diets high in omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to make you feel fuller than with other protein sources. Which helps diminish that feelings of wanting to keep eating. AKA – being able to keep calories lower when trying to lose weight. Win!
There is a saying that says “You need to eat fat to lose fat.” Too often, we get brainwashed that we need to avoid fat to drop fat. Nope! Our body is naturally programmed to store fat as a survival technique when it thinks that we’re not getting enough. Which is why bodybuilders go to such extremes to get down to 3% body-fat. So Avocados along with Eggs & Salmon, gives us 3 foods that tend to be higher in fat content.
Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, dietary fiber, potassium and phytochemicals. Additionally, Oleic acid, a compound in avocados’ healthy monounsaturated fats may help in telling your body to shut up when it comes to being hungry. Shut up stomach! I’m trying to get that new bod!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Let me start off with saying, this shit is gross. I hate it! I’m not going to lie to you. Additionally, let me say that I hate how powerful/effective it is. Like it reminds me of the kid in grade school that was just good at everything but he was actually a nice kid. But you still deep down were constantly annoyed by how good he was. That’s me and apple cider vinegar. It does not flow with my taste buds but I know how good it is for you but I’m annoyed by how good it is for you. Make sense? Cool, now that I’ve lost you in my ramble. The benefits;
- ACV will have a massive impact on your blood sugar levels. It can help improve insulin sensitivity during high carb meals and it can reduce fasting blood sugars. Read here and here.
- Will help you lose weight. ACV has been shown to help increase satiety. Which in turn can help you eat less calories. The name of the game when you trying to shred.
- Lowers risk of heart disease. In case you haven’t heard, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the world. And once your heart starts to fail, well it’s pretty obvious that all aspects of your life start to fail.
If you can stomach it, then let it rip. I’m just a little biatch – so I do it sparingly. Very sparingly.
Who doesn’t love some nuts… nah, I won’t use that joke. But yea, who doesn’t love nuts. And what do you know… Another high fat food on the list. Go figure hug! Don’t be afraid of fat!
Nuts are packed with loads of nutrients. And it is because of these nutrients (protein, fiber and healthy fats) that nuts can have major impacts on not only weightloss but also cardiovascular health. Studies have shown that proper use of nuts in your diet will lead to greater reductions in weight/BMI.
I feel like grapefruit doesn’t get the respect it deserves. Do you agree? Like it’s almost never in a fruit salad. It’s not the first choice for many (strawberries, oranges, blueberries, bananas). Personally, I’m actually surprised when I hear people say they had a grapefruit. IDK, maybe I run in the wrong crowd.
When it comes to the fruit kingdom, grapefruit is actually studied heavily for its effects on weightloss.
In a study of 91 obese individuals, eating half a fresh grapefruit before meals caused weight loss of 3.5 pounds (1.6 kg) over a period of 12 weeks. Boom! Grapefruit has also been shown to help reduce insulin resistance.
There you have it peeps. Hope with the last 2 weeks of information, you’ve found some new additions to your grocery list. Enjoy!