I have great news and (potentially) bad news for you today. It really depends on what you eat and if you’ve been believing the so-called ‘health experts’ promises about a certain food.
First, the great news. I’m going to show you how to eat more food so that you feel full and have more energy all day long. It’s easy. You just need to eat these 7 skinny – and delicious – foods. Here’s a certain lean fella guarding over some of his skinny foods…looks like ol’ Bally the Dog was busy this week in his garden while I was in Vegas.
The 7 Skinny & Delicious Foods
More good news…I’m not going to tell you that broccoli and carrots are skinny foods. You already know that. Instead, I’m going to give you 7 foods that you WANT to eat…that will also help you stay slim.
1) Almond Butter
Yep, a good ol’ spoonful of almond butter is delicious and helps keep you happy, full, and slim. BUT make sure the ingredients include only almonds and sea salt at most. Avoid all nut butters with vegetable oils or added sugar (like cane syrup).
Avocado eaters are slimmer, according to registered dietician Melissa Halas-Liang, because avocados deliver the filling triple-threat combo of water, fiber, and healthy fats. Swap it in place of butter or mayonnaise.
According to legendary fat loss researcher, Dr. Arne Astrup, animal protein requires more metabolic digestion calories, so you’ll be slimmer when your meals include 20-40 grams. And these days there are plenty of delicious protein powders, like the ones I use: BioTrust.com & Paleo Protein Powder.
4) Raspberries or Blueberries
These delicious little suckers (especially when frozen) pack a lot of fiber and satisfy your sweet tooth. I’ll show you a great way to combine them with many of the other ingredients here to make amazing snacks.
5) Coconut Oil & Coconut Butter
It’s not just coconut water that is healthy for you. Using coconut oil and even coconut butter are great ways to stay full (they are full of healthy fats that steady your energy levels all day long). Heck, I even eat coconut paleo bread from a company called Julian Bakery. It is truly gluten-free, contains no grains, and is just 35 calories per slice.
A famous nutrition study once found that eating eggs, rather than a bagel, was the best breakfast choice. Eggs deliver more protein and keep you full much longer, without the carb-crash of a bagel. There are no essential nutrients in a bagel that you can’t get from something better.
7) Potatoes (YES, potatoes!)
According to a superfood nutrition website, potatoes are 3 times as filling as a slice of white bread and are also rich in something called Resistant Starch, which helps your body burn fat.
What a great list! But there’s still more good news. Here’s how to use these foods in a daily fat burning plan:
A) The All-Day Energy Shake (or ‘Milk for my Cereal’)
– 8 oz water
– 4 ice cubes
– 1-2 scoops of protein powder
– 1 tablespoon almond butter
– 1/4 cup berries
– 1/2 avocado
– 2 handfuls of baby spinach (you can’t taste it, trust me!)
I often pour this thick shake over a bowl of walnuts and frozen cherries as my morning “cereal”. Much better than Frosted Flakes. It’s grrrrreat!
2) The Coconut-Almond Butter Sandwich
Spread 2 tablespoons of almond butter over a slice of Paleo bread and cover the almond butter in fresh blueberries. I’ll eat a few of these with a cup of Green Tea to start the day (when I’m not having my ‘cereal’).
3) The Anti-Cookie Monster Snack
Eat a tablespoon of almond butter with some apple slices as a mid-day snack or as a dessert. This filling combo will help you avoid becoming the ‘after-work Cookie Monster’.
Now for the BAD news.
A lot of nutritionists will tell you that eating soy or soy protein is good, especially for women. But be careful. Soy might be stopping you from losing weight…or worse.
Do not be tricked by soy,
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
PS – Still struggling? Do this…
1) Set BIG Goals – “Your ability to set goals and to make plans for their accomplishment is the master skill of success.” – Brian Tracy
2) Seek & Move – Seek out positive people, environments, and experiences. Life is too short for negativity and hurt. Cut the cord quickly and move on to a better life
3) Believe – No matter how much you might feel like you are struggling, never give up. Never ever ever give in. Keep moving towards your vision. Never stand still. Believe in yourself.