Losing Fat the Easy Way

This is fantastic news: University of Massachusetts researchers just gave us the key to effortless weight loss!

You see, all we usually hear from nutritionists and diet “experts” is a call for restriction, tough exercise, and counting calories. But not this time. In fact, the recent study promotes weight loss by doing nothing other than eating.

steel cut oatmeal and fruitsThe researchers found that eating 30 grams of fiber per day while enjoying a wide variety of foods, helps people lose more weight. In other words, the key to dieting is simpler than you think. That’s the kind of diet news I like.

Here’s exactly how fiber works: Fiber is what helps us feel full and not overeat. It decreases the Glycemic Index of foods and helps us burn more fat without having to exercise!

Arrow yellow  Chef’s Tip: I like to use whole-grain ingredients. I also load casseroles and stews with leafy green vegetables, legumes, and beans, because they are awesome sources of fiber. I also like to leave the skin of fruits and vegetables on to save time and pack on more fiber.

But wait! Here’s more good news: adding fiber to your food is also easier than you may think. You don’t need a restrictive or complex diet.

Here is one of Master Fitness and Nutrition Specialist, Missi Holt’s recommended complete one day meal plans using my easy Eat More, Burn More recipes:

Steel-Cut Oatmeal and Fruits (Page 37 – 7 grams of fiber)

Morning snack
Two dozen Toasted Brazil Nuts (Page 213 – 3.5 grams of fiber)
and a quarter cup of Raisins (1.6 grams of fiber)

Healthy Caesar Salad (Page 63 – 7 grams of fiber)
and two Tangerines (3.2 grams of fiber)

Afternoon snack
My Strawberry and Chocolate Ganache (Page 215 – 5 grams of fiber)

Grilled Salmon and Mango Salsa (Page 147 – 2.6 grams of fiber),
a half cup of Roasted Butternut Squash (Page 189 – 4 grams of fiber),
and half a cup of my Mexican Three Bean Salad (Page 71 – 7.4 grams of fiber)