A fat-burning meal has the following four main components: veggies, protein, a lack of grains and starch and fruit for dessert.
IT’S 80% FIBER & VITAMIN-PACKED VEGGIES
A truly fat-burning meal is planned around a pile of fresh veggies in some form or another. If your experience with veggies is limited to the grayish, lifeless ones from a can, then you’re in for a treat. Organic, locally grown vegetables are such an overlooked part of our Standard American Diet (SAD).
What surprises most non-veggie lovers is how flavorful and delicious fresh, healthfully prepared vegetables can be. Stay tuned for some fun, innovative ways to incorporate fresh vegetables into all your fat-burning meals. (Like those ‘noodles’ in the salmon bowl above. Those are actually zucchini!)
IT’S 20% LEAN PROTEIN
After the fresh veggies, your next focus is including a quality source of lean, organic, hormone-free protein. Chicken, turkey, pork, fish, beef, lamb, bison, duck, shellfish and eggs are all wonderful sources of protein.
Avoid processed meats, like lunch meats, as these contain potentially harmful additives and lots of salt. Also avoid highly processed soy fake meats.
IT’S LACKING GRAINS AND STARCHES
A fat-burning meal does not contain a serving of grains or starches. Yes, I realize that this goes against everything that we have been taught or experienced with dinners. Most meals are plated with a jumbo serving of noodles, pasta, potatoes or rice has been breaded or is served with bread, tortillas, chips or buns. These carbs are more than we need, and end up being stored as fat.
And, yes, it is possible to create fat-burning dinners that satisfy even the hungriest meat-and-potatoes members of your family. (They will love this cauliflower rice!)
DESSERT IS FRESH FRUIT
When was the last time you took a bite of fresh, organic, perfectly ripe fruit? Delicious, wasn’t it? As a society we overlook fruit as the perfect dessert that it is, and instead turn to artificially flavored, cane sugar sweetened, processed desserts that encourage rapid weight gain and declined health.
Let’s bring fruit back to its rightful place as our favorite, most popular after-dinner sweet. Out with the refined sugar and corn syrup and in with nature’s sweetest gift…fresh fruit.
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