It’s safe to say that everyone would like to have a diet that actually works to burn fat all day long. Instead of feeling like the calories you eat are just adding extra unwanted weight to your body, wouldn’t you rather create a fat burn diet?
What exactly does a diet that burns fat mean? How can you avoid calorie counting, losing energy, and eating bland foods and still get down to your fitness goals?
First, you will have to make protein your friend. Protein has a way of filling us up, and you won’t even have to worry about calories as you make protein a staple with most of your meals. My favorites are grass fed beef, wild caught salmon, and rare ahi tuna!
Next, it’s important to eat vegetables every day. They also help to keep you full for a long time, and are also a good source of fiber.
The following step is one that a lot of people get hung up on: eating healthy fats. Even though for a couple of decades now the science has shown that fat does not make you fat, many people still believe this myth! Some examples are nuts, avocados, coconut oil, and olive oil…even saturated fats are healthy for the most part, even though popular mythology would have you believe they can cause heart attacks right on the spot! Just make sure to avoid partially hydrogenated fats which are often used in packaged foods.
Frequency of eating can also help many people. This one is a little controversial, however, one thing for sure is that if you let yourself get really hungry, you are much more likely to overeat and eat more of the foods that help make you fat! This doesn’t mean to snack on potato chips and Goldfish crackers, but if you find yourself hungry between meals, a handful of nuts or some beef jerky can go a long way.
The last important thing that is rarely discussed in healthy nutrition and diet is staying hydrated. Thirst can sometimes be mistaken for hunger, and drinking water will keep you from going into that starvation mode where you will just eat anything that’s put in front of you. The exact amount of water will vary depending on the person, but 64 ounces seems to be about right for a lot of people.