Monday, April 23, 2012

Gained weight during Pesach? Read this !

Here is a list of foods that are known to help with weight loss... I found the list on my saved file box from a LOOOONGGGGG time ago, I can't remember where it is from as I got it via e-mail..But I do remember IT WORKS really good : ) !!!!

Enjoy.

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1.Avocados: loaded with two nutrients that are KEY to killing belly fat: hunger-crushing fiber (11 to 17 grams per avocado!), and monounsaturated fats, which studies have shown to actually “spot reduce” belly fat.

2.Nuts: these are the best ones to try ...pistachios (my fave), walnuts, almonds (or almond butter), pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds. Why? They keep you full and satisfied for long periods of time, and they’re stuffed with healthy, belly-burning fats and minerals. (Stick to ONLY natural peanut butter by the way. The regular stuff is full of gross and deadly trans fats.)

3.Dark Chocolate: That is not a typo. Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants (nearly eight times the number found in strawberries) and it contains stimulants that can have a positive effect on fat burning, including theobromine and caffeine. It also contains a nice dose of oleic acid, which is a monounsaturated fat. Make sure to choose the 78% or higher cocoa levels for best results. feeling blue? try a few chocolate chips for quick mood boost.

4.Green Tea: Not only does it contain a potent antioxidant, many scientific studies have linked green tea to increased fat burning, including a report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that found green tea extract boosted the daytime metabolism of test subjects by 35-43%.

5.Cinnamon: Researchers have found that cinnamon contains a type of antioxidant that increases insulin sensitivity and effectively helps to stabilize blood sugar. Bottom line…you’ll store less belly fat.

6.Yogurt: Most regular yogurt is bad for your belly. It’s loaded with belly-bulging sugar (real or artificial) that you want to avoid it. However, leben type (plain) are loaded with probiotics that fight belly bulge.

7.Protein: meat (white preferred), but any lean protein source is a good belly-blasting food. This includes wild salmon, chicken, lean beef because it contains natural CLA—a fat that studies have actually shown to burn fat. The interesting thing about protein is your body will burn off as much as 30% of its calories to digest and “use” it.

8. Prunes: high in fiber...
Good points
•Very low in saturated fat
•No cholesterol
•Very low in sodium
•High in dietary fiber

Bad points
•Very high in sugar but good to satisfy a sugary craving or as a afternoon "pick me up"



*Hope this little tips help you guys get a head start burning some Pesach flub ..just in time for that shavuot CHEESE CAKE LOL!!

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