5 Types of Food That Boost Weight Loss Part 1

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Soo we’ve all been there… regardless of what type of diet, we have all searched for foods that can help us lose weight or fat faster than others… we have all searched for that magic cure! Am i right? Well if you know you have or a friend of yours has, go ahead and share this blog with them because I’m going to break it down for you in 5 easy to remember food groups! This week we will cover the first 3!

1) Spices

2) Fermented & Pickled

3) Water Based

It’s THAT simple! My rule of thumb for staying lean without tracking macros is to incorporate 2 of these 3 items daily into my diet!

Spices:

Exchange your premade seasonings for various spices such as cinnamon, turmeric, cayenne or black pepper! Add in sage, oregano, mustard, cumin or ginger! Each spice has a unique benefit that aids in digestion, hormone balancing, immunity and metabolism boosts. According to the Journal of Medicinal Foods, 11 found a direct correlation between the antioxidant phenol content and the spice's ability to inhibit glycation and the formation of toxic advanced glycation end products, making them potent preventers of heart disease and premature aging. According to this study, the top 10 most potent herbs and spices are: Cloves, Jamaican Allspice, Oregano, Cinnamon (ground), Apple pie spice (mixture),  Pumpkin pie spice (mixture), Marjoram, Sage, Thyme, Gourmet Italian spice. In my personal opinion, spices are the easiest way to add flavors to foods without the added sodium and water retention that comes from premade seasonings!

Fermented & Pickled:

Yep, you read that correctly. Go and get your fermented foods on boo! I know it sounds gross, some have a UNIQUE taste, but fermented foods are the bee’s knees to weight lost! Why?!? Because the bacteria floating around in it EATS the sugar and carbs floating around in your body! You know how fat cells are made? Well those extra carbs and sugar you tend to eat will get stored into your fatty tissue causing weight gain in unwanted areas, so when you ingest fermented foods, they will act as microsurgeons and LITERALLY EAT YOUR FAT from the inside out!!! Try adding kombucha, sauerkraut, pickled vegetables, beet kvass, greek yogurt, coconut yogurt, natto, kimchi, or miso. My favorite is sauerkraut because i can simply add it to a salad as a topping, but try them all and figure out which one fits your taste preferences and lifestyle the best!

Water Based:

According to the Journal of Medicinal Foods, we should consume 1oz of water per 1lb of body fat. Consuming adequate amounts of water, will help you digest food quicker and burn fat faster and easier.

Ok, so any dieter knows that certain foods have more water, which is one reason why people assume salads are healthier since their main ingredient is lettuce which consists of 80% water. However there are far tastier options that include water that will help you on your journey! Eating the following foods will count towards your daily water intake, while boosting and pumping your body full of vital nutrients! My top fat burning, water based foods include: watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, peaches, oranges, cucumbers, broths (especially bone broths!), tomatoes, bell peppers, and more! The list can keep going, but you get the picture!!

The magical foods you’ve been looking for to help you burn and lose fat faster have been right in front of you the entire time! It’s time to put down that processed food and eat whole foods again!

Stay tuned for part 2 next week! We will be discussing the types of fats and carbs that help you lose weight!

Why I Ditched Plastic Bottles and Why You Should Too

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When I first learned the benefits of lemon water, I told anyone who would listen “add sliced lemons to your water! It’s great for you! Cucumber, melon, strawberries! Just add it to your gallon of water, drink on the go!!!” After a few uses, I began noticing the water jugs would smell funny even after numerous washes. The disposable bottles were even worse; they’d begun smelling funny while the fruit was still in the bottles. So I began researching the cause of these and realized: the acid from the fruits deteriorates plastic! That funny smell? That’s not your fruits going bad, That’s your plastic going bad!

Plastic is made up of polycarbonate and as it deteriorates, it leaks bisphenol-A (BPA) into the foods and liquids stored inside of bottles and containers. BPA is a endocrine disrupting chemical that mimics hormones in the body. These disruptions can lead to cancer, obesity, birth defects in infants, lowered immune system and more!

“Eb but what about BPA- FREE water bottles?” Well once they remove BPA as an ingredient, they must replace it with another chemical, which after researching can be equally as harmful. Plastic, itself BPA or BPA free is chok full of chemical leaching agents that disrupt the hormone and endocrine system. The only difference in those chemicals and BPA is that they are still researching them.

So I decided to stop drinking from plastic containers and start drinking solely from glass! Glass bottles keep filtered water fresh and pure without the risk of chemical contamination. Imagine buying filtered water just to learn your plastic water bottle was created using tap water which still leaks into your water… unfortunately that is our reality. Glass bottles on the other hand are chemical free, natural material, and dishwasher safe (unlike plastics!). Glass bottles don’t run the risk of deterioration from acidic or alkalizing fruits and vegetables! SO you can add as many as you’d like recieve all the benefits without the risks of plastics, bad tastes, or harming the environment!

Click HERE to make the switch today!!