My secret three weight loss foods

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There’s no foods that will guarantee fat loss, but these three foods fill me up, and when I add them to my diet consistently, I lose body fat, and it’s typically belly fat.

When I’m really hungry, I tend to grab nuts, eat nut butter, tortilla chips, or a bar, but every time I do this, my weight creeps up. Our bodies have a set weight point that it likes to be at, so the hunger signal turns on when we try to lower our calorie intake. You can lower that set point, but it’s going to be challenging initially.

When I want to lose bodyfat, but I’m really hungry, even though I’ve eaten my quota of calories for the day, I do one or all of the following:

  1. Down a zero calorie tea blended (put in your blender) with ice, 16 oz. of cold filtered water, and 1 tablespoon of sweetened vanilla protein powder. This fills me up very quickly (don’t sip it, drink it fast), and it’s yummy too.
  2. Eat broccoli, roasted cauliflower, snap peas, or green beans. Either add one or more of these items to some or most of your meals, or snack on them when cravings kick in. Make sure to cook them without butter, cream, or cheese, and if using olive oil, use just a small amount. Add salt and spices.
  3. Drink water. Most people don’t drink enough water and walk around dehydrated, which is why they don’t feel good. Your body may confuse dehydration with hunger. Our bodies are 60% water so we typically need to drink one or more percent of our weight in liquid ounces a day. So if you weigh 125 pounds, you should drink at least 125 ounces of water each day. Once you grab water instead of extra food, you’ll be able to drink the amount of water your body needs.

 

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