Salmon is a GREAT source of protein, it’s true! However, Salmon is also one of the “good fats” on our list! Salmon is the perfect source to boost your metabolism AND protect your heart at the same time! It is LOADED with Omega’s (essential fatty acids that our body needs). It has 4023mg of Omega 3’s and 1185mg of Omega 6’s!
Don’t leave this one out! If you don’t like fish much, try the farm raised kind. It’s much milder! Continue reading Salmon→
Protein helps lean a body out, takes longer to digest so you stay full longer, and revs up your metabolism! No exercise program is complete without it! Eggs are a great and easy source of the Belly Fat burners program! When looking for how much…strive to have no less than 80% of your ideal body weight! So, I’m about 140# that would mean that I want no less than 112gr per day!
Other Protein sources are fish, nuts, chicken, lean beef, bison, & venison!
Processed, hydrogenated, margarine….these are all ways we have invented to supposedly make our lives easier! What happened instead was we were sold a bag of goods and fell for it hook, line and sinker! All these fats do is give us more dimples in all the wrong places, layers on our bellies to make us pooch, and thicken up our arteries!
When we eat in moderation the right kinds of fats, not only does it boost our energy level and let’s us stay full longer, but it also helps to get rid of the ugly fat our bodies are holding onto!
Onto the Good Stuff!
Don’t hesitate on this one!! Run don’t walk to grab a garbage bag and replace your margarines (I don’t care that it says “healthy!!”), vegetable oils and thick white shortening with coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, and real butter (yup! The farmers were right!!).
Here’s the REAL skinny! Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is known for its nutrients, antioxidants, and cancer-fighting agents.
Spinach is Power Packed!
This green leafy vegetable also contains good amounts of many B-complex vitamins such as vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), thiamin (vitamin B-1), riboflavin, folates and niacin. Awesome for energy boosting and oxidization for red blood cells!
Two cups (normal salad)
…is packed with Vitamin K (400%) – important for strengthening your bones!
…provides 25% of your daily iron intake! It’s the richest of the green leafy vegetables!
…only 20 calories!!
…High in fiber – which aides in weight loss and lowers cholesterol!!
Add this green stuff to everything you can! It’s best raw! So use it heavily in salads, on sandwiches and even in smoothies!!
Matcha is a source like no other! I drink this EVERY morning!
Matcha boosts the fat burning machine!
It raises your metabolism!
It gives you energy! It does all this and still keeps you calm to think clearly.
It build your immune system with Antioxidants far surpassing even blueberries & pomegranates!! It has an ORAC rating of over 1300 units per gram to where pomegranates have 105 units per gram and blueberries have 91!
It’s rich in fiber (keeps you full longer!)
Make this a New Years Habit! It’s such an easy one to start! 6oz of Almond Milk in a shaker bottle, 1/2 tsp Matcha and a little stevia to taste and you’re good to go!!
Summer is meant to be light and free. Even with our food! I mean who really wants to be a slave in the kitchen when it is so darn hot!!!!??? Not me! I love being outdoors doing anything and that includes cooking my food!! If I can grill it…I will! If I can pick it fresh from the garden…I will. Keep me away from the stove as much as possible and give me a chance to stay cool!!
Here’s a great easy way to keep it light!!
Orange Spice Grilled Chicken Mixed Greens Salad
Dressing: Orange Spice Vinaigrette
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Fresh Squeezed Oranges
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ginger
1/4 Cup Vinegar
Shake and enjoy!
Grilled Chicken Breast
The big deal here is to slice the chicken breast length ways so that your chicken still looks as big as it normally does, but is half the size!
Brush the chicken with the vinaigrette before turning! Slice Thin before placing on salad.
Mixed Greens Salad
2 Cups Mixed Greens
Sliced Red and Orange Bell Pepper
2 Tbsp Garbonzo Beans
1/2 sliced Oranges w/o the peel
Pepper to taste
This is how I cook…This one is NOT from The Chef! 🙂 I use the word “cook” lightly!! lol! So cook light and enjoy all the beauties of Summer!!