It happens to the best of us. One day you look behind you and wonder aloud “who’s that following me back there?” That’s what I said to myself the day I realized that my behind was spreadin’ like rumors! The good news is we can have our curves without the rolls and the strategy is easier than you may think. Here are my top 2 foods to get the fat-blasting power you never knew you had.
1. Snack on nuts. I like peanuts and peanut butter for this tip because these nuts, though high in fat, are the right mix of protein and fiber to keep you satiated (full and satisfied) for longer periods of time, which prevents over-eating. But that’s not all. They are also the best source of the fat-melting amino acid, arginine, which can reduce body fat by as much as 64%. You see, the arginine not only reduces body fat but it also helps to boost your body’s lean muscle mass, which revs up metabolism.
For a sweet and savory snack slather 1 TBS of peanut butter on chilled Granny Smith apple wedges. Yum!
2. Add cold-water fish like salmon or mackerel to your lunch-time salads, breakfast omelets or have as the main entrée with dinner. They’re both chock-full of fat-blasting omega-3 fatty acids, which boost your metabolism. The omega3’s found in salmon and mackerel increase the body’s enzyme levels in the mitochondria, the energy powerhouse of your cells.
At the end of the day we have to love ourselves enough to accept every part of who we are, even if there’s more to our “packaging” than we’d like. Start by putting good food on your inside and with a little work, the outside will follow.
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