What to Eat to Strip Fat
(Image courtesy of USDA)
The US government has today released a new version of the food pyramid, the food plate.
To make nutritional guidelines more simple for the average Joe, the US Department of Agriculture who have released ‘the food plate’ have scrapped sugars and fats from the plate and suggested that half of your daily food intake should be fruits and vegetables.
Whilst I love the veggy tastic change, I’m concerned about the lack of of good oils on the plate, or as I like to call them, happy oils. The kind you get from avocados, fish and nuts.
It’s worth remembering that these guidelines are for the average Joe, who is looking to maintain weight and health. But we’re not average Joes (or Jolinas), we’re super-fit, super-charged, super-buff Betties. And, given that I’m still in Operation Hot Mama (OHM) and on the quest to strip some of the fatty stuff I have devised some alternative guidelines, which may also help those of you looking to shed a few pounds.
EAT LOADS OF:
Dark green, leafy, vegetables and salads, especially spinach and watercress
EAT MODERATE AMOUNTS OF:
Lean meat protein
Legumes (such as beans or chickpeas)
Fish, especially oily fish
EAT MINIMAL AMOUNTS OF
Grains (grains like wheat and rice have their place on our plates but when you’re in fat stripping mode they should never make up the bulk of your meal)
Stimulants and artificial sweeteners
Sugar (try maple syrup or honey instead)
Saturated fats and trans fats (found in many processed foods)
The science behind my guidelines is a combination of alkalizing the body, stripping unnecessary toxins, increasing protein and cutting back on carbs. It’s about being able to enjoy good food without cutting calories.
If there is one thing you could change about your diet in order to feel better and aid the weight loss process it is eating more alkalizing vegetables and fruits. At least 5 portions a day. That could be spinach with your morning omelette, tomatoes and watercress with your lunch and asparagus and broccoli with your dinner.