Fat Burning Food Diet


The secret to the fat burning food diet is over-consumption of protein from natural sources to reduce your percentage of body fat dramatically and keep the weight off. Proteins are powerful fat burning foods.

It's essential that you know about the thermic effect of food. The term ‘thermic effect of food’ refers to the energy (calories) expended by your body in order to eat and process food.

Here we explain why our recommendations work. It's important that you know why these specific foods work to burn body fat.

Then you will be equipped to use our final list.

So, let's find out more!

Key to the fat burning food diet is the thermic effect!



Why!

The term ‘thermic effect of food’ refers to the energy (calories) expended by your body in order to eat and process food.

  • Proteins
  • Fats
  • Carbohydrates

These are the three macronutrients of food. When you eat foods, your body needs to expend (burn) calories to digest the food and make use of the nutrients contained in the foods.

However, the caloric cost for your body to process foods differs significantly from food group to food group.

The thermic rate of fats and refined processed carbohydrates is about three percent. This means that it only requires approximately three calories for your body to burn hundred calories worth of those foods. Some natural carbs have about a twenty percent rate.

However, proteins have up to a SUPER thirty percent rate. Hence, we call this the fat burning food diet. Moreover, some proteins are more powerful then others!

Consuming plenty of water helps your body to process these foods. When using these foods drink at least 2 or 3 quarts daily of clean water and minimize consumption of all other fluids.

It's easy to have picked up bad habits with respect to weight loss foods. It is not necessary to starve yourself and suffer from hunger to lose body fat. Remember, however, that all fruits and vegetables contain carbohydrates, but they are not all equal. Some fruits and vegetables have far fewer carbohydrates than others do.

Use non-starchy (low carb) leafy green vegetables or green salad vegetables. For fruits, have a small amount of low carbohydrate fruit such as berries. Other fruits are far too high in sugar/fructose/carbohydrate. Where possible use organic fruits and vegetables.

Bear in mind that fruit juices are too high in fruit sugar -- fructose, a type of carbohydrate -- and the substances found in fruit which help protect against diseases such as bowel cancer -- such as fibre, vitamin C and other antioxidants -- are mainly lost during the processing of fruit juice.

We recommend consuming up to 25 grams of carbohydrates daily, mainly from low carb vegetables, and a small amount of low carb berries, because they do contain beneficial phytonutrients and fiber.

You will find page links for the carbohydrates in fruit and vegetables listed on the menu buttons. Those pages also have carb counter charts that you may print out if you wish and use for daily guidance.

It's easy to have picked up bad habits when 'dieting'

It's easy to have picked up bad habits with respect to weight loss foods. It is not necessary to starve yourself and suffer from hunger to lose body fat. When you starve yourself, you may lose some weight for a few months, but, as soon as you stop, you'll regain the weight (and often more than you lost

When you diet, your body reacts as if you are starving to death. Your leptin level will, consequently, drop after about a week, which will signal your body to slow its metabolic rate and save as much body fat as possible. If you consume plenty of protein from natural sources, your body will react as if times are good and will not try to preserve body fat.

Don't worry about dietary fat.

If, as we recommend, you are consuming plenty of protein from natural sources like salmon, grass-fed beef, wild game, and organic eggs, you'll also be consuming sufficient healthful fat. It will not increase your percentage of body fat unless you are eating too many carbohydrates (or eating an unnaturally large quantity of food).

We recommend consuming up to 25 grams of carbohydrates daily, mainly from low carb vegetables, and a small amount of low carb fruits such as berries, because they contain beneficial phytonutrients and fiber. Remember, however, that all fruits and vegetables contain carbohydrates, but they are not all equal. Some fruits and vegetables have far fewer carbohydrates than others do.

Use non-starchy (low carb) leafy green vegetables or green salad vegetables. For fruits, have a small amount of low carb berries. Other fruits are far too high in sugar/fructose/carbohydrate. Where possible use organic fruits and vegetables.

Bear in mind that fruit juices have an especially high content of fruits sugar -- fructose, a type of carbohydrate because they are processed. And the substances found in fruit which help protect against diseases such as bowel cancer -- such as fibre, vitamin C and other antioxidants -- are mainly lost during the processing of fruit juice.

Even natural or organic fruit juices are processed. Not long ago, scientists at Bangor University warned that even freshly-squeezed juice contains up to 5 teaspoons of fructose per glass, which may lead to weight gain, or diabetes, or many other forms of food related disease.

Hence, starchy vegetables and fruits are the opposite of fat burning, which is why their consumption should be restricted.

You will find page links for the carbohydrates in fruit and vegetables listed on the menu buttons. Those pages also have carb counter charts that you may print out if you wish and use for daily guidance.

Two questions and two simple answers

Question 1: how much does your insulin level spike when you eat a meal with a lot of dietary fat?

  • Answer : ZERO

However, your insulin level does spike when you eat carbohydrates. Thereby, everything else being the same, when you eat carbohydrates you'll secrete insulin and store more fat.

In other words, carbohydrate consumption makes you fat!

Question 2: what is the minimum daily requirement for carbohydrates?

  • Answer: ZERO.

That's right: we don't actually need to consume carbohydrates for health.


Meet your ancestor's famous fat burning food diet

Further down this page, you will come to the list of what constitutes the fat burning food diet, but first, in order to know why these foods work for weight loss, you may need a short history lesson. The cause of our contemporary epidemic of obesity cannot be genetic. This is actually good news: because if it has been environmental factors that have made us too fat, all we have to do is to reverse some of those factors.

Over-consumption of refined processed carbohydrates is a major cause of excess body fat, heart disease, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome (which, for example, affects one in five people in the United States), type 2 diabetes, some cancers, obesity, binge eating, food addictions, and other diet-related diseases.

If you are not sure what these foods are, you will find a page link awaiting you further down this page. This will provide you with a long list of refined processed carbohydrates that you may print out if you wish to and use as daily guidance.

Our hunter-gatherer ancestors before the First Agricultural Revolution, which occurred about 10,000 years ago, were neither overweight nor obese.

They had no need of weight loss diets and our ancestors did NOT consume refined processed carbohydrates. Those ancestors were fitter and leaner than we are. Not many of us would have been a match for them.

It is very difficult to fight Mother Nature. You were designed to eat unprocessed natural foods, which are the ones that yield the best fat burning results.

Our genes are 99.99% identical to those ancestors. In fact, less than 1/10th of 1% of our genes have changed in the last 10,000 years, which is a short time in terms of evolution. Hence, because our bodies are extremely similar to the bodies of our ancestors, many people experience health problems when consuming refined processed carbs, which are the foods characteristic of most civilized diets

When we begin to eat more of the natural foods our ancestors ate, and when we begin to move (exercise) more as they did, we naturally lose body fat. The fat burning food diet as discussed on this page is close to the natural foods that our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate.

As we stated earlier, if you are unsure what refined processed carbohydrates are, see our long list. You'll find the link to that page awaiting you towards the bottom of this page.

The awesome protein power of the fat burning food diet

Protein is what makes the best fat burning food diet so powerful!

Do you ever eat meals with less than 20 grams of proteins? Please don't. Ensure that the protein content of each meal is between 20 and 40 grams.

We recommend at least 1 gram of protein from natural sources per pound of lean body mass.

So, if you weigh 200 lbs. and your body fat percentage is 25%, consume at least 150 grams of protein daily.

Again, here are the two key ideas: proteins are fat burning foods, and carbohydrates promote fat storage.

Once you are clear about that, our other dietary recommendations quickly fall into place.

Get most or all of your proteins from natural sources. If you do, you'll also be consuming healthful fats.

What exactly are proteins from natural sources? They are similar to foods that our prehistoric ancestors ate. Further down this page you'll find the final list of what is included in the best fat burning food diet, but first, you need this outline:

Meat will be on our final list. If you can get it, the best is grass-fed cattle or beefalo such as ground meat or steaks (such as top sirloin or flank or chuck).

Fish will be on our final list. If you can get it, the best is wild-caught fin fish from the deep ocean. These include mackerel, herring, sockeye salmon, and Chilean sea bass. Lake trout from fresh water are also excellent.

Game meat is on the fat burning food diet list. If you can get it, the best are game animals like buffalo, deer, and elk, as well as meat from game birds such as wild turkey and pheasant.

Poultry and eggs will be on the best fat burning food diet. If you can get it, the best is poultry from free-range chickens and turkeys as well as free-range eggs.

Shellfish will be on our final list. Lobster, shrimp, scallops, crabs, and mussels and all excellent.

Obviously, on a fat burning food diet there are plenty of different kinds of foods from natural sources that are wonderful sources of protein as well as healthful fats.

What is not part of the best fat burning food diet

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are not part of the fat burning food diet. They will not be on our list. Therefore, on most days, keep your carb intake from all sources to 25 grams or less from (preferably organic) low carbohydrate vegetables and low carbohydrate fruits such as berries.

Why?

It's not just that carbs are unnecessary for excellent health. It's also that consuming too many refined processed carbs is a major cause of the diseases of civilization such as coronary heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, some types of cancer, insulin resistance, and more diet-related diseases.

To avoid carbohydrate cravings, eat every 3 to 5 waking hours. This prevents hunger and minimizes food cravings.

Dairy Products

Dairy products are not part of the fat burning food diet. They are not natural fat burning foods. Even though low-fat or non-fat dairy products are protein sources, they contain lactose and lack fiber. Even if you do appear to tolerate them well, consider reducing their use or eliminating them.

The fat burning food diet and cheat days

This graphic is a man with an impish grin about to eat a large dessert

Once a week, have a cheat day, which means one cheat meals in one day (provided that your physician approves in advance). It's not only a psychological break, it also signals your body that you are not starving.

Although even then it's important to stop eating when hunger disappears (as opposed to when you feel stuffed), get plenty of calories (over 2100 for women and 2300 for men) on a cheat day.

Diabetes Foods and Carbohydrates

If you are diabetic, having a cheat meal is not a good idea. Why? What you are trying to do by cheating is to restore your level of the hormone leptin to normal so your body does not go into starvation mode.


However, leptin and insulin rise and fall together. So the cheat meal will also spike insulin. This is an example of why we always recommend getting the advice of your personal physician before changing your dietary or exercise habits.

Remember, carbs are not a fat burning food diet

Focus on this:

Carbohydrate is not a fat burning food diet..

Except on a weekly cheat day, eliminate all high-carb foods like pastries, sweets, candy, soda, sugar, products containing sugar, fruit juices, bread, cakes, biscuits, cookies, pasta, pizza, grains, breakfast cereals, potatoes, chips, etc.

On non-cheat days, make sure that you get your carbs only from (preferably organic) vegetables or berries. It's usually best to minimize consumption of (modern) fruits other than berries. In particular, stop consuming refined processed carbs. Except on cheat day, really focus on consuming 25 grams or less of them daily.


Measure carbohydrate intake accurately and record it.

The older you are, the smaller your carbohydrate intake may have to be.

So (unless you have a medical condition that would exclude this), plenty of proteins from natural sources and, on most days, low carbs is the way to go for most people on a fat burning food diet.

Here are some of our web pages that you'll find very helpful in relation to low carbohydrate foods:

  • The Paleo Diet Foods List
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low Carb Foods List.
  • Low Carb Vegetables Chart
  • Li

(You'll be able to find them all listed on the sitemap.)

You may also wish to read chapter 10 of Paul Crane's The Ultimate Fat Burning Diet Primer. A ketogenic diet is usually the very fastest way to use a fat burning food diet to achieve your desired percentage of body fat.

Here is the final list for the fat burning food diet

This is what the ultimate fat burning food diet looks like. Your list may vary a little according to the country you live in, the name of the various cuts of meat, and the types of fish available. The overall message, however, is that these types of protein make the very best fat burning food diet.

Fish. Fin fish are excellent. Oily fish from the deep ocean are the best. Here are five examples:

  • Chilean sea bass
  • Herring
  • Mackerel
  • Sockeye salmon
  • Trout
  • Other fish. Here are examples:

  • Cod
  • John Dory
  • Monkfish
  • Haddock
  • Hake
  • Halibut
  • Sea Bass
  • Trench
  • Turbot
  • Shellfish. Here are a few examples:

  • Crab
  • Lobster
  • Mussels
  • Prawns
  • Shrimp
  • Scallops
  • Lean beef (preferably from grass-fed animals). Here are some examples:

  • Lean ground/minced beef
  • Chuck steak
  • Flank steak
  • Joints of beef
  • London broil
  • Fillet steak
  • Top sirloin steak
  • Rump streak
  • Game meat: This was the staple of our ancestors. This is also excellent. Here are five examples:

  • Bison (buffalo)
  • Elk
  • Pheasant
  • Venison
  • Wild turkey
  • Lamb. Here are examples:

  • Lean lamb burgers
  • Lean ground/minced lamb
  • Lamb chops
  • Lamb steaks
  • Joints of lamb.
  • Poultry and eggs. Here are examples:

  • Bowling fowl
  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Turkey
  • Ground/minced chicken or turkey
  • Eggs from free range chickens or enriched omega-3
  • Ducks eggs, and other eggs.

There you have the proteins for a fat burning food diet.

There are other fat burning foods such as goat meat and pork, which you may want to add to this list (but pork can be hard to digest for many people).

Fats good and fats bad for a fat burning diet

There's been too much concern about saturated fats. Saturated fats are not fat burning foods, but your body actually requires some. Mostly, fats are inert. If you are otherwise eating as we suggest, don't worry about them unless your blood lipid profile indicates a need to do so.

Trans Fats

Are you ingesting any trans-fats? If so, eliminate them. In particular, don't eat any processed food with the words 'partially hydrogenated' in the ingredients list. Trans-fats are dangerous and not part of the fat burning food diet.

Junk Food

Except on cheat day, have you permanently eliminated high-fat junk foods such as fried foods (including kettle and potato chips), ice cream, bacon, sausage, hot dogs, and fast food hamburgers? These are not for a fat burning diet!

Essential Fatty Acids

Are you getting each day a sufficient supply of essential fatty acids? These are very important. We suggest 2 grams of high-quality fish oil daily.

More tips for the best fat burning food diet

If you are following the recommendations here on our website and achieving a body fat reduction each week, you are doing excellently. Just keep right on doing what you are doing.

Since a given volume of muscle is heavier than a given volume of fat, don't worry about your body weight. You are losing body fat if you have to notch your belt tighter. You are gaining body fat if you have to loosen your belt.

Use plastic calipers twice a month to track your percentage of body fat. If, however, you are achieving a reduction of less than 1 pound of body fat weekly, or if you are stuck on a weight loss plateau, you have an important opportunity to learn more about what works for you.

This website will help you determine what you could be doing better. Then you can make the adjustments. One of the most important adjustments you can make involves your fat burning food diet protein consumption and your carbohydrate intake. The second important adjustment that you can make is exercise.

This page has provided you with many important specific suggestions about the fat burning food diet. For important suggestions with respect to fat burning exercises, see the relevant page. You will the link to that page listed on our site map/index.

Together, the fat burning food diet and the fat burning exercise enable you to optimize your efforts to burn body fat!

Whether you only want to do brisk walking or you are interested in strength training and intense fitness exercise, we have clear, step-by-step instructions to help you. Start with our page on Exercises for Weight loss. You will find the link to that page listed on our site map/index.

Further help: pages related to the fat burning food diet

Now that you know about the fat burning food diet, to further your understanding you may wish to use the page links below. One link leads to the full list of refined processed carbohydrates [to eliminated or avoid, apart from a rare treat] and the other link leads to our page about fat burning exercises.


Processed Carbohydrates



Fat Burning Exercises



Recommended books for the fat burning food diet

The following book recommendations are available at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, usually in Kindle and paperback form, and sometimes as hardbacks. If you gained useful information from the fat burning food diet and wish to improve your eating habits further, the following books are highly recommended.

  • A. Wright and D. E. Bradford, BELLY FAT BLAST: HOW TO LOSE STOMACH FAT FAST WITHOUT HUNGER!
  • D. E. Bradford, COMPULSIVE OVEREATING HELP: HOW YOU CAN STOP FOOD CRAVINGS, FOOD ADDICTION, OR EMOTIONAL EATING IN 6 SIMPLE STEPS!

  • D. E. Bradford, HOW TO EAT LESS -- EASILY!

  • Bennett & Sinatra's SUGAR SHOCK!
  • Braly & Hoggan, DANGEROUS GRAINS

On most pages of our website, we aim to recommend the very best books available according to the topic of each page. We endeavor to make the best suggestions based on experience and our many, many years of research in the field of health and fitness. We suggest only books that we have read and can wholly commend.






Here is a newspaper article, based on scientific research, about

The Potential Risks in the Over-consumption of Fructose in Fruit or Fruit Juices.



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