The next 48 hours are crucial on continuing my FAT LOSS run.
Typically, I save my cheats days for the weekend, but let’s talk honestly.
SuperBowl night, more than likely, I’ll see a great deal of savory temptations. Experience tells me there probably be a few pizzas, chips with dip, only carbonated drinks, and piles of other poor choices to eat from.
Wise counsel suggests this is the exact time of year when forward momentum stops.
How will I make this work for me?
Keep portion sizes under control.
I’ll go to my buddies with full realization of the goals I set for myself. Using discipline, I understand food doesn’t control me. On the contrary, I decide what and how much of what I eat.
That’s where I’ll direct all my focus.
And maybe, it’ll benefit to bring a bag of carrots, just in case.
Let me guess.
The alarm didn’t go off?
Kids, acting up and didn’t want to get dress?
You got a flat on your way to work?
I’m not a big breakfast eater?
Excuses. Excuses. Excuses.
We, on the whole, can come up with the easiest and sometimes craziest excuses to forgo a nutritious breakfast.
If our jobs depended for us to eat healthy for bonuses, raises, and promotions, how many of you would reconsider your meal selections?
Ask yourself that question. Then, think about it. Hmmmm…
However, what if I said at times when you believed you were making the right choice, in actuality, you were bamboozled!
Can you imagine that? (Hopefully, you sense my sarcasm.)
A product glorified as a healthy choice, yet, once dissected unravels a whole different story.
Calories in Low Fat Blueberry Muffin
Now granted, we all have been guilty of walking into one of our favorite morning places (you know the kind that serves premium coffee and an eye-popping selection of pastries) and thought, “Let me grab something quick to put in my stomach – it’s better than nothing!”
Well – is it better than nothing?
The nutrition facts above are real and show (while also tell) me different.
Still can’t figure it out?
Let me help you.
Most fat in muffins comes from plant oils, which are rich sources of “good” fats–the unsaturated fats that are healthy for the heart. When the fat’s cut back, what’s left? White flour and sugar-refined carbohydrates that the body breaks down in a flash, leading to a rapid rise in blood sugar and insulin, followed by a rapid drop, and an all-too-quick return of the hunger pangs that led you to eat that muffin in the first place. It’s a perfect recipe for weight gain, masquerading as a “better-for-you” choice
Nutrition Source Harvard School of Public Health
And if that doesn’t get your attention how about the fact since low-fat choices, typically, aren’t as flavorful as their full-fat counterparts, makers are quite heavy on the salt. Check it out for yourself.
What are your options?
In, BETTER THAN YOUR BREAKFAST CEREAL, BAGEL, OR TOAST, I share with you three QUICK ways to get not only something to fill your tummy, more so, powerfully packed NUTRITIOUS selections that’ll last you until way after you hit the pavement running.
Since, you’re at this point you might as well check it. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain (except weight).
Here’s your answer: BETTER THAN YOUR BREAKFAST CEREAL, BAGEL, OR TOAST
Majority of homes are scattered with chips, cookies, and other sweets. If you’re reading this because you’re a person or family working towards a healthier LIFESTYLE, you have to get rid of these items first. Your mind and flesh are too weak for avoidance. In doing so, you’re forced to make smarter choices. Thereby, leaving your one cheat day as a means to satisfy your crave.
Speaking from experience:
Once I created my “smart kitchen“, no sweets allowed, that’s when my efforts showed results, a 50 lbs. WEIGHT LOSS.
As I merrily walk around the organic and natural section, while grocery shopping, I ventured down one aisle too many.
Just a mere feet, stacked up so neatly, were the cookies, crackers, and bread. Plus, a few aisles away shelved the pastas and cereals. Mostly, if not all, overloaded with refined flour. Many carbs in the supermarkets today do more harm than good. And that’s one of the biggest reason just about EVERY country’s obesity rate is on the rise.
Aren’t I suppose to have some carbs in my diet?”
Yes, you definitely need carbs in your daily life. In fact, carbs are used by your body to produce blood sugar, which your body uses for energy and proper brain function.
Eliminating outright or eating low carbs is outrageous. This will only result in you lacking energy, mental clarity, and focus.
A great carb source with tons of fiber, vitamins, minerals, AND calorie friendly are fruits (primarily antioxidant packed berries) and green leafy vegetables.
Carbs are SUCH an important part of this entire weight loss process.
Notice earlier I made no specific distinction between carbs like breads and pastas. This wasn’t a mistake because there are acclaimed “healthy foods”, which contribute to NOT losing fat.
• Whole wheat bread
• Whole grain pasta
• so called “healthy cereals”
• Whole grain crackers
Unfortunately, these particular items labeled “healthy” when they hit your system turn into sugars and either add to weight gain or impede weight loss.
Likewise, nutrtion experts say, it is impossible to lose fat without eating fat.
Fats needed to lose Fat:
• Real butter
• Whole eggs
• Coconut oil
• Raw nuts
I can promise you one thing: If you pick the “right carbs”, you’ll start to see the weight drop off a lot faster than ANYTHING else you do!