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12 Easy Tips to Turn on Fat-Burning Conditions:
7 Fat-Burning Conditions
Employ the following fat-burning strategies to turn on the above seven conditions:
Science has demonstrated that many herbs, fruits, and legumes do not readily lead to the storing of body fat. Rather, they lead to the burning of more calories than they supply and are called negative-calorie foods. These foods, of all foods, are believed to best support the seven fat-burning conditions above. Some of these foods burn up to twice as many calories as they supply, while at the same time they are rich sources of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidant strength. Most Americans today maintain bodies that are in a chronic fat-storing state, but centering diet on these negative-calorie foods help the body to maintain the preceding seven important fat-burning conditions while supplying the body with important vital reserves. The following is a list of these foods:
Vegetables: Most all vegetables, except high-calorie vegetables such as yams and sweet potatoes. Enjoy the following veggies:
Fruits: all berries, apples, cantaloupe, cranberries, grapefruit, kiwi fruit, lemon, lime, mango, nectarines, oranges, papaya, peaches, pinapples, raspberries, rhubarb, tangerines, and watermelon. Eating them whole and not blended better sustains fat-burning conditions.
Sprouted and Cooked Legumes or Pulses: Sprouted lentils, mung beans, and adzuki beans are fat burning foods, as are cooked legumes such as black beans, pinto beans, white beans, and so forth.
Oatmeal is also a food that leads to the greater burning of fat because of its ability to cause satiation with relatively few calories.
Brown Rice is not listed as a fat-burning food, but it is a good grain to use to compliment known fat-burning foods. It can be added to a simple salad to create a pleasant and satisfying meal.
Wild Salmon is not known as a fat-burning food, but neither does it readily turn on a fat-storing condition when limited to a sparing intake of 3 to 4 ounces. If you choose to include animal-based foods in your diet, wild Salmon is especially helpful during colder weather months. It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and is also a good source of vitamins D and B-12.
Strategy 2: Short-Term Fasting One Day Per Week
Fat-burning conditions above are most easily achieved by withholding nutritional inputs one day per week for 18 to 24 hours. Many great advances toward developing a healthier body occur while fasting one day per week. And it is proven to be a wonderful and safe lifetime habit for most people. It enhances one's health more than any other single activity. Even after a person reaches ideal body weight, unwanted substances that are hard for the body to eliminate enter the body through the foods we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the hectic lives we live. Short-term intermittent fasting one day per week from the evening meal of one day to the evening meal of the next day (drinking water and unsweetened herbal teas alone) helps to release unwanted substances, toxins, and other wastes from the fat and tissues and helps to restore and maintain vitality and strength.
Gandhi said, "All the vitality and energy I have comes to me because my body is purified by fasting." Recent science has demonstrated that short-term intermittent fasting of 18 to 24 hours does not slow down metabolism or lead to the lost of muscle mass. Rather it enhances both! And because the first six of the above seven fat-burning conditions are enhanced during short-term fasting, you will want to come to enjoy this lifetime habit.
Success employing this strategy as weight-management tool requires that at the conclusion of any short-term fast that you do not to overeat, but eat only as much as you would in any other single meal. See Original Fast Foods for longer fast instructions and for instructions for diabetics, pregnant, or nursing women and for those who have any of the genetic conditions described in Original Fast Foods.
Strategy 3: Role of Starches
Legumes, starchy vegetables, and grains each contribute to a healthful diet. Avoid all processed versions of these foods and only eat them whole. Legumes most easily sustain proper blood-sugar levels which leads to satisfaction over several hours and are considered to be among the fat-burning foods. Eat a large serving of sprouted or cooked legumes (beans, Mung beans, lentils, adzuki beans, etc.) daily. During periods of weight loss limit intake of starchy vegetables and grains to 1 cup each. For example, one cup of mashed potato and 1 cup of brown rice. The most friendly of the starchy vegetables are yams, sweet potatoes, and all varieties of squashes. When you are physically very active, use more starchy vegetables. If you spend a lot of work time sitting, then limit the starches to one cup per day and eat considerably more non-starchy vegetables.
Strategy 4: Juice or Smoothie Fasting
The body is designed to cleanse and purify itself. Sound whole-food nutritional inputs, regular exercise, and good sleep enable the body to cleanse without employing today's juice- and smoothie-feasting extremes. It is sufficient to simply drink more water. Fruit juice is a concentrated sugar source and smoothies are blended so thoroughly that they absorb into the bloodstream many times faster than their whole-food counter parts that are chewed and swallowed. Faster is not better in most all cases, and we are better off respecting nature's natural digestive rates. We do not recommend long-term juice or smoothie fasts. However, as a smoothie dessert here or there, or devoting a day every now and then to drink fresh-pressed juices can give the digestive system renewing rest, and can also give you a break now and then from prepping and preparing meals. But on the whole, enjoy such juices as sparing compliments to an otherwise whole foods diet.
Fast from whole foods one day per week while drinking water, herbal teas, fresh fruit and vegetables juices, and vegetables broths alone. More prolonged fasting in this manner can be beneficial to the body if the use of fresh juices is complimented abundantly with pure water, herbal teas, and vegetables broths.
Because of how swiftly fresh juices enter the bloodstream, always sip and savor fresh-pressed juices over a two-hour period or longer, sipping first some juice, and then some water, herbal tea, or vegetable broth, and alternate back and forth.
The fast absorption of nutrients is detrimental for diabetics and others who suffer from insulin resistance, which is over 98 percent of today's population. By sipping fresh juices slowly over time, interspersing the non-sugared drinks mentioned above, you will overcome unnecessary blood sugar spikes that will turn your body into a fat-storing machine, and will turn-off the fat-burning conditions you want to maintain. Always sip and savor rather than guzzle and gulp drinks that are high in natural sugars. See the following link to consider various recipes to help you better hydrate:
Other Slenderizing Secrets: To further enhance natural fat-burning conditions elucidated above be sure to also study and employ the following non-food recommendations:
Each of these has a profound impact upon the overall health of the body. Learning to create a healthful balance of proper diet, sound exercise, proper sleep, adequate outdoor time, deep breathing, and a peaceful and loving spirit cannot be over-emphasized. We are fist spirt and then body; our bodies are meant to become tabernacles wherein God's glory abides. Anything that leads us to compromise our mortal tabernacle and its ability to be a fit dwelling place for God's spirit tends to disrupt our vitality and overall health.
Where does Greek Yogurt fit in here? Is it best as a maintenance food? or can it be used daily for slenderizing?
Animal-based foods such as yogurt do not inhibit weight loss, so long as they are not overeaten. While they are not essential, they might be helpful to you Julie if you limit their use to about 200 calories.
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