Fat burning meal cheats
The term 'cheat' is being used a lot lately. While it used to have a negative connotation, these days to 'cheat' is to find a quicker, easier and more effective method for achieving a goal.
There are food cheats (like placing a handful of cherry tomatoes between two plates and using a knife to halve them all in one fell swoop), and as I'll share with you today, fat loss cheats.
Fat loss cheats are ways of doing everyday things, like eating, in a way that promotes fat loss and blocks fat storage. Sounds pretty good, right?! Here are my 7 most effective Fat Burning Meal cheats...
Fat Loss Cheat #1: Cauliflower Rice
Serve shredded, sautéed cauliflower as rice, rather than traditional brown or white rice. This simple cheat will save you hundreds of calories per meal and will leave you no less satisfied. You can even add your favourite spices and flavour additions as you do with traditional rice.
Fat Loss Cheat #2: Vegetable Noodles
There are many ways to create and enjoy noodles made from vegetables, rather than noodles made from grains. The veggie noodles are a hundred times less fattening than grain-based noodles, so what are you waiting for?! Use a spiral slicer to turn courgettes or butternut squash into noodles; bake a spaghetti squash and scrape out those nature-made noodles; or simply use a traditional veggie peeler to create long noodle strips from courgettes.
Fat Loss Cheat #3: Lettuce Wrapped
By simply replacing your sliced bread for large pieces of lettuce, you’ll quickly eliminate a couple hundred calories from each meal. Once you get used to the crunch of the lettuce you’ll enjoy your new style of sandwich and burger even more than the traditional way.
Fat Loss Cheat #4: Protein Powder
Did you know that protein powder can be used in many recipes to increase the protein and reduce the carbs? Replace a portion of the flour in your pancakes with high quality protein powder and you’ll see how delicious it tastes while being so much healthier for you.
Fat Loss Cheat #5: Coconut Oil
Replace the vegetable oil in your kitchen with coconut oil, and enjoy benefits such as increased fat burning and reduced appetite. In addition, you’ll be avoiding the pitfalls of other, less healthy oils and fats. Coconut oil can be used in virtually any recipe – both hob top and baking.
Fat Loss Cheat #6: Wholesome Sweeteners
Throw the refined sugar out of your kitchen and replace it with any one of these wholesome sweeteners: coconut sugar, raw honey, pure maple syrup, or pitted dates. By getting your sweet fix from these wholesome, real food sweeteners you’ll be taking in fewer calories and there will be less of an impact on your blood sugar, which will result in less fat stored.
Fat Loss Cheat #7: Water
Replace high calorie beverages with crystal clear water. This simple cheat could quite possibly change your life. If high calories, sugar-laden drinks make up a significant part of your daily calories then switching to water will swiftly induce fat loss. Start using these Fat Burning Meal Cheats today and enjoy a leaner physique. Let me know when your jeans start to feel loose around the waist!
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Easy Chopped Chicken Salad
If you haven’t yet added frittatas to your dinner menu then here’s the perfect recipe to start with. While this recipe calls for kale and tomatoes, frittatas can be made with whatever vegetables and meat you have on hand, simply chopped and thrown in to the egg mixture. It’s a great way to eat low carb and high protein. Enjoy!
Here’s what you need…
- 6 eggs
- 4 egg whites
- ¾ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 3 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 cups kale, destemmed and chopped
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a large bowl whisk the eggs, egg whites, sea salt, black pepper, nutritional yeast and oregano.
- Coat an 8-inch oven-safe skillet with the olive oil. Place over medium heat and add the kale and tomatoes. Cook for 4 minutes, until soft. Swirl in the egg mixture then remove from heat.
- Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until set, about 20 minutes. Slice into wedges and serve. Enjoy!
One serving equals: 116 calories, 5g fat, 323mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate, 2g fibre, and 12g protein
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