Oh No! Summer is coming and bating suit season is just about here. What do we do with those extra stubborn pounds that we cannot seem to lose? Taking fish oil as well as making minor adjustments…yes I said MINOR, to your menu can help you shed those pounds before D-DAY. Many people tell you that taking fish oil capsules everyday can help improve a variety of health issues and prevent certain diseases from occurring. However, is your fish oil enough to accomplish all of that? After doing a bunch of research from a variety of resources I came upon something that can actually help enhance the effects of fish oil making it more effective. By combining high dose fish oil supplements with the Zone Diet can help you see results twice as fast, both in improving overall health as well as losing weight. Keep in mind that fish oil does have a blood thinning effect, so check with your doctor before taking high doses.
1. Replace Omega-6 Fats with Monosaturated Fats. Instead of eating corn, soybean, sunflower and safflower oils, have extra virgin olive and sesame oils, nuts, seeds, nut butters and avocados. The switch of simply changing your fats greatly reduces the bodys ability to create fat by depriving the toxic fat of its basic building blocks – omega-6 fats. Weight loss could be kick started in as little as three days!
2. Reach for low-glycemic foods. High glycemic foods increase insulin by the body which causes weight gain. Reducing your high glycemic food carbs and starchy veggies such as corn, potatoes and peas, can cut insulin by up to 22%. Thats been proven to help women in particular lose 10 pounds in 14 days!
3. Include protein in every meal. By doing so will increase the release of pancreatic polypepide, a hormone that promotes a feeling of fullness. Protein rich foods stimulate the pancreas to release a hormone that encourages the burning of stored fat for energy. A great way t burn calories without being on a restricted diet.
Some people feel overwhelmed when they think of “dieting” or having to change the way they eat in order to lose the weight. Well below is a sample menu of what you may want to incorporate into your menu to help kick start the process.
Sample Day to Slimdown
Breakfast – Try scrambled eggs made with 2 eggs and 4 egg whites or 1/2 Cup egg substitute, 3/4 tsp. olive oil and 1 tsp. milk (can use non-fat). 3 strips of turkey bacon, 1/2 slice of rye toast with 1 tsp. natural peanut butter, 1 Cup of grapes.
Lunch – 1 halved whole wheat mini pita topped with tomato sauce, 3 oz. lean ground beef sauteed with bell peppers and onions, and 1 oz. low fat cheese (broil until melted), side of lettuce and fresh veggies with olive oil and vinegar.
Snack – 1oz. part skim mozzarella string cheese, 1/2 apple with 1/2 tsp natural peanut butter.
Dinner – 3oz. chicken cutlet with 1/2 Cup of salsa, 3 Tbs. guacamole and sprinkle low fat cheese, 1 1/2 Cups green beans and 1 Cup of berries.
Snack – 4oz. wine, 1oz. cheese