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17 Key Foods For Weight Loss

August 31, 2014

1. Almond Milk

Weight Controlling Nutrient- Calcium

There are 17  key foods for weight loss and Almond Milk which contains high amounts of calcium, is number one. Almond milk has 50% more calcium than dairy milk. Calcium is essential for weight loss because it helps oxidize (burn) fat cells. Keep a lot of almonds and almond milk in your diet to control your weight. I recommend 2-4 servings daily of an almond based food.

2. Sweet Potato

Weight Controlling Nutrient- Lipoic Acid

Our body is literally made of Lipoic Acid. This important anti-oxidant is found in every cell in your body. It’s job is to attack and separate waste products from the body’s process of converting food into energy (metabolizing). Sweet potatoes are definitely a super food and should be a staple in your diet.

3. Broccoli

Weight Controlling Nutrient- Chromium

Chromium will make the body more sensitive to insulin. Insulin plays a large role in helping the body burn fat and increase lean muscle. If you want to turn your body into a fat burning machine, eat plenty of broccoli!

4. Shitake Mushrooms

Weight Controlling Nutrient – Vitamin B5

Mushrooms are very high in Vitamin B5. When you increase B5 intake you activate lipoprotein lipase (an enzyme that helps burn fat cells). Vitamin B5 also will reduce your hunger when lowering calories to lose weight. I am personally not a fan of mushrooms, but a good alternate for Vitamin B5 is white fish like Trout.

5. Tree Nuts

Weight Controlling Nutrient- Magnesium

Walnuts, pecans, pistachios, almonds, and cashews are the most popular tree nuts. Tree nuts are also high in fat and in calories so be careful on how many you eat per day. If you are drinking a lot of almond milk, reduce your intake of other tree nuts. 4 servings of tree nuts per day is good to maintain weight and give your body sufficient amounts of calcium.

6. Grass Fed and Finished Beef

Weight Controlling Nutrient- Glutamine

It is important that the red meat you eat was humanly treated. Grass fed and finished beef means the cow lived the life he was intended to live. Eating grass for its entire life until death by human means with out getting “bulked” up with grains. Mass produced meat is found in large chain stores, most communities have access to health food stores like Whole Foods.

7. Natural Ground Turkey (97%)

Weight Controlling Nutrient – Cysteine

It is important that the red meat you eat was humanly treated. Grass fed and finished beef means the cow lived the life he was intended to live. Eating grass for its entire life until death by human means with out getting “bulked” up with grains. Mass produced meat is found in large chain stores, most communities have access to health food stores like Whole Foods.

8. Oranges and Grapefruit(All Citrus Fruits)

Weight Controlling Nutrient – Inositol

Sometimes known as Vitamin B8. Grapefruit is the most common source with 480 miligrams in an 8 ounce serving. The only citrus fruit without this nutrient is Lemons. Freezing or canning fruit will decrease inositol content so eat fresh whenever you can!

9. Cage Free Eggs

Weight Controlling Nutrient – Vitamin B3

It is important to your health to consume cage free eggs that are laid by cage free animals. Vitamin B3 increases a weight loss hormone secreted by fat cells known as adiponectin. Eggs should be a staple in your diet, especially if it is your goal to gain lean muscle.

10. Wild Caught Salmon

Weight Controlling Nutrient – Vitamin A

Vitamin A is prevalent in a lot of real foods, but most prevalent in Salmon. Vitamin A enhances the expression of genes that reduce a human’s tendency to store food as fat. Vitamin A can also reduce the size of your fat cells. It is important to get wild caught salmon as opposed to farm raised for the same reasons as red meat and eggs.

11. Raw Seeds

Weight Controlling Nutrient – Vitamin E

Vitamin E does something pretty cool when it comes to reducing your body fat. It actual inhibits pre-fat cells from changing into mature fat cells, thus speeding up metabolism of fat cells themselves. Raw seeds like chia seeds and flax seeds are a great source of Vitamin E.

12. Beef Liver

Weight Controlling Nutrient – Vitamin D

Sounds kinda gross, right? Well it isn’t if you cook it right! Otherwise I would agree. But regardless of taste, Liver meat is highly saturated with Vitamin D. You can also get ample amount of Vitamin D from oranges, cheese, egg yolks, and orange juice. Your metabolism won’t function properly without it Vitamin D!

13. Herbs (Dried and Fresh)

Weight Controlling Nutrient – Vitamin K

Poor Vitamin K is linked to an excess in fat tissue. Vitamin K helps your body metabolize sugars so it is important to have! Basil, mint, sage, thyme, and parsley are great sources of Vitamin K. Who doesn’t like a little spice in their life?

14. Spinach

Weight Controlling Nutrient – Zinc

Zinc is essential for secretion of the hormone, Leptin, which is heavily responsible for regulating appetite. I like to add Spinach to any liquid protein shake. I don’t really enjoy the taste of spinach so masking it with my Shaklee 180 Shake is the best way to get it in.

15. Asparagus

Weight Controlling Nutrient – Asparagine

Asparagus is my favorite! The amino acid in this dark green vegetable, Asparagine, increases insulin sensitivity which helps the body store energy in muscle stead of storing it as body fat. Asparagus also works as a natural diuretic to draw water and toxicity from the cells. Having asparagus with salmon for dinner is an excellent way to keep your leptin levels high, your insulin sensitivity high, and your body fat down!

16. Avocado

Weight Controlling Nutrient – Biotin

Biotin not only helps reduce the amount of body fat on you, but will also work to maintain a good standing with an array of health measurements. Avocados will help stabilize your blood sugar and improve your glycemic control. Avocado is also known as the “beauty fruit” as it’s essential fatty acids help to increase strength in hair, skin, and internal organ integrity.

17. Bison Meat

Weight Controlling Nutrient – Carnitine

Found in virtually all of your body’s cells, Carnitine is essential to your health. Critics may say that eating red meat increases bad cholesterol and is bad for the heart. This notion would be true if mass produced, MSG filled, steroid enhanced cattle were all humans are consuming. Buffalo only gets processed one way, not at all! It is illegal for these animals to be treated in any inhuman fashion. You can always guarantee that Bison is healthy to a heart and detrimental to your body fat.



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