Eat Yourself Skinny Diet
Think you need to starve yourself to burn fat and lose weight? Think again…
I’m reviewing the most effective dieting strategies to eat yourself skinny. If hunger spikes and cravings are your biggest challenge to dieting success, listen up.
It all comes down to making smart food choices. While many foods cause you to gain weight (or make it difficult for you to lose it), many other foods actually boost your metabolism and help you burn off more fat and calories. By eating these foods, you can totally avoid starvation while dieting. In fact, you can actually eat more food on this diet and still lose weight!
So here it is…the diet plan that actually lets you eat more!
The Eat Yourself Skinny Diet Plan
This diet plan is all about your metabolism. Aside from exercise, boosting your metabolism is the only way you can still eat more and lose weight.
Here’s what you need to do…
Get Healthy about Eating
First, you need to get serious about the basic principles of healthy eating. Cut out the fat and sugar, increase your intake of healthy fats, and go with whole food options whenever possible.
To help you get started with the basics, read my Clean Eating Diet here. I also recommend reducing your carbohydrate intake to 3 or 4 servings a day (or less) on this diet. It’s all about making the right choices.
Change How Often You Eat
Once you have the basics down, you need to adjust how often you eat. Rather than restricting your meals to 3 or 4 a day, you need to eat more often, about every 3 hours at least or 6 meals a day. This will keep your metabolism revved up and actually get you burning more fat and calories.
Part of this strategy involves food timing. Always make sure you get a good breakfast with protein (about 20 grams), healthy carbs, and a serving of either fruit or vegetables. This will help jumpstart your metabolism.
Over the day, slowly reduce your intake of carbs, sugar, and any foods that contain fat (even if they’re low in fat). This will improve the likelihood of burning off these extra calories earlier in the day, when you’re more active.
Eat Foods that Boost Metabolism
To really eat yourself skinny, you need to start getting really smart about the food you eat.
Sticking to a whole foods diet will help keep your glycemic index on track and prevent unwanted hunger spikes. But many foods have a higher thermogenic factor, which means they’re better at boosting metabolism and help your body burn off more fat and calories.
Here’s what to eat MORE of – so you can totally eat yourself to weight loss:
- Lean protein (fish, chicken)
- Eggs and egg whites
- Whole grains
- Green vegetables (raw or steamed are best)
- Leafy greens
- Fresh herbs
- Extra virgin coconut oil – check out Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil
- Nuts (almonds and pistachios are best)
- Seeds (pumpkin seeds, chia seeds) – check out Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds
- Fruits high in antioxidants (like blueberries)
- Spicy foods (peppers, etc.)
- Green tea (matcha green tea works best) – check out Magic Matcha Green Tea
- Coffee and espresso (without the sugar and cream)
- Natural source sweeteners like honey and stevia
Many of the foods that help you lose more weight can be found on the paleo diet. Read my Paleo Diet Food List for more great metabolism-boosting options.
Sound simple? It is, but you really have to commit yourself to making the right choices. Eating yourself requires some discipline, but if you can do it right, you’ll be able to eat more – and that improves your chances of dieting success. Go ahead and start eating yourself skinny!
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