From a dietary perspective, burning fat is relatively simple. One guideline that I give to my clients is the three “F”’s: Fiber, Fat, and Fructose(sugar).
The foods most optimum for burning fat and improving overall health are foods that are high in FIBER, low in FAT, and are low or absent of high FRUCTOSE corn syrup and other sugars.
Following the three “F”’s will help you get a major head start on your journey towards your health and fitness goal by boosting metabolism, raising energy levels and minimizing over-eating.
Here are a few healthy snack ideas to get you started. Most of these ingredients you probably already have. If not, they are affordable and easily acquired at your nearest grocery store.
Low Sugar Cereal Trail Mix
An easy-to-make snack for on-the-go. Stuffed with fiber and protein, and just the right amount of sweetness.
2 Cups of your favorite high fiber, low sugar cereal
1/2 Cup of almonds
1/2 Cup of rasins (or other dried fruit)
1/2 Pack of M&M’s
Peanut Butter Morning Milkshake
A great protein packed, low fat morning snack to give you a boost throughout your day.
-2.5 Cups low fat milk
-1/2 cup peanut butter
-1/2 cup chopped kale or spinach
-a small amount of honey
Combine ingredients in a blender and enjoy
Refreshing Fruit Salad
An awesome mid-day snack, or after dinner dessert
-Diced Fruit (Fresh, or canned in light syrup)
-Granola or your favorite high fiber low sugar cereal
-A bit of honey
Combine ingredients in a bowl, top with fat free whipped cream and enjoy!