22Sep, 2009

The 5 Fat Burning Foods You are NOT Eating

It has been a whirlwind of a 2 weeks for me.

Some good…some bad.

I broke up with my girlfriend not so long ago and I’m just starting to get back onto focusing on my life.  It sucked but it had to be done.

Sometimes life throws you massive curve balls that you don’t expect but I know that when I look back on this experience I will be glad it happened.

I’m already experiencing the benefits of being a “single” man in more ways than one.  I got time to focus on my business, spend time with family & friends and I have a lot more freedom than ever to do the things I want to do.  Which is good and bad if I think about it 😉

Now I’m not saying that I am a complete robot with no emotion.

I mean breaking up with someone that you thought you would be with for a long time is one of the hardest things to do.  I was really hurt for a long time.

But one of the biggest advantages I have my brain to be able to put things into perspective.

I mean first of all, I’m still fairly young guy at 29 years old with the whole world in front of me.  I have great friends and a great family.  And compared to other situations (like my mom passing away) in my life….this is pretty small when I think about it.

And….I’m doing something I absolutely love while helping people make positive changes in their lives.  What is there really to be sad about?

Don’t get me wrong as I still have a lot of love for my ex.  But…

It really just goes to show that you can always find a positive out of every negative situation you find yourself in.  You just gotta look for it.  And look harder if you can’t find it.

Anyways enough about my life…how are you doing?

Are you exercising right now or do you fall off after a summer of partying?

Are you eating the way you want or have you taken on a couple of unhealthy habits along the way?

Are you still focused on your goals or just going through the paces?

I know I sound like a broken record but you are either growing or regressing at this very moment…there are not in-betweens.

When I talk to my boot camp members the most popular thing they ask me is what kind of foods to eat to lose fat.  I have to say that they are on the right track because it is not just about eating 5 times a day.

It’s about eating the RIGHT foods 5 times a day.

Start with this list and start integrating them into your foods immediately!

1. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne triggers a thermodynamic burn, meaning it will slightly increase your heart rate and metabolism. Other spicy foods can have a similiar effect to help you burn extra calories.

2. Milk

You might already be drinking milk, but don’t underestimate the metabolic effects of all dairy. Protein has a high thermal effect—it burns more calories when being digested than either carbohydrates or fat. What’s more, protein also helps build muscle, which in turn increases your metabolism.

3. Cinnamon

Cinnamon helps you metabolize sugar. In turn, your body’s decreased blood sugar level can reduce the amount of sugar that’s stored as fat. Store less fat, look leaner.

Tip: Use it to add flavor to your fruits.

4. Green Tea

Tea is high in antioxidants, has a high thermal effect, and stimulates your metabolism.

Tip: Try drinking a glass or two as part of your mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack.  I love to drink it after my meals as it helps me with digestion.

5. Almonds

Many nuts like almonds are high in monounsaturated fat, which has been shown to have a connection with lowering total cholesterol and overall weight.

Tip: This is my favourite!  Store them in your desk drawer for easy snacking.
Go to your nearest grocery store, take action and put these in your shopping  cart.  Stay away from those processed foods, sugary drinks and foods high in trans fat.
Now is the time to make changes in your body.  Keep improving a little every day and you will be amazed at how much your body has changed.
Dan Go

Posted by Dan Go | in Fat Loss Nutrition | 3 Comments

Comments on “The 5 Fat Burning Foods You are NOT Eating” (3)

  1. Kim


    How much of these foods need to be consumed in order for their to be a significant difference?
    For example, 1 tsp of cayenne pepper vs just a sprinkle to add heat, or how much cinnamon would help decrease blood sugar?

    Looking forward to your answer.

  2. Hey Kim!

    When it comes to cayenne pepper anywhere from a teaspoon to half a teaspoon will do. You definitely don’t want loads of it on your food….unless you like your foods ultra spicy.

    As for the cinnamon again you would use the same quantities as the cayenne pepper. For decreasing blood sugar you will take it in consistently once a day or so to see the benefits.

  3. Adrian

    Big up Dan!

    Stay positive and keep going! Thx for the tips.


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