Super Clean Fast Food
It’s all in the numbers, the food and the mindset. For a moderately active woman, 1,700 calories is the ideal daily intake. Rather than trying to do everything at once, why not take it one step at a time and focus on your diet to start. Here are our three best tips on how to do it:
1. Eat great weight loss foods that live at Feedmee
To be considered a weight loss food, the food has to have fat burning properties, be easy to access, easy to prepare and also beneficial to your overall health.
A. Tuna and Chickpeas: High protein foods require more energy from the body to process, hence the fat burning properties.
B. Orange Juice and Chillies: The vitamin C from citrus fruit and capsaicin in chillies are chemicals that also help weight loss.
C. Broccoli: reduces the amount of calories that you absorb from other food with its fibre content. (But make sure you increase your water intake when you increase fibre in your diet).
2. Portion control
There’s a Chinese proverb that says, “The more you eat, the less flavour; the less you eat, the more flavour.” The Chinese have great wisdom when it comes to food. Another one they were spot on with was this one, “eat only until you are ‘7 parts full’ (70 percent full).” According the Harvard Health, stretch receptors in the stomach are activated as it fills with food or water. Hormonal signals are released to the brain as partially digested food enters the small intestine. The theory is that, by eating too quickly, people may not give this intricate hormonal cross-talk system enough time to work. So, eat slowly! Chewing every bit and making sure you don’t take another bite until you’ve swallowed and waited 3 seconds is a good way to help control yourself.
3. Slow and steady wins the race
The human body says “no thanks!” to any sudden changes. Think about it, our bodies are basically very complex machines, which adapt over time to our eating habits. So when those habits change rapidly, our bodies go into overdrive trying to “re-adapt”. As much as your mind knows otherwise, cutting your calories significantly over a short period of time sends a message to your body that there is a serious shortage of food. Your body then decides “Hey, it must be time to stock up!” and goes about storing every ounce of extra fat you eat. Not cool! So as much as we can hear you say “BORING” or “…but I need to get ready for that date next week”, making your changes slowly will help your body get used to it, and also help you make the change more sustainable.
Incorporating a Feedmee salad for lunch into your daily meal plan will give you all the top fat burning foods you need without burning a hole in your wallet! Here’s one suggestion:
Muscle Builder Salad from Feedmee ($13.50)
Spinach, chicken, egg, corn, broccoli, tomato, cucumber, and capsicum
Dressing: Lime & Ginger
458.8 calories with dressing or 379.20 calories with no dressing
(80g protein from chicken, 60g egg, 59 mls dressing, tuna )
Or, create your own happy mix using a combo of the fat burner foods mentioned in tip 1. Happy eating!