My old favorite comfort meals were fried fish tacos, fully-loaded veggie burritos, angel hair pasta with mizithra cheese and cheese-smothered veggie burgers with fries. Yummmmmmmm! Unfortunately, these old favorites brought on rapid fat storage.
Due to my love of food, in my twenties, I went from a size 4 to a size 12.
In my frustration, I tried portion control and began to limit the number of foods that I ate. This began a yo-yo cycle of eating less food one day, more the next, and never seeing the results I wanted.
Over the past few years, I’ve read countless books on nutrition and have finally landed on the formula for creating meals that promote fat loss, and taste good while doing it.
Oh and this method of eating has effortlessly brought me back to that size 4 🙂
This is what I discovered…
2. Fat Burning Tip #2) Ditch Grains and Refined Sugar
A fat burning meal does not contain a serving of grains or starches. Yes, I realize that this goes against everything that we have been taught or experienced with dinners. Most meals are plated with a jumbo serving of noodles, pasta, potatoes, rice, has been breaded or is served with bread, tortillas, chips or buns.
As I learned the hard way, these carbs are more than we need and end up being stored as fat. And, yes, it is possible to create fat-burning dinners that satisfy even the hungriest meat-and-potatoes members of your family.
This was the hardest part for me to get used to. Grains and sugar are filled with fat-promoting carbs, and as you saw above, my favorite meals were all carb-ed out.
There’s really no reason, other than habit, to eat grains or sugar on a regular basis. Once I removed these from my diet and got out of the habit of eating them, I no longer craved or even found my old favorites very appealing.