Our kids are becoming obese at a much younger age than any generation before them, and proof of that is the massive increase in childhood diabetes – which, up until now, was nearly unheard of.
What we feed our kids significantly influences their health, quality of life, and ultimately their lifespan.
Our families are in crisis… YOU hold the power to save them.
Society has it wrong – we can’t blindly believe what the big “for profit” companies say about their foods. Food advertisers have it wrong… because they have something to sell you. It’s up to you and me to do what’s right for the health of our kids and our families.
Traditional family meals are based around processed grains, unhealthy fats, sugar filled items and contain low quality protein. This is a recipe for disaster.
Here are the 3 main problems with mainstream family meals:
Problem #1: These traditional family meals are built around fattening ingredients.
Problem #2: These traditional family meals are lacking in fiber.
Problem #3: These traditional family meals contain way too many calories.
Use These Foods In Your Fat Burning Meals
According to Web-MD, these foods burn fat. Greek yogurt has almost twice as much protein as other yogurts. It takes longer to leave your stomach, keeping you satisfied longer. Plus, you burn more calories digesting protein than carbs. Choose nonfat, low-fat, and low-sugar types.
Some studies suggest cinnamon may have a stabilizing effect on blood sugar levels. This could curb your appetite, particularly in people with type 2 diabetes. Nearly everyone can benefit from cinnamon in its traditional role. Stir some into your coffee, tea, or yogurt to add sweetness without adding calories.
Hot peppers have a flavorless chemical called capsaicin. It’s more plentiful in habaneros, but jalapeños also have it. Capsaicin seems to curb appetite and speed up metabolism slightly, but only for a short time. It probably doesn’t have a big impact on weight, unless you eat less food because it’s spicy. Add hot peppers to your fat burning meal.
Several studies suggest green tea may promote weight loss by stimulating the body to burn fat. Green tea contains catechins, a type of phytochemical that may briefly affect the metabolism. To get the most benefit, you may need to drink green tea several times a day. Try taking your tea hot, because it takes longer to drink, providing a soothing, mindful experience.
Web-MD points out foods that are rich in water take up more room in your gut. This signals the body that you’ve had enough to eat and leaves less room for other foods. Many raw fruits and vegetables are full of water and nutrients and low in calories. Apples and Pears fit this category. Watermelon is another great example. It’s a good source of the antioxidant lycopene and gives you some vitamin A and C, too.
One egg has only 75 calories, plus 7 grams of protein along with other vital nutrients. Remember, your body will burn more calories digesting eggs than a carb-heavy breakfast. If you have high cholesterol, ask your doctors if you can have eggs. You may consider choosing egg whites, which are cholesterol-free. Use eggs in your fat burning meals.