Working out hard is an essential part of any fat loss plan. It sculpts your
muscles, raises your resting metabolism, whittles down your waist and gives
you functional strength and endurance.
The only catch is that you can seriously slow, or even reverse, your results
by eating poorly. There’s nothing quite as frustrating as when you are
working out like a champ only to face the same belly rolls each morning.
To keep you from giving up in frustration, I’ve put together the following 3
Easy Food Hacks to amp up your results.
Easy Food Hack #1: RICE
Rice is a big part of many a meal. There’s white rice, brown rice, stir
fried rice, sticky rice, wild rice and the list goes on. All of these kinds
of rice (yes, even brown rice) are packed with carb and calories. This is
great, if you are a growing child or an athlete, but not so great for
someone like you with a fat loss goal.
Rather than give up rice completely, because that would make your veggies
and meat look really lonely on a half-empty plate, let’s turn to Easy Food
CAULIFLOWER RICE: Now, don’t get skeptical on me until you give this
food trick a try. To make rice from cauliflower first wash it and trim the
leaves and stems. Chop into small pieces and then run those pieces through a
food processor with the grating attachment. This will result in a rice-like
consistency. Place the cauliflower rice in a large skillet with a Tablespoon
of olive oil and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Season with salt
and pepper and you are good to go. Serve your normal vegetable and meat
dishes over a bed of cauliflower rice just as you would traditional rice.
Easy Food Hack #2: NOODLES
Have you ever noticed that when you crave your favorite pasta dish, you’re
actually just craving the sauce? Noodles alone are bland and unspectacular.
The magic, as well as the protein, is in the sauce.
Noodles, like traditional rice, are packed with calories and carbs that get
in the way of your fat loss results. So, rather than just eating a bowl of
sauce, try Easy Food Hack #2.
ZUCCHINI NOODLES: Again, try this trick before you knock it, I’m
guessing that you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Wash a zucchini, and then run
a vegetable peeler down its sides, creating long, wide noodles. Stop when
you reach the inner, seedy part of the zucchini. These raw, zucchini noodles
do not require any cooking, simply throw them onto your plate and top with
your favorite pasta sauce. (Of course, I’m assuming that you’re not going to
use a white, cream-based sauce, but that’s another article for another day.)
Easy Food Hack #3: BREAD, BUNS, TORTILLAS
Cauliflower rice and zucchini noodles are all find and dandy for those meals
that you prepare at home, but what about your meals eaten out? Many
restaurant meals revolve around bread, buns or tortillas. These things are
tasty, yet filled with calories and carbs that add to those annoying belly
That’s when you turn to Easy Food Hack #3.
THE LETTUCE WRAP: This trick is more popular than the first two, so
you may already be familiar with it. How does it work? When ordering your
meal, be it a sandwich, burger or tacos, ask that it be wrapped in lettuce
in place of the bread, bun or tortilla. Most places are really cool about
it, and you end up getting to eat the good part of the meal – the meat and
flavors—without the carb-filled extras. If for some reason the restaurant is
unable to wrap it in lettuce for you, then ask for the filling to be placed
on a pile of greens and eat it with a fork.
Try these 3 Easy Food Hacks out for the next 30 days, and see how quickly
your fat loss results ramp up. The improved results will motivate you to
workout harder and more consistently, which will then add to an even greater
level of fitness.
If you aren’t yet one of my clients, now is the perfect time for you to
start. My focus is to get you to your goals using my results-driven method.
Simply call or email me today to set up your first workout.