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Top 10 Everyday Fat Burning Foods

Many folks pack on the pounds during the winter months due to the yummy Holiday meals and the body become a fat storing instead of a fat burning machine.

Summertime is right around the corner and it’s very important for both men and women to stay slim and trim so that they look great and feel healthy.

When you gain weight and then lose it, there is no guarantee that you will lose all the fat that is accumulated in the problematic zones like belly, waist, hips aka love handles.

Even slim people have these problems and it is very important to find a solution for fat burning. There are many ways to lose weight and most of them include various medicines or herbal pills. But there is nothing better than natural weight loss.

When this process is driven naturally, this means that the body works by itself in the direction of getting rid of the unnecessary weight.

Luckily nature has taken care of you and has provided fat burning foods which will help you with incinerating fat and these foods can be eaten everyday.

Here are the top 10 foods that are the absolute natural fat burners and you will see the results in no time.

Leafy green veggies is not only delicious but green veggies such as kale, broccoli, spinach, romaine lettuce, arugula and swiss chard contains zero calories and a lot of fibers that speed up the metabolism and break down the fat depots.
Chia seeds are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micro-nutrients. Chia seeds shine is in their high amount of antioxidants.

Green tea is the perfect refreshment drink and it is a great substitute to plain water and soda drinks. It contains EGCG – an antioxidant which burns calories during the day.

Whole grain bread contains fibers which help your body clean the fats and what is more important – it is very nutritious and you will need a much smaller quantity to satisfy your hunger.

 Plant based proteins are very important in any diet, . It satisfies your hunger very quickly and keeps you full for a long time. A few plant based protein sources are: black beans, chickpeas,edamame, lentils, green peas, barley, almonds, pumpkin seeds, spirulina, chia seeds just to name a few.

Yogurt   (Non-Dairy) is something you can eat anytime during the day, especially if it is low-fat. If you add some cereal, nuts or granola that would be the ideal fat burning combination.

Brown rice is very nutritious and healthy. Once you get used to the taste you will never want to eat white rice again. The brown rice has preserved all its fibers and nutrients and will help you burn fat. Additionally you need to drink more water so that the fibers can do their job.

Berries in general are very suitable when you want to lose weight, they are rich in antioxidants that break the fats. During the summer you have a big choice, but in the winter if you buy frozen berries you have to let them thaw and mix them with yogurt  (non-dairy) or  nut milk.

Garlic and onions are irreplaceable in fat burning because they contain minerals and oils that break the fat and trigger the metabolism thus throwing out of your body everything unnecessary.
And last but not least are the oranges not only do they taste good they contains a very important vitamin…. yes vitamin C which produces Carnitine thus oxidizing the fatty acids i.e. burning them.
These foods should be a part of the normal everyday diet hence diet foods, when you eat right you are less likely to feel deprived.

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The Coconut Oil Miracle?


The saying, “Take two aspirin and call me in the morning,” no longer works. In medicine, for superior health and well-being, there’s nothing like coconut oil. Even better than that, it can heal a whole host of chronic medical conditions. Coconut oil is totally and completely non-toxic to humans, unlike prescription medications.

When it comes to the digestive system, coconut oil is a true panacea. It relieves ugly and embarrassing symptoms of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, stomach ulcers, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. It also improves digestion overall, as well as bowel function. It also offers protection against colon cancer.

In terms of the mouth, this oil can prevent periodontal disease and the decay of teeth. This can save you from costly dental bills, the discomfort and inconvenience of dentures; and enable you to enjoy whole foods in great variety into your old age.

Those with epilepsy will find that it reduces the symptoms, those with kidney stones may find them gone without the excruciating passing of those stones. That’s because coconut oil helps to dissolve them and enable them to easily be eliminated from the body.


The tissues, thyroid function and immune system get the benefit of healing and repair when those with problems follow a regimen that includes coconut oil on a daily basis.
The natural oil also is healthy for the heart, and improves cholesterol. It does not clog arteries, which is a big plus. Clogged arteries lead to major heart problems, and potentially death. Coconut oil functions as a protective antioxidant, which can keep you from harmful free radicals which are known to wreak havoc and bring on premature aging and degenerative disease.

Benefits include softening of skin, relief from dryness that weather and other causes can bring and even the prevention of tell-tale wrinkles.

While there are many more benefits to coconut oil, they are not all listed here.

Those seeking to improve their health and well-being and gain an advantage over the onslaught of symptoms that the environment can bring would do well to turn to coconut oil in their daily health management process.


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The Connection Between Health and Food

The relationship between food and well being has been precisely established in recent years with the progress of newer fields of science such as molecular biology, biochemistry, along with genetics. Results obtained from medical investigation suggest that nourishing food combined with an adequate quantity of physical exercise boosts the immune system as part of a wholesome lifestyle.

A Beneficial Diet program Rich in Nutrients and Minerals

A diet rich in vitamins, minerals, as well as micro-nutrients decrease the threat of becoming afflicted with various types of illnesses such as elevated blood pressure, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, as well as osteoarthritis. It in addition reduces the danger of certain kinds of cancers such as uterine cancers, cancer of the gall bladder, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, as well as colon cancer in females. In males, the chances of colon cancers, prostate cancers, and cancers of the rectum are reduced. This theory is, however, not applicable on every person since inherited conditions are as well responsible for the growth of cancer cells in the human body.

The best method to establish the link between food and health is to follow a healthy diet plan over a period of eight to twelve weeks and note down the health benefits accomplished by the end of the cycle. The healthy diet used throughout the test period must include two to 4 servings of fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are essential for maintaining a healthy body as they help diminish the toxins produced in the body during metabolic processes.

Toxins in Foods may Harm Cells

Elevated levels of toxins may damage the cells and lead to the development of cancer cells. The low calorie content of fruits and greens ensures that even reasonably large helpings of these without worrying about their effect on body weight. The working of your digestive system is enhanced by including the necessary amount of dietary fibers, that are found in the cell walls of fruits, greens, grains and in whole grain versions of bread, pasta plus rice. Food fibers are helpful in the prevention of illnesses such as constipation and piles. They are frequently incorporated in weight-loss diet programs because they provide a feeling of fullness that prevents overeating.

A different method of establishing the correlation connecting food and health is by reducing the amount of salt within the diet regime and noting the positive effects on the blood pressure level. Salt is important for the body, but modern diets seem to increase salt content in meals just for satisfying the taste buds. The craving for salt is not based on bodily requirements as it is just a habit and a low salt food regimen is simple to adapt to over time.

Consume Lots of Water to Help Flush Your Body

The reality that food and health are interconnected implies that plenty of fluids that are crucial for removing body toxins and keeping the body hydrated. Frequently 7 to eight glasses of water per day are needed, but these can be consumed in the variety of sugar-free juices, diluted natural fruit juices, fat free milk, or light tea. It is recommended to stay away from sweetened and aerated drinks since these do not have any nutritional components and thus just add calories to your body.

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Give Your Immune System A Jump

‘Tis the season for a compromised immune system, with the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, traveling, eating large holiday meals and the total stress associated with the season.

Cold and flu viruses don’t discriminate they choose weak immune systems, however there are ways to fight against these viruses.

A weak immune system can lead to life threatening diseases over time, so it’s imperative to aid your body’s natural defense system.

You can look at your immune system like the military if the military is not stocked with the proper weapons and training they will be slaughter at war time.

On every corner you see signs FLU SHOT HERE

The flu shot does not guarantee you will not get the flu and who really wants a needle jabbed in their arm???

The good news is there many ways to get your immune system ready for war with the flu, cold virus or any other enemies that comes against it.

Here are a few all natural ways that can help get your immune system ready for war:

1.Ganoderma Lucidum (Relishi Mushroom)

The foods we eat can have a direct impact on how effectively our immune system operates, eating good foods can have a positive impact as well as eating not so good foods can have a negative impact.

2. Blending or Juicing organic fruits & vegetables (when vegetables are blended or juiced they are broken down into micro nutrients and is absorbed directly into the blood stream)

Sleep is a vital part of how the immune system works, every creature in nature rest at some point. These days with our crazy busy schedules who has time for sleep???

Some may think sleep is over rated, at times I wish I didn’t have to sleep so I could get more things accomplished, BUT… we are not robots.

Even robots need to reboot at some point right….


In today’s world everyone is trying to keep up with the pace of life, work family, school and the list never ends. However there are ways to reduce some stress from our lives.

4. Find Ways to de-stress

a. Let go of stressful relationships
b. Have fun and laugh
c. Pray and meditate on spiritual things
d. Learn how to breath, breathing properly can reduce anxiety
e. Exercise on a regular basis

Here are some products I use and recommend:

Ganoderma Lucidum- I used this on a daily basis to keep my soldiers strong and ready for battle.

GE Juice Extractor- I recently purchased this juicer and I’m very pleased with the results. I juice everything from carrots to cucumbers, I love love love my juicer!!!

Farberware Blender- I’ve had this blender for several months now and I can’t be happier I use it multiple times a day to make notorious smoothies, soups, and shakes for my family. I wished I purchased this product years ago.

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Just Say No To Diets!

For two years I was on some type of diet cutting back calories or using portion control with the same type of foods I was already eating.I would give myself a month or two on whatever diet I chose to do at the time but little did I know I kept setting myself up to fail. Every time I started a new diet I was determined to lose the weight and I would lose two to three pounds maybe five at the most and when the diet was over I gained it all back plus some. What I did not understand is my relationship with food never changed when I was on a diet. Instead of eating a regular size cheeseburger I would eat a smaller version BUT it would taste so good I would get another one.

I Broke Up With Bad Food

Fast-forward I’m now 60 pounds lighter not because of any particular diet  but because of a lifestyle change and changing my relationship with food. People always ask me how can you just stop eating certain foods?  Or do you ever have a craving for what you use to eat? My answer is I no longer have the same relationship  food and I no longer crave the foods I once loved, I retrained my taste buds.

I tell people bad food to me is like a no good boyfriend, you may have fun with them they may make you feel good at times but if they beat and cheat on you and you keep going back, you must get away!

How you get away is understanding food and the purpose of food. I literally watched numerous documentaries about food. Sounds boring right? Not at all! Food today is not the same food it was decades ago, we now live in the microwave got to have it now fast food era. The food of today is highly processed filled with hormones and genetically modified, with little to no nutritional value.

Our bodies are made to crave nutrients but when we don’t get the nutrients our bodies desire we end up dying inside from chronic diseases. So as far as my relationship with food is concerned no more bad boyfriends 🙂 I now eat 50%  raw foods (not cooked vegetable fruits whole grains) supper foods, no meats and very limited dairy plus ALL my food now is organic and I feel 1000% better

When I understood how to use food I started exercising more, when I was obese it was very hard for me to exercise and when I did I wasn’t eating the proper foods to give me the right fuel to get an effective work out. People are shocked when I tell them that I lost most of the weight with eating the rights food. Most people think exercise will burn the calories which is true however when you eat the proper foods it can help get rid of the toxins in your body and as a result weight loss.

Once you start giving the body the right type of fuel you can introduce an exercise plan, not every plan is right for everybody. First consult your physician then I would consult a professional trainer at a local gym or fitness studio, they would be able to give you advise on what time of plan would work for you at that time. I’m still on my journey but I seek inspiration to get were I want to be, when I see other stories of people who have changed their lives it keeps me motivated to go further. Some people may think I have it all down pat but it can get hard at times when my time is limited and I don’t have a lot of
time to prepare my foods or to exercise BUT I know I have to make time for what is best.

This was my inspiration for today.

This is my cousin Aja, I haven’t seen her since I moved from Brooklyn,NY about nineteen years ago. When I left she was only a little girl but as women we went through the same weight struggle and she is fighting the fat like a champ! You go girl!!!!

Check out her story here!

Make A Healthier Change!

I tried to go vegan but it just wasn’t for me at this point in time however I was so caught up in labeling my lifestyle change and I realized that labels can be hard for me to live up to so I’m going to do what’s best and healthiest for me. I advise you to do the same, do research, investigate, read. When a military goes out to war they have studied their enemy and they know what it will take to defeat it. When you make a choice to live healthier it’s imperative you know your unhealthy lifestyle enemies!

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The Power Of Raw Foods

When I first heard of raw foods a few years ago the first thing that came to mind was people eating raw meat and raw eggs…YUK!

I now have the full understanding of what raw food really is and how it can benefit all people.

Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and some dairy are most beneficial at it’s most natural state before it’s heated.

When most vegetables are heated they loose their natural enzymes that call help protect the human body against disease. Most people

don’t know they can actually cause more harm then good when eating cooked foods 100% of the time it can cause a condition called leukocytosis.

David Wolfe explains this in the documentary Food Matters.



Most of the population eating mostly cooked foods people are eating non-nutrient highly processed foods and I believe this has

caused the health care issues we have today.

Raw organics foods contain all the vitamins and minerals the our bodies need to function properly everyday.

When fruits and vegetables are eaten raw they retain the flavors and freshness.

If cooked foods can cause harm to the body then raw uncooked organic foods can do the opposite and actually heal the body.

How can the body be healed from raw organic foods?

Weight loss
Reduction of inflammation in the body
Repair damaged cells
Healthy immune system

This list goes on and on, the problem is most people like my self just think eating foods raw is the equivalent to eating rabbit food.

However that is far from the truth raw organics foods has as much variety as with processed cooked foods.

I want to challenge everyone to go raw for at least one meal out of the day, when you do this you will really see a difference. They key to change is making

small steps, the small changes later add to to big changes.

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