Many of you have been asking me to share my menu or 30 day plan. Because we all may have different goals of what we are cutting out of our eating regimen, it's difficult to post my meals as my focus is low lean meats, high fruits & veggies but others may be fine with incorporating meat into their plan. So what I'll be doing is sharing a variety of meal options that should help us all regardless of our individual goals. These are healthy meal options but can be modified to fit your preference.
7 Days of Fat-Melting Meals
Meet your new nutrition secret weapons: nuts, eggs, salmon, low-fat dairy, peanut butter, avocado, spinach, berries, whole grains, and dark chocolate. Each of these foods works in a different way to zap fat and make you sleeker, says Neva Cochran, RD, a nutrition consultant based in Dallas. The high protein content of nuts and eggs helps curb hunger and boost your calorie burn, meaning you'll eat less (and lose weight). "The calcium in dairy products trims your waist by increasing the activity of enzymes that break down fat cells. It also reduces levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that causes your body to hang on to belly flab," Cochran explains. Whole grains, leafy greens, and berries are loaded with filling fiber, which has been proven to reduce your calorie intake. The mono- and polyunsaturated fats in peanut butter, avocados, olive oil, and salmon prevent abdominal fat from accumulating in the first place, research shows. And dark chocolate? "Indulging in a little bit every day keeps cravings under control, which helps you stick to a healthy diet," Cochran says. Get the ab-flattening benefits of these foods starting today.
7 Lunch Recipes
Place 2 to 3 slices roasted turkey, 2 s
Penne with Feta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Spinach Flatbread Pizza
Zesty Black Beans
Chopped Chicken Salad
<source: Fitness Mag>