Yesterday I mentioned that you can always out eat a good workout. That means that regardless of how hard you workout or how many calories you burn you can always negate all that hard work by eating the wrong foods or too much of the wrong foods. Your meal planning and eating plans are the key to you losing weight. Exercise is a smaller part of your success.
If you want to improve your fat loss, then look no further than your very own kitchen.
Now some changes in your kitchen are obvious and some are not so obvious. They are all real simple to do though and can have a lasting impact on your health.
Here are some of the obvious changes.
Include more fruits and vegetables in your kitchen.
Plan out your meals ahead of time so you aren’t scrambling to find something to eat at every meal.
Now for the not so obvious.
1. Include More Spices In Your Cabinets
Here are some spices that may contribute to more fat loss.
Cinnamon has been shown to control blood sugar levels, which can prevent increases in insulin which contributes to fat storage.
Other spices can help with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capabilities, which then can lower your internal inflammation levels. Internal inflammation levels have been found to be contributing sources for those who struggle with weight loss. Decrease the inflammation and speed up the weight loss.
Two big spices to have in your kitchen are ginger and capsaicin. They have been shown to stop the production of fat cells and even use stored fat calories for energy.
2. “Healthy” Fats
Do you have these Healthy fats in your kitchen? Olive oils, coconut oil, and avocados – have been shown to improve your health and also boost your fat loss.
These healthy fats may slow digestion, which provides you with a feeling of fullness for a longer period of time between meals.
There are many herbs that we may use to spruce up our food and add flavor to our meals. Some of these herbs also can boost your metabolic rate as well.
Ginger is a good one to include in your meal plans.
Chickweed is another good one to add to your salads or it can be steamed like a vegetable.
Sprinkle some herbs on chicken, fish, or grass-fed meat for a tasty – way to enhance the metabolic burn rate of your food.
Now go ahead and take the time to go through your kitchen cabinets and see if you have these ingredients on hand. If not get started by fixing these kitchen flaws and start incorporating them into your meal planning.