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#1 Slow Down

When you reach for carbohydrates you will have to make sure that they come from fiber rich, slow-digesting whole grains such as brown rice, oatmeal, whole-wheat bread, whole-grain bread, which keep your insulin levels low and steady. They are going to give your body high quality energy for a good 3 hours or more.

Studies show that slow digestive carbohydrates (complex carbs) can increase a male and female’s metabolism with about 30%.

#2 Be Organic

I know it may be a little bit more expensive, but eating organic is really going to help you lose more fat. Studies show that organic milk has 70% more Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, which help burn even more fat.

#3 Eat Fats

Of course I am not talking about fats that come from french fries, burgers, cakes, or chocolates. I am talking about good fats that come from olive oil, coconut oil, nuts, and seeds. Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are rich of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, which promote fat loss. Of course we still have to control the amount of good fats we consume.

#4 Say No To Sweets

Sweets like chocolate and candies are packed with refined sugar that will cause insulin spikes. Refined sugar (white sugar) are rich of simple carbohydrates, they fill our bodies with energy for 5-10 minutes. If we don’t use that energy fast, it will go as body fat.

#5 Drink More Water

Water is nature’s best detoxifier. Our bodies collect toxins from the air we breath, the food we eat, the activities we do, and they are bad for us. They slow down are metabolism, they capture and keep more fat, the slow down muscle gains, and they tire us up leaving us with no energy.

By drinking water everyday we filtrate our body from these bad toxins, thus increasing our metabolism, hydrating our body, boosting muscle gains, and more energy.

#6 Go Fish

Like I mentioned in Tip #3 Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids can enhance fat loss. Fish oil is rich of those two nutrients. Make sure you take 3 capsules of fish oil a day at breakfast, supper, and dinner time with enough water.

#7 Eat Apples

Apples are a great slow-digesting carbohydrates source with numerous beneficial antioxidants. This incredible fruit contains a compound that boost muscle strength, fat loss, and endurance, it’s called polyphenols. That is why apples are a great pre-workout food that will help you train longer and harder.

#8 Drink Green Tea

Green Tea is probably the bodybuilder’s most favorite fat loss natural supplement. The composition of green tea is going to increase your metabolic rate and lead to more successful results. (Read more here)

#9 Go Nuts

Nuts are a great source of fiber and good fats. They are great as a snack if you are feeling hungry or craving for something crunchy. They are rich of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids that will boost your metabolic rate.

#10 Spice It Up

Hot peppers and other spicy foods contain an active ingredient called capsaicin. It’s a chemical that has been shown to promote calorie burning, reduced hunger, and food intake. This is good news if you like spicing up your meals, like I do, as well as destroying your cravings for anything spicy.