“The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and themore you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.” ~Anthony Robbins
Everyone hits a plateau every now and again when focused on shedding fat—including me. Most everyone who wants to improve their fitness level and lower their body weight needs a push to jump-start their fat-burning machine, aka their metabolism.
When I have a photo shoot coming up and don’t feel camera ready, I have to get my body fat down, fast! To reach my fat-loss goals within two weeks, I have to mentally prepare my winning game plan first.
My fitness modeling fat-loss secrets are actually not secrets at all. It comes down to being dedicated at the gym, eating right, and having a positive mental attitude. I begin by getting my mind in alignment with what I want to accomplish. I visualize precisely how I want my body to look, and then I write down my short-term goals and an action plan, followed with powerful affirmations to support and help me reach my goals.
It all comes down to seeing my body in my mind’s eye of how I want it to be before I even get started. I also visualize myself following through and reaching my goals before an event. All of which opens the way for me to implement self-mastery, willpower, and discipline.
What to Eat to Burn Fat
Eating a healthy diet high in protein, clean fats, and veggies and low in carbs always puts my metabolism into overdrive. I eat small meals every 3 to 4 hours consisting of: lean protein, low glycemic carbs (such as Ezekiel bread), clean fats (afternoon), and lots of fresh veggies and salads. I have my last meal before 7p.m. to ensure I go to bed feeling “light” so my body can work on repairing my muscles while I sleep.
Eating a healthy diet is essential to turbo charge your metabolism. To help you know what to eat to burn fat fast, below is a list of fat-burning foods, that when used in the right combination shown above, will fuel your metabolism even without working out. Of course, doing cardio and weight lifting 5 to 6 days a week will skyrocket your fat loss and will build a sexy, lean physique!
Avoid ALL processed foods—you wouldn’t drink toxins knowingly, so why mindlessly eat them by eating processed foods? Watch out for hidden high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, high sodium, and preservatives.
To keep your metabolism burning in high gear, aim to drink 80 to 142 oz of purified water daily. Flavor your meats with delicious seasonings and stay away from sauces high in sugar and sodium.
By eating power food consistently YOU WILL turbocharge your fat-burning machine and will achieve your ideal weight sooner.
Boneless, skinless chicken breast/chicken tenders; white albacore tuna (in water); salmon; halibut; tilapia; sushi (without rice); mahi mahi; swordfish; extra lean ground beef or ground round (92-96%, eat sparingly); buffalo; high-quality protein powder (whey, casein,egg); eggs whites; top round steaks or roast (eat sparingly); top sirloin (eat sparingly); ground turkey; turkey breast (stay away from processed deli meat).
Oatmeal (old fashioned or Irish steel cut); sweet potatoes; yams; brown rice; Ezekial bread; whole wheat bread (with at least 3 to 4 grams of fiber per slice).
Fresh Vegetables/Fibrous Carbs
Green, leafy lettuce (red, green, romaine); broccoli; asparagus; string beans; spinach; bell peppers (green or red); Brussels sprouts; cauliflower; cabbage; celery; cucumber; carrots (steamed); eggplant; onions; pumpkin; garlic; tomatoes; zucchini.
Fruits and Berries
Mixed berries, oranges, apples, grapefruit, peaches, strawberries, blueberries.
Omegas 3, 6, and 9; natural-style peanut butter; olive oil; safflower oil; flax seed oil; fish oil; avocado.
Nuts and Seeds
Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, cashews, flax seeds, sunflower seeds (all raw).
Mustard, garlic, mushrooms, onions, dry seasonings, fresh herbs, scallions, sea salt, pepper.
By feeding your miraculous body with the fuel it craves you will be able to turbo charge your fat-burning machine and will burn fat with less effort.
Food has vibration, so be sure to eat whole foods. Remind yourself, “If God didn’t make it, don’t eat it.” Eat fresh fruits and veggies daily, and be positive to keep your vibration energy frequency high, which will aid in craving healthier foods. By honoring your body and fueling it with whole foods, you will feel and look your best!
Carol Whitaker is the author of Ridiculously Happy! The Secret to Manifesting the Life & Body of Your Dreams. Carol is a highly sought-after lifestyle fitness and life coach and is well known for the amazing transformations she creates in her clients’ lives. Carol is a motivational speaker and is passionate about inspiring men and women to live a ridiculously happy, fit life. Carol is an ongoing featured expert on national media and online websites. She is dedicated to helping people accomplish their dreams. Carol is a happily married mother of three. Connect with Carol on Facebook to receive her health, fitness, and happiness tips or follow her on Twitter. Visit CarolWhitaker.com to learn more about her transformation services, along with tools and secrets to discover how to create your best life today.