Fat Loss Cookbooks : 3 BIG Problems
They Will Keep You Fat and Your Food Weak
If you know me, you’ve figured out by now that I’ll take the easy road every single time…. if it gets me the result I’m looking for. Healthy delicious cooking is no different. It has to taste good and help me trim the fat, or it’s plain no good. I mean, it’s easy to eat delicious, OR eat healthy, but why choose only one? That’s the problem with most fat loss cookbooks; they make me choose. It’s a choice I’d rather not make.
To top it off, most fat loss cookbooks have 3 big problems. Those problems prevent them from delivering on their promise. It’s a shame too, because in many cases a few small changes would make all the difference. I’ll show you some of them, so your cooking can be both healthy AND delicious.
First though, here are some of the common fat loss cookbook problems I’ve seen. You probably have too, actually.
Fat Loss Cookbook Problem #1:
Many “healthy fat loss” cookbooks use the wrong ingredients.
Rather than using ingredients that will actually help you fight fat, they use unhealthy ingredients that often encourage your body to store fat like margarine, high calorie dressings, or even SUGAR! In short, their recipes aren’t optimized as a fat burning diet. Obviously not what you are looking for.
Speaking of added sugar, it’s the mortal enemy of your fat loss efforts. I see sooo many recipe videos on Facebook (you have checked out the Belly Fat Loser Facebook page, haven’t you?) and they just add massive amounts of sugar. I’m not talking about deserts, either, but main dishes. It’s really doesn’t have to be that way. You can keep super delicious taste and “design around” all that sugar. A good fat loss cookbook will do just that for you.
Fat Loss Cookbook Problem #2:
No real plan for your success. The second problem is that these cookbooks have no structure and are not organized to create quick and easy meal plans. Often they’re just a bunch of recipes put together – you pick and choose what you feel like at that point in the day. That is NOT going to make you burn fat faster!
Like the old business adage “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” planning is key to getting your perfect macro nutrient balance (relax, macro nutrients are just white coat talk for carbohydrates, fat, and protein) the perfect mix of these for your body type and goals is the key to success. “Watch your macros”
Fat Loss Cookbook Problem #3:
They’re (mostly) So Boorringg!! Most of the time, you will end up eating the same un-metabolic foods over and over again, day after day.
Doing so will contribute to slow down your metabolism to the point where you won’t be losing fat anymore. Instead you need to be eating the top fat burning foods to help keep your metabolism where it needs to be. Nothing wrong with falling into a rut, but let’s make it a delicious one that gets you where you want to be!
Now, I can eat the same burrito bowl with fresh pico, or lean sausage pasta day after day, but most people just aren’t like that. Boredom is the opposite of passion and the enemy of success, in diet or anything else. It’s simple; if you’re bored with your food, you’ll look for food that you enjoy. Why not just start there in the first place?
One of the biggest problems to achieving fat loss: It’s all in the flavor. Your mind is looking for flavor to help satisfy your brain’s pleasure centers. If you get the right flavors, you are so much closer to success. If you don’t, well, you’re there now, probably.
It’s Pretty Simple, Really
If you enjoy cooking healthy delicious foods, and you enjoy eating them, you’re so much closer to reaching your target weight. If you’re cooking the right kind of meals, you will be able to eat more food, more often…. and STILL lose fat. Now we’re talking!
What to Look For In A Fat Loss Cookbook
Low Fat (and not for the reason you probably think)
Well, one of the first things is the words “Low Fat” If it claims to be a low fat cookbook, start looking elsewhere, because it likely substitutes unhealthy carbs for fat. Of course, that’s not always true, and if you’re eating a low fat diet on your doc’s recommendation, that’s one thing. However, there are healthy fats and your body actually needs fats to function properly.
Since the fat low fat food trend got started back in the 1980’s too many people have equate “low fat” in their food with low fat around their waist. Unfortunately, that’s a big lie that conspired to make so many people actually get fatter! It goes back to the fact that many people eat low fat foods that are loaded with added sugar, white flour and other simple carbohydrates that hit your pancreas like a ton of bricks and call for it to secrete more of the powerful hormone insulin into your bloodstream ASAP. When insulin levels are high, unused carbs are more likely to be stored as body fat.
Widely Varied Recipes
That’s vital, both for nutrition and to keep boredom away. After all, if you get bored with your food, you’re more likely to stray and eat unhealthy foods. I know I do. You are also more apt to down foods when you shouldn’t, leading to many extra calories. Those extra calories, combined with your metabolic rate (how fast you’re burning calories) is why you pack on extra pounds.
Metabolic Cooking Recipes (How You Can Take The Big Shortcut)
Okay, so here’s the big key to fat loss success. Common wisdom is that endless hours of cardio in the “fat burning zone” is how you lose fat. While it is 100% true that you do burn more fat while you’re doing cardio this way, there is something else that’s extremely important…
Well, you don’t burn much more fat after you finish your cardio session. You step off the bike or treadmill, and your metabolism drops back to normal soon afterwards. No more added fat burning, it’s all done, until you climb back on the bike again. Research has proven this over and over again. It is definitely not that doing cardio is bad for you. Quite the opposite. It’s just not the most time efficient way to lose fat.
What is the most time effective way?
The 80 / 20 Fat Loss Rule
There is another way to lose fat that’s proven far more effective and time efficient. Combining the right meals with resistance training is far more effective, and faster, too. It’s mostly what you eat, though. Fat loss is roughly 80% diet and 20% exercise. Unless your last name is Phelps, you just can’t out exercise a bad diet. Yeah, I’ve tried. Start some basic resistance training. You’ll build some muscle, and that keeps your metabolism elevated all day long, even when you’re driving your car or watching TV. That means faster fat loss, yippee!
This post isn’t about exercise, though.
I’ve posted plenty on here about exercise already. Real quick, let’s just focus on the 80% for now; your meals. Eating the proper foods can help elevate your metabolism, and they can taste spectacular while doing it. Any fat loss cookbook should have delicious, metabolism boosting meals that will help you lose fat, while you enjoy your food like never before.
Part of the enjoyment is knowing that the food is actually good for you, so you can stop feeling guilty. Yep, it’s a beautiful feeling! You’ll love your new look, too!
How to Create Easy, Delicious Fat Burning Recipes
It’s always easier with a road map, so you know exactly how to reach your goals. If you know exactly how to create the kind of meals that both taste great and kick your metabolism in the rear, well, that’d be so much easier, right?
Karine Losier (That’s her, there) is known as the “Lean Kitchen Queen” She’s a published author and really knows her way around the kitchen. Karine’s got you covered on this fast metabolism fat loss recipe thing. She’ll not only bring you fat loss recipes, but reveal WHY they are fat loss recipes. That way you can take some of your own favorite recipes and apply the same principles to them. You be able to create your favorites, tweaked to help you burn fat. YUM!!
CLICK HERE NOW and discover healthy delicious “Metabolic Cooking” recipes that will have you cooking and enjoying your food so much more, and being able to drop fat while you’re doing it.