Month: May 2019

3 Surprisingly Best foods for weight loss, appetite control, and sugar cravings

Since testing all types of diets and doing a ton of research over the last 18 years, I’ve found that there are really only 3 best foods for weight loss, appetite control, and killing sugar cravings.

Other foods can work, but usually dieters (including myself at one point) experience cravings, loss of energy, hunger headaches, worsening of health despite weight loss, and all types of sugar withdrawals associated with trying to cut back on calories without preparing the body first.

Or lacking vital nutrients.

These foods not only decrease appetite, handle cravings, and require less eating of them to feel satisfied, but they also help the body transition from sugar burner to fat burner and make weight loss relatively much easier.

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Healthy animal fats

Healthy plant fats like avocado oil, coconut oil, and almond oil are good too, but what has really done the trick for my 75-lbs weight loss transformation is animal fats.

My appetite decreased so much that I went from needing to eat 6 times a day on other diets to only needing a meal or two a day. The appetite transformation is too real.

With my appetite being in check, and cravings zapped, I started being able to fast without forcing myself to fast.

Skipping a meal here and there for the health benefits of fasting, and to speed up weight loss, is super simple with animal fats.

Animal fats include:

Lard, grass-fed butter, suet or tallow, duck fat, chicken fat (or schmaltz if you’re feeling fancy), and ghee.

A great source of high-quality, healthy animal fats is Fatworks where they support small farmers that believe in raising their animals with sustainable, humane, and environmentally friendly practices.

Fatworks carries nutrient dense, high-quality animal fats like tallow, chicken fat, lard, and duck fat.

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Fatty cuts of meat

Fatty cuts of meat are the truth for weight loss, appetite control, and sugar cravings.

If you’re not trying to pay coin for weight loss drops that suppress appetite or take pills for cravings, add fatty cuts of meat to your routine and let them do their magic.

I know, I know. “But all these weight loss gurus usually suggest lean protein for fat loss. What the hell are you talking about?!”

They also believe that fat makes you fat when there’s a ton of research that has proved fat doesn’t make you fat and actually helps your body transition from sugar burning to fat burning.

Fatty protein helps you get enough protein and fat, but not so much fat that your body isn’t burning the fat already on it. I’m telling you, give it a go.

Fatty cuts of meat include:

Ground beef with the highest percentage of fat, chicken thighs, skirt steak, pork ribs, delmonico steak, New York strip steak, pork belly, lamb chops and beef ribeye.

Low, low carb vegetables and fruits

Even vegetables and fruits can increase cravings and appetite. Yea, I know. WTF?

I’ve actually found that getting rid of all vegetables and fruits in my diet has gotten rid of my period cramps, ended the bloat that I used to experience after a meal, and has lowered my grocery bill.

And I ain’t sick, constipated, or dead yet so I figure everything is okuuurt. (Plus there’s that carnivore diet thing that’s getting popular, but I digress.)

Low-carb vegetables and fruits keep your blood sugar and insulin low enough to get back into fat burning sooner than later after a meal.

Fruits like bananas and vegetables like carrots can actually increase your cravings and appetite.

If I had a dollar for everytime I read some poor woman’s Facebook post about suffering with cravings after she bragged about her fruit (sugar) bowl breakfast, I’d be moderately rich.

Low, low carb vegetables and fruits  include:

Cauliflower, swiss chard, zucchini, spinach, broccoli, asparagus, avocados, blackberries, and blueberries.

Put it all together and what do you get?

Relatively effortless and quick weight loss without struggling with a gang of cravings and an out of whack appetite.

But this does also take getting rid of highly processed foods, the low fat diet mentality, and everything in moderation myth.

I’ve put together an entire bundle that’ll help you best implement these 3 best foods for weight loss, appetite control, and beating sugar cravings, and give you a solid strategy for quick, simple weight loss, the How to Intermittent Fast on Keto for Fat Loss bundle.

How to Intermittent Fast on Keto for Fat Loss

Things like:

  • Simple fat loss meal combinations to use for the best results
  • How to use intermittent fasting for quick fat loss and make it work in your lifestyle
  • How to best prepare for successful weight loss

I’ve lost 75-lbs with the routine and these meals I’ve put together in this bundle. I share this routine because I know how it is to spend years struggling to lose weight and not knowing what really works.

I teach you exactly how to prepare your kitchen, how to shop, how to put together fat loss meals, what lifestyle changes work best for weight loss, and give you over 50 fat loss meal combinations to try or inspire you.

Click here to start putting the How to Intermittent Fast on Keto for Fat Loss bundle to work for you. There’s a full 30-day challenge and meal plan to help you get started with the bundle and lose weight sooner than later.

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How to lose 100+ pounds with a simple and satisfying diet

Weight loss really isn’t as complicated as we’ve all made it seem.

It isn’t the easiest thing to do, but it can be simple. And it’s actually the simplest when you’ve got more weight to lose.

Below, I share how to lose 100+ pounds with a diet that’ll be simple and satisfying.

And highly effective if you stick to it and let it work its magic.

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Cut out all highly processed foods

Cut out all the CRAP (carbonated drinks, refined sugars, artificial foods, processed foods).

This simple, first step here can knock off 10 pounds in a week if you let it by cutting out all the foods that cause water retention, blood sugar dips and spikes, increased appetite, and cravings. These foods can also be addictive.

Plus these foods cause weight gain even if they’re eaten in moderation because of how much sugar they have, how much they trigger overeating, and how hard they can make caloric restriction.

Cutting out all highly processed foods makes this weight loss thing so much simpler.

Focus on eating all real foods at first

So what is there to eat now?


Before even going into caloric restriction, cutting back on carbs, intermittent fasting, or going full-blown keto, let your body detox from the Standard American Diet first with some good ol’ fashioned real foods.

If you don’t and jump right into something intense, you could struggle with sugar withdrawals and intense detox symptoms you really don’t have to struggle through to lose weight. You can transition and still lose weight.

Plus you increase your chances of sticking to it when you do since you’ll be in less pain. (From my experience)

Focus on eating meat, vegetables, fruits, root vegetables, raw nuts, and healthy fats.

Eat 3 meals a day with a goal to lower how often you eat in a day

Eating less frequently in a day helps with weight loss which is why intermittent fasting is such a hit.

It works.

To begin eating less frequently in a day, start with sticking to eating 3 meals of real foods a day.

If you already only eat twice a day on the standard American diet, you might find that without the highly processed foods, your cravings and appetite will increase. This is sugar withdrawals.

To help, plan out 3 meals of real foods a day and practice sticking to those 3 meals a day in order to work through the cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Eating 3 healthy meals a day of real foods will help your body regulate blood sugar and appetite and get rid of cravings.

Once detoxed and comfortable on 3 meals, cut back on carbs to speed up weight loss

Once you’ve detoxed from highly processed foods and are comfortably eating 3 meals of real foods a day, you can begin cutting back on carbs to speed up weight loss.

You first focus on removing highly processed foods and eating 3 meals a day in order to make cutting back on carbs an easier routine to endure than if you hopped right into it and suffered the withdrawal symptoms AND cutting back on carbs.

That’s stacking struggle on top of struggle and is easily avoided with transitioning.

To begin cutting back on carbs, remove all types of potatoes from your diet, cut out high sugar fruits like bananas and apples, quit eating beans, cut out starchy vegetables like carrots, and limit raw nuts.

Instead, eat meat, low-carb vegetables, and healthy animal fats.

Start implementing intermittent fasting to intensify weight loss

What I’ve experienced is a natural “slip” into intermittent fasting once I detoxed from the standard American diet and lowered carbs.

My appetite decreased so much that I started needing to eat less food. I went from needing to eat 6 times a day as a very hungry woman to needing to only eat once or twice a day. The appetite transformation is real.

I started intermittent fasting without forcing it to happen and I believe that when our bodies are getting the right foods, and there is fat on it to be burned, our appetites will decrease to burn the fat it’s stored.

To start intermittent fasting, cut out breakfast or dinner, but most of all listen to your body. If you don’t need to eat dinner, but have gotten into a habit of eating dinner although you’re not really hungry, cut it out.

Same with breakfast, if you don’t need it, don’t eat it. (that rhymed)

Pump up that fat burning even more by cutting back on dietary fat

Going through these steps, you’ll transition from being a sugar burner to being a fat burner.

You can tell you are a sugar burner if you experience symptoms like hunger headaches, moodiness, and the jitters if you go too long without eating. This is because sugar is an energy source that is burned quickly.

When you become a fat burner, you can go longer without eating because fat is a more sustainable energy source that takes longer to “burn.”

And what I’ve found is when I became a fat burner, I experienced more fat loss when I cut back on how much fat I was eating.

I learned that fat can either be burned from the plate or off the body when you become a fat burner.

To cut back on fat, and still eat enough calories, make sure to eat enough protein and don’t add extra fat to meals.

What makes all this simple and satisfying

It removes what causes weight gain, increased appetite and cravings and implements practices that cause weight loss like low carbs and eating less frequently.

Weight loss can be a really simple process of becoming a fat burner and then extending that fat burning with implementing fasting.

The new bundle, How to Intermittent Fast on Keto for Fat Loss, helps you leverage being a fat burner on keto and then taking advantage of being a fat burner with intermittent fasting.

The bundle includes 2 30-day meal plans, 6 ebooks to help you establish a keto for fat loss lifestyle and weight loss routine, over 50 meal ideas for eating keto while intermittent fasting, and how to improve weight loss results.

How to Intermittent Fast on Keto for Fat Loss

This is technique is straight from my 75-lbs weight loss transformation after trying “everything.”

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How to lose weight in a week: 5 simple steps I’ve used to lose 10 pounds in a week

I lost 6 pounds and an inch in waist bloat in 5 days with this method.

It might not be easy, but it’s a simple method that can quickly jumpstart your weight loss transformation, get rid of bloat and water weight and get you summer ready sooner than later.

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Step #1: Remove all highly processed foods, drinks, sugars from your diet

And this definitely includes all alcoholic drinks too.

Highly processed foods and drinks (sugars and sweeteners too) cause bloat, water weight gain, increased appetite, increased cravings, blood sugar spikes and dips, and insulin resistance.

If you want to lose weight in a week, get rid of these foods ASAP.  

Step #2: Adopt a low-carb or keto diet for fat loss

I suggest this because even certain real foods, like sweet potatoes and bananas, can work against weight loss because of their sugar content, carbs, and starch.

These foods can also increase cravings, increase appetite, cause bloat, and cause blood sugar spikes a dips.

A keto diet for fat loss eliminates these foods and focuses on transforming your body from sugar burner to fat burner.

Step #3: Eat 1 to 2 meals a day

Get in some good ol’ intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting worked WONDERS for my weight loss transformation. What I did was not eat past 4pm and had my first meal the following day before 8am.

For a more aggressive approach, eat one meal a day. For something less aggressive, but also effective, eat two meals within a 8 hour window and fast for 16 hours.

Pick a fasting window that works best for you.

Step #4: Do not eat at night

Quit eating at night and fast instead. Listen. I’ve lost a lot of weight “effortlessly” when I started going to bed on an empty stomach.

Because I’ve had so much success with not eating at night, making sure to go to bed on an empty stomach, I always suggest this to people that ask me how I lost weight.

Give it a try. Sleep on an empty stomach by giving yourself a few hours or so before bed to digest food.

Step #5: Drink ½ to 1 gal of water a day

If you’re not drinking enough water, you’re missing out.

Challenge yourself to get enough water to hydrate yourself and take care of your cravings and appetite.

Sometimes, when we feel hungry, we’re actually thirsty.

Drink water.

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How to Intermittent Fast on Keto for Weight Loss: How I lost a total of 75-pounds after trying “everything”

If you’re looking for a quick way to lose weight, intermittent fasting on a keto diet is definitely a good look.

When I gave this powerful fat burning combination a try, I lost a total of 75 pounds and did it in a way that didn’t have me starving and dreaming about food like other diets have.

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There’s something really cool that happens when you eat a keto diet that makes intermittent fasting a breeze.

That’s how I was able to “melt” like I did and below I lay out what I did to lose 75 pounds and burn fat with intermittent fasting and a keto diet.

Cut out the keto snacks

To transition to intermittent fasting, I had to give up the keto snacking and begin by eating 3 meals a day.

Eventually, I went down to two meals a day and then needing one meal a day with the second meal being optional.

My appetite decreased big time and cravings went away. Soon, I felt like I was forcing myself to eat so started not finishing my meals. I say this is my body naturally decreasing my caloric intake too.

Decrease how often you eat on a keto diet by cutting out keto snacking. This will help you ease into intermittent fasting.

Plan meals to eat enough calories and macros in less meals

Since you’ll be eating less frequently, you’re going to want to learn how to eat more calories in fewer meals.

This can easily be done by using a keto calculator to determine how much food you’ll need to eat for your body and activity level. And then plan your meals.

In my How to Intermittent Fast on Keto for Fat Loss bundle, I’ve planned simple, keto meals that work best for intermittent fasting and breakdown how to plan keto meals for intermittent fasting.

My weight loss transformation with intermittent fasting on keto
My weight loss transformation

Keep keto meals for fat loss simple AF

Simple meal combinations of meat, primarily animal fats, and low-carb veggies has made keto super simple especially for weight loss.

It’s easier to track, easier to plan, and easier to manage especially if you have a busy schedule and not a lot of time to cook.

While keto recipes are cool, I’ve found the fancy ones can overcomplicate and extend a process that really doesn’t have to be as complicated or last as long as it does. It’s hard to be exact about what macros you’re getting in portions of recipes and if you’re eating enough calories.

Weight loss with intermittent fasting on a keto diet can be such a simple and quick process when the meals are simple and straight up because of how easy it is to keep an eye on what’s being eaten and how much.

Meat, healthy fats, and low-carb veggies for the win. At least when on a weight loss routine and looking to burn fat. Keep it simple.

Eat earlier instead of later in the day

Although I hear a lot of talk about skipping breakfast, I still value my breakfast and what fasting in the evenings has done for my weight loss.

I’ve gotten the best results when I made sure to go to bed on an empty stomach or at least not eat within 2 hours of my bedtime.

The weight loss was so good actually that I woke up to my waist beads being too big overnight.

What I’ve learned about sleep is this is when the body is regenerating and repairing. Giving the body the task to also digest during this time can hinder that regeneration and repair.

That’s why I don’t eat at night. Rather this is true or not, I have experienced better weight loss, a better mood, a healthier appetite, and better digestion when I fast afternoon, evenings and nights.

I highly recommend giving night fasting a try if you can.

Give these tips a try for the next 30-days with a plan  

I’ve put together a bundle of 6 ebooks, 2 30-day meal plans, 4 intermittent fasting schedules with keto meals, and over 50 simple keto meal combination ideas that work well with intermittent fasting to help you achieve your weight loss transformation goals with keto intermittent fasting.

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The How to Intermittent Fast on Keto for Fat Loss bundle is designed to not only show you how to do keto intermittent fasting, but how to also fit it into your lifestyle and optimize weight loss.

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