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.
Check out Fatworks site here to visit their store. They also have these cool bundles where you can save while purchasing more than one fat or test the fats they have in a sample pack.
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 the everything in moderation myth.
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