Changing my eating habits has been such an amazing journey for me. I want to share with you 8 things I’ve learned about eating for sustainable fat loss.
1. Insulin needs to stay in check if our body is going to release fat from storage.
Insulin is a storage hormone and when it is present in our bloodstream, we are way more likely to store fat and build muscle than we are to burn fat. We keep insulin in check by only sparingly eating starches and sugar. The amount will vary for everyone but usually keeping your starchy/sugary carbs below 100g per day is a good place to start.
2. Focus on consuming fat-burning foods as often as your body needs them.
Fat burning foods are foods that are anti-inflammatory, non-insulin releasing and keep our hormones balanced. Examples are lean protein (especially grass-fed meat, wild caught fish and pastured eggs), organic non-starchy veggies (lightly steamed or roasted broccoli, kale, spinach, green beans, peppers, cu...