Wednesday, August 3, 2011

6 tips to fight fat. Fact or fiction?

I read an article recently with 6 tips on how to fight fat.  Most of the tips seemed pretty reasonable:

1.  Drink water with lemon. 
Mix 1/2 lemon with hot water and stevia first thing every morning to cleanse your liver

2.  Flax seed. 
Grind up flax seed and eat 2 Tablespoons of flax seed every day. Put it in your shakes, salads or over vegetables. Flax seed helps stabilize your blood sugar and will keep you from going on a binge.

3.  Eat 10 walnuts a day
Eating walnuts will reduce your insulin and keep fat storage in-line. Studies have shown that eating walnuts as a snack or on salads will keep you fuller longer. Walnuts are rich in Omega-3.

4.  Throw a little cinnamon in your ingredients.
Put cinnamon in your coffee or on your oatmeal. Studies show that cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon a day will help with cholesterol and triglycerides.
5.  Hot Sauce.
Burn more fat by eating spicy food. Put some cayenne pepper on your soup or vegetables. Hot sauce helps clear insulin out of the blood stream.
Plus, save money on heating bills.

6.  Eat Salmon
Eat 3 ounces of salmon and you will receive more than the daily requirement of Vitamin D. Tuna, Sardines and mackerel have almost the same benefits. By having enough Vitamin D in your system will help reduce your belly.

Water:  check
Flax seed, I guess I could add it in (depending on point values).
Walnuts, i'm not willing to spend the points on them everyday.
Cinnamon, that's a spice I don't use often, just don't think of it.
Hot sauce, that's another item I don't use often, again not part of my routine.
Salmon:  check

After reviewing my answers on how many things from that article that i'm actually doing, I decided to add the two easiest things:  Cinnamon & hot sauce.

For a full week I put cinnamon on my yogurt and a few drops of hot sauce on my breakfast sandwich... by my weigh in on Saturday, I'd lost 3 pounds... *virtual cartwheel*

Bottom line, one week can't say for sure either way if it's really the main reason for the weight loss or even helpful, but I'm willing to keep it up for another week or two.. you know, for testing purposes :D

1 comment:

  1. Flax seed: 2 Tbsp is 2 p+
    walnuts: 10 halves is 4 p+ / 3 p+ for 1 Tbsp walnut oil

    The way I see it, the flax seed will keep you fuller so you won't miss 2 pts. The walnuts are delicious, but 4's a lot on a daily basis... maybe if you start with that when you're planning your day... maybe make those the automatics?

    Remember flax seed absolutely has to be ground up in order to be absorbed or else it'll just pass through, wasting away the 43¢ per pound you just spent! Maybe try chia seeds while you're at it? They're WAAAAY more expensive, but supposed to be filling and healthy.