What if you could zap away those unwanted pounds without having to give up chips, cheese or BBQ sauce?
There is a new spicy weight loss secret!
Laurel House, author of "Quickiechick's Cheat Sheet", says. "There are a lot of new diet tricks but you also have to remember that whatever you're doing it needs to make sense in your life the five two diet is a new diet that scientists have been studying that actually shows you can lose weight, you can lose fat and lower your cholesterol.
What is it is you have 5 normal days of eating and two days of fasting- it's not actually fasting, it's just minimizing your calories to 500 calories a day, non consecutive days an example of one of the fasting days is this, this is about 450 calories it's a veggie burger with barbecue sauce, a pickle, a thing of low fat string cheese and pop chips."
But if the 5-2 plan seems to extreme for you, while at STK LA, Fitness Expert and Author Laurel House also gave us the skinny on some other ways to drop pounds, starting with some fat-burning foods.
House says,"Some examples are apples it's the pectin in the skin that helps to burn fat, jalapenos... if you don't have fresh jalapenos you can just get spices and put that in your tea put that in your food and cinnamon, cinnamon has recently been found to help burn a lot of fat. Greek yogurt is a great fat burner especially belly fat. Green tea this is david's green tea and what I like about it is it's organic and it's super immune boosting which we also need right now with this crazy flu season."
Laurel adds, "One of the biggest problems with the American diet is the amount of calories we consume just because of the amount of food we consume. All you have to do is minimize your plate size so go from an entre size to a salad size and you can cut 48% of your calories."
Your diet should fit your needs.
Physical activity, gender, height and medical conditions are all factors to consider when changing your diet.
Talk to your doctor to see what will work best for you.
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