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    theleip is offline Fat Loss Toubleshooter!
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    Top 9 Foods For Fat Loss

    Top 9 Foods For Fat Loss

    This is taken from My Q&A from The Fat Loss Troubleshoot Conference

    "Question: Sean Asks- What are your top 9 must eat foods for fat
    loss?


    Leigh Answers: I find this question to be hilarious, not because it
    isnít a good question Sean, ha, but because you chose nine. I am
    used to working in fiveís and tenís my friend.

    (Jackie interrupts and says he is trying to throw off my nerveís)

    He is trying to throw off my game! It turns my whole world into a spin.

    Okay so Top 9 Foods For Fat Loss.

    Number 1# Water

    (two people chime in and say ďthatís not food!Ē)

    Okay fine so water isnít ďfoodĒ but it is the most important substance
    you can take into your body. 70% of people are walking around at
    least partially dehydrated in this country. What did I tell you guys
    about the snow remember?

    (Sean reacts and says his snow would no longer be yellow)

    Good! We donít want yellow snow, that isnít healthy. Water is 100%
    essential need to the body, and 100% essential for fat loss. If nothing
    else remember this the next time you chug down. How do you think
    that fat leaves the body? I will give you a hint, it doesnít just magically
    disappear into nothing.

    Number 2# Eggs

    My next choice is eggs, especially egg whites and omega 3 eggs.
    You know there is just nothing you canít do with these guys.
    Scrambled, hard boiled, baking, pancakes, added protein to
    smoothies though egg whites only for that one guys okay. They have
    the great BV value of protein you can ask for, the omega 3 have good
    fats. Not only is it a easy food, it is a cheap food. So yeah, number 2
    on the list, eggs.

    Number 3# EFAís (Essential Fatty Acids)


    Next up is EFAís or essential fatty acids. Whatever source you
    choose to get this from is your choice but I personally, and I will try
    not to advertise or name drop here, but go with an supplement oil
    blend. We not only want good fats, we want a balance of good fats.
    This doesnít mean not to get any fats from whole foods of course.
    Fish, nuts, oils, all great, but somewhere in the diet getting a pure and
    solid form of supplemented oil blend is something that I think is key
    not only for fat loss, but for health.

    Number 4# Oatmeal

    Four is a personal obsession, it is hard not to put it at one because of
    my pure love for it but nonetheless here it is, number 4, Oatmeal.
    A lot of people get very confused about oatmeal, how to cook it,
    which brand to get. Do I get instant, steel cut, rolled? My advice, cost
    wise and ease wise is to go with the Old Fashion Rolled Oats. Now,
    do steel oats have a higher fiber source and better process? Of
    course, but they arenít as cheap, not as easy to find and take longer
    to cook and I find in some areas if you ask to much of people they
    end up giving up all together. So go into the store, get the old fashion
    rolled oats, still lower GI than instant, still a great source of fiber and
    great for the heart. Best of all they are easy to work with and cheap to
    buy.

    Number #5 Berries

    Berries. Particularly I would chose wild blueberries, raspberries and
    cranberries. Some of the best sources of anti-oxidants, fiber, low
    calories, easy to make anything taste good with and if you buy frozen
    you can save some cash, if you buy frozen and in bulk you can save
    a bundle.

    Number #6 Greens

    Greens is classified as turnips, spinach, collard, kale, I would even
    throw in broccoli into that mix. These are the true super foods.
    Vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, low calorie, list goes on and
    on.
    You know even if, you know a lot of people fight me on the
    vegetables, I wasnít a fan of veggies myself but let me tell you that
    you can sneak these suckers in so much you donít even know they
    are there and one day you wake up and not only have you developed
    a taste for them, you actually like them and want to have them in your
    meals. Put them in an omelet, vegetable lasagna, toss into a shake
    with berries and protein and BAM you have one heck of a power
    combo. Donít neglect you veggies!

    Number #7 Whey

    Okay now that I am finished with my ďeat your veggiesĒ talk we are
    going to get to Whey Protein. Of course if you have a whey
    intolerance you can go with egg, but basically what I am speaking of
    is whey protein supplement powder. In general I am really pro whole
    foods but, in certain times a protein supplement has its place,
    especially post workout and if choosing a protein powder, whey is
    number one. If you use it right and time it right in the diet but still
    provide yourself with whole foods, it can be one heck of a protein
    source and save you some time as well.

    Number 8# Fish

    Next up is fish, I think that fish is, you know really I donít like it. I still
    havenít come to enjoy any fish that wasnít a childhood fish stick, but I
    eat it! I eat it because it is a source of good fats and amazing source
    of protein. So maybe you are in the same boat and team as me, and
    you donít like getting it down, do it anyway.

    Number 9# Sweet Potato

    Alright, last one, remember I have to stop at nine because Sean
    wanted to be cute and throw off my whole process, so this was tough
    but my winner, coming in at number nine is Sweet Potatoes.
    Sweet potatoes deemed the ďantidiabeticĒ food are filled with antioxidants,
    vitamins, minerals, and of all starch foods are the easiest to
    digest. Did I mention they are really yummy?
    So with this list realize that if you ate nothing but what is on this list
    that you have a complete balanced diet right here. Complete amino
    acids, good fats, vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, all right here in
    these 9 foods. Mix them up even and have real power meals, put the
    berries in the oatmeal, put the spinach in the omelets, it is endless.
    Some people might say ďhey you didnít list this or thatĒ, donít get me
    wrong there are defiantly some other great foods out there, but as far
    as I what I feel the average person can easily and should keep in
    their daily diet, these are my top nine.

    (Sean asks, what if I would have said ten!? )

    Leigh Answers:
    You will just have to think about that!
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    cc85 is offline Warming Up
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    Do you have a list of the top 10 worst foods?

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    I think I can agree with your list except for #7. Somehow a processed powder is not a real food to me. Wouldn't a high protein food source like skinless/boneless chicken breast or fat free cottage cheese work equally well or better? It seems to me if someone's putting that much time into the gym then they'd also want to put some time into their nutrition and its preparation.

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    I think whey definitely has a place on a list like this though. As Leigh stated in the description, it is great for post workout. Do you really want cottage cheese after a workout? I sure don't.

    Cool list! I am glad that I eat all of that, except the fish. I just don't want to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkMyWords View Post
    I think whey definitely has a place on a list like this though. As Leigh stated in the description, it is great for post workout. Do you really want cottage cheese after a workout? I sure don't.
    I agree, I cant make myself eat within 30 min of my workouts.

    leip- I gotta question for you(or anyone). My mom's trainer told her that she could not eat berries or nuts, that it was only healthy for men and all women should stay away from them. My mom has home-grown blueberries and raspberries daily, and I have never heard someone say not to eat them. Do you have any idea why he would say that? I can not belive this guy has his nasm-cpt + cscs, also he shouldn't even be giving nutrition advice to begin with right? Not without permission from a nutritionist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkMyWords View Post
    I think whey definitely has a place on a list like this though. As Leigh stated in the description, it is great for post workout. Do you really want cottage cheese after a workout? I sure don't.

    Cool list! I am glad that I eat all of that, except the fish. I just don't want to!
    I'm not saying that whey isn't a good post workout "meal". I just wouldn't classify it as food - as far as I know it's processed powder so to me it's a supplement if anything. And as for eating post workout, it generally happens that I have lunch after my strength training and dinner after my cardio training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-MayheM View Post
    I agree, I cant make myself eat within 30 min of my workouts.

    leip- I gotta question for you(or anyone). My mom's trainer told her that she could not eat berries or nuts, that it was only healthy for men and all women should stay away from them. My mom has home-grown blueberries and raspberries daily, and I have never heard someone say not to eat them. Do you have any idea why he would say that? I can not belive this guy has his nasm-cpt + cscs, also he shouldn't even be giving nutrition advice to begin with right? Not without permission from a nutritionist?
    I doubt that that's true (that women can't eat berries and nuts) but I'd love to hear the reasoning as to why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc85 View Post
    Do you have a list of the top 10 worst foods?
    I will get on this for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingo View Post
    I think I can agree with your list except for #7. Somehow a processed powder is not a real food to me. Wouldn't a high protein food source like skinless/boneless chicken breast or fat free cottage cheese work equally well or better? It seems to me if someone's putting that much time into the gym then they'd also want to put some time into their nutrition and its preparation.
    I can understand where you are coming from on this issue and I certainly believe in whole food sources. Understand that the use of the word "food" in this instance is a very relaxed meaning.

    First good processed whey is a great source of protein post workout. It delivers fast the amino acids the body needs to restore from repair. Since most fat loss programs I am behind or prescribe to clients involves resistance training, post workout nutrition is very important to me. I happen to stand by a more liquid fast acting post workout source. You can read more on my stance on post workout nutrition here if you so desire.
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    convenience. If you mix whey with whole food sources (homemade protein bars, power shakes, etc.) While maybe not 100% the best way to get in protein, it is 100% better than most peoples glorified candy bars and slim fast "healthy" shakes. So it is because of its ease of use, great breakdown post workout, and its solid source of amino acids that I put it at #7 on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-MayheM View Post
    I agree, I cant make myself eat within 30 min of my workouts.

    leip- I gotta question for you(or anyone). My mom's trainer told her that she could not eat berries or nuts, that it was only healthy for men and all women should stay away from them. My mom has home-grown blueberries and raspberries daily, and I have never heard someone say not to eat them. Do you have any idea why he would say that? I can not believe this guy has his nasm-cpt + cscs, also he shouldn't even be giving nutrition advice to begin with right? Not without permission from a nutritionist?
    That is a really out there and in correct statement. The only reason you as a woman would ever limit nuts (particularity peanuts) from the diet is when pregnant as it could lead to allergy issues for your child. That is it, period.

    Eating nuts for a woman has shown links to decrease chance of Type II diabetes. Not to mention everyone can certainly grasp the great health benifits of healthy fats.

    As for the berries, this is even more out there. Women benefit from berries MORE than men do even. The phytonutrients, the folate, its endless really. They are amazing for women. Sorry but this guy doesn't have a clue what he is talking about. Technically giving advice changes from state to state. Here in my state you have to have something, in some states you don't have to have anything, so it just depends.

    I don't care what 1 report where you could show me there is something negative. I can show you dozens of solid studies that show just how great both of these products are for women AND men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theleip View Post
    I can understand where you are coming from on this issue and I certainly believe in whole food sources. Understand that the use of the word "food" in this instance is a very relaxed meaning.

    First good processed whey is a great source of protein post workout. It delivers fast the amino acids the body needs to restore from repair. Since most fat loss programs I am behind or prescribe to clients involves resistance training, post workout nutrition is very important to me. I happen to stand by a more liquid fast acting post workout source. You can read more on my stance on post workout nutrition here if you so desire.
    The Fat Loss Troubleshooter: The Telephone Game
    convenience. If you mix whey with whole food sources (homemade protein bars, power shakes, etc.) While maybe not 100% the best way to get in protein, it is 100% better than most peoples glorified candy bars and slim fast "healthy" shakes. So it is because of its ease of use, great breakdown post workout, and its solid source of amino acids that I put it at #7 on the list.
    Thanks for replying Leigh - it's the (in my view) very relaxed meaning of "food" that I'm talking about. I am most likely splitting hairs, but, regardless of its effectiveness, whey (in my dictionary) is a supplement, not a food. If you were to list the top 9 supplements, I'd definitely put whey at the top of the list. But, it just seems to me that a processed powder is fundamentally different from the notion of natural food. To my mind, whey fits in the same category as vitamins (a powder compressed into a pill) - something that's not readily encountered in the natural world however, it's something that's needed to fill in gaps in nutrition.

    Thanks for linking that blog entry - I think I have a better understanding as to why whey should be used and in what circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc85 View Post
    Do you have a list of the top 10 worst foods?
    This everyone should know! Food filled with saturated fats.

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    Tops on my list of worst foods (since they chose water as a best food) would have to be soda. 150 empty sugar calories that don't make you feel full so you just drink more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theleip View Post
    I will get on this for you
    Ice creame has to be in the top 10 worst foods.... And Mcdonalds fries

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    Def the McD's fries...they used to fry these in beef tallow (basically the fat drippings from cooked hamburgers). I think they use some sort of oil now.

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