7 Fat-Burning Foods to Get You in Shape!

Good morning everyone and happy Monday!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and that it was sunny in your part of the world! Here in New York the sun was out and although it is still a little chilly, the promise of warm weather, and swimsuit season is in the air!

In preparation for summer, today’s video is all about what you should include in your diet to help you get to your weight goals. I’ll share with you the 7 foods you should be including in your diet to help you burn fat and suppress your appetite. You will also learn how to best start your day to jump start your metabolism and how to enhance your morning beverage for optimal fat burning potential. I’ll also talk about what to drink to help you burn 70 calories from your day, which if done consistently will help you lose as much as 7 pounds a year!

Once you’ve watched the video, I’d love to hear from you! How do YOU start your day to get your metabolism revved for the day? What snacks do you include in your diet? Have you tried my breakfast and snack suggestions? and if so, what were the results? I’d love to hear in the comments below.

Wishing you all a beautiful and healthy week!

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16 comments on “7 Fat-Burning Foods to Get You in Shape!

  1. AvatarSandra

    Thank you so much for all the videos and information you post. I’ve been trying to find a way to eat healthy and you have definitely inspired me . I have Megaloblastic anemia and a deficiency of vitamin B12 which means an injection shot every month. I would appreciate any dietary or lifestyle advice for this deficiency. Keep on with all your good work, thank you.

  2. AvatarLouise DiSclafani

    Love the reminder of the value of apple and grapefruit. I”m egg sensitive so that becomes a problem for me. I eat high fiber cereals, usually organic, and gluten free. At this point, I find I feel more satisfied with my cereals than if I do try an egg.

  3. AvatarDayna

    Thank you Barbara for ALL of your videos!!! Today’s sounded like my diet :o)
    I’ve been having cinnamon in coffee for about 8 years now, it’s great! And have been eating eggs or egg whites in the a.m. for about 5 years, awesome boost of strength instead of a cereal/carb let down. Love pine nuts & use them on salads, sauteed veggies, even pizza! Drink green tea mostly in the winter, but will try iced this summer. Have 1/2 an apple several days/week w/almond butter & will get back on grapefruit, (my husband can’t have them, but I can) thank you for the reminder!

  4. AvatarRoberta

    Another fabulous video…I now look forward to Mondays! I have been following your advice and start every day with eggs. I started adding cinnamon to my coffee as well. You reminded me about the pine nuts. Because they are so high in fat, I have stayed away from them but I am going to incorporate them into my diet. Your guidance has made losing and maintaining much easier!

    Also, apples, tea and cinnamon should always be organic. Some tea is coming from parts of the world where they still spray with DDT. Lose tea is always better since we don’t always know exact material of the tea bags.

  5. AvatarAudrey Cohen

    I love your Motivational Mondays. Thank you for sending them.

    I am not writing about today’s video. Instead I would like to suggest another topic for you : NAILS. Until this year my nails were fine. Now they are splitting vertically. Is this related to nutrition? IF so, what am I missing in my diet?

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez RPh MS Post author

      Thanks for the suggestion! I will add it to the list~ and yes, related to nutrition,… next round of taping I will make a video on it. In the meantime, check out the hair video as a lot to those suggestions would apply. It’s in the archives~

  6. AvatarDanielle

    Another Monday, another great video Barbara! I’ve incorporated cinnamon into my morning coffee and start my day with eggs – definitely feeling much more satisfied and less hungry throughout the day. I will now add in an apple and pine nuts and see what happens.

    As far as the oats go, if I’m eating eggs for breakfast, how do you suggest incorporating the oats into my diet?

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez RPh MS Post author

      Thanks Danielle! And glad to know that you are experiencing the benefits of those two small shifts.
      If you opt for oats, make sure you add some nuts, ground flax and cinnamon to the preparation to slow insulin response. You can also try the porridge recipe I posted last week which has loads of fiber that will provide the same advantage as the oats, but without the carbs.
      Let me know how the pine nuts and apple go 🙂


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