What's in your Fridge?

What's in your fridgeWhat’s in your fridge should be of outmost importance. All too often when you are hungry you will eat what’s in front of you healthy or not. It is too tempting to have unhealthy food at reach and it’s just a matter of time before you eat it. Here are a few simple tricks to have the best items to keep you in fat burning mode!

Water

People who drink more water burn more calories, that’s a fact. Keeping the water in a 4 liter container will allow you to keep track of how much you are drinking and ensure you drink all of it.

Shrimp

For just 120 calories per 4oz serving, shrimps are loaded with nutrients that helps stabilize blood-sugar levels to keep you energized and away from the vending machines or treats from co-workers!

Wild Salmon

There’s nothing fishy about salmon’s fat-burning prowess. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation and triglyceride levels, a form of body fat. The Dietitians of Canada suggests eating fish at least 2 times a week to get your recommendation.

Chicken and Turkey breasts

With nearly zero carbs and fat, and an impressive 26 grams of protein in one 4oz serving. Cook them in batches so you have plenty for the week, or if you cook too much, portion them out and freeze them for later.

Sauces and condiments

Steer clear of sodium-packed sauces such as barbeque sauce, ketchup and full fat salad dressings. Look for dressings that are clear, not creamy. Best toppings are mustard, salsa, balsamic vinegar, apple cider and lemon juice.

Eggs

A cheap way to get high-quality protein and 13 essential nutrients, including hard-to-get vitamin D, which research is increasingly linking to fat loss. Mix one whole egg plus two egg whites to save on cholesterol; 13 grams of protein for just 90 calories.

Lean Beef

Half the fat in beef is monounsaturated and won’t raise bad cholesterol levels. And even better, beef contains the highest source of carnitine, a protein that melts fat. Your leanest picks are round cuts, flank and sirloin or lean ground beef.

Fruits and vegetables

Keeping your metabolism kicking requires eating more frequently, without packing in too many calories. Fruits and vegetables fit the bill with less than 100 calories per serving, plus fiber and water to keep you full for longer.

With a fridge pack full of good healthy food, you are one step closer to your goals!


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