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Top 7 Foods You Can’t Overeat

Cartoon_Asparagus_jpg3086There are certain organic foods you can eat that will cause you to burn fat off your body just for eating them. These foods simply can’t be overeaten. In fact, I challenge you to try. Stuff yourself with these foods all day and see what happens. I’ll tell you what to expect – you will just get leaner. In fact, the more you eat, the leaner you will get, so go for it!

These foods are also super nutritious, so you will be getting your vitamins and minerals too. They will also give you more energy, strengthen your immune system, make you feel like a million bucks and more. It’s just a good idea any way you look at it, so there really is no downside.

These 7 super-miracle foods (listed in order of awesome-ness and fat-burnitude) are:

  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Asparagus
  • Celery
  • Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Beets

There are more, but these are the top 7. Any dark green leafy vegetable will have this effect as well. In fact, most vegetables will have this effect. Eat these raw whenever possible. The less cooking the better, and NEVER cook in a microwave. It ruins everything and neutralizes all the good effects you could enjoy.

Try to overeat them. I dare you…

How Much Protein Do We Need?

eat-proteinLots of X Gym clients come to me asking about their protein needs and requirements. The research varies widely on this and frankly, I don’t think we even fully know the answer to this question yet. Research has shown that protein is a high metabolic food and most sources build muscle and burn fat, so that’s good enough for me to eat it – even in excess of what I can absorb.

Excess protein raises your metabolism and makes you leaner, because your body has to do something with that energy. It doesn’t want to convert it into fat because that’s more work than just burning it off, so it chooses to do the latter by increasing your metabolic rate.

 

Another reason excess protein helps make you lean is because your body keeps fat on reserve to prevent starvation, but   (more…)