Thursday, March 5, 2009

30 Power Foods for More Fat Loss!

"You must serve only the Lord your God. If you do, He will bless you with food and water, and He will protect you from illness."
- Exodus 23:25

This is an article originally written by Mike Roussell, Ph.D. I wanted to post it as today's blog since it gives good information about power foods that you should be eating on a regular basis. You'll see that many of the points he makes goes along with previous blogs I've written about power foods - Power Foods; Power Foods - Part 2; and Four Foods for More Fat Loss.

Good food is an extremely important part of any fat loss diet. The food you eat is actually going to drive (or inhibit) your fat loss. I have put together a list of 30 Power Foods that are the kings of "healthy foods." They will get your body primed not only for rapid weight loss but greatly improved health.

These 30 Power Foods (if not all, then most) should be the center pieces of your nutrition as they are loaded with vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, essential fatty acids, fiber, essential amino acids and all kinds of other good stuff that we don’t fully understand (but we know they are good for us because God provided them as food).

I wanted to use this list to supercharge your nutrition - hopefully you're eating a lot of these already. They are separated into five groups:
  1. Starches (faster acting carbs)
  2. Fruits & Vegetables (and non-starchy carbohydrates)
  3. Proteins
  4. Fats
  5. Powerfood Outsiders (these don’t really fit into any of the previous categories but that doesn’t take away from their nutritional power)
  • Amaranth
  • Quinoa
  • Oats
  • Yams
Fruits & Vegetables
  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Onions
  • Oranges
  • Pomegranates
  • Pumpkin
  • Raspberries
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Beans
  • Avocado
  • Coconut Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Flaxseed/Flaxseed Oil
  • Walnuts/Almonds/Seeds
  • Lean Poultry
  • Salmon
  • Lean Red Meat
  • Omega-3 Eggs
  • Cottage Cheese (with Live Cultures)
  • Milk Protein Powder Blend
Power Foods Outsiders
  • Green Tea
  • Cinnamon
  • Garlic
  • Hot Peppers
Which ones are you eating? Which ones aren't you eating? Make note of the ones you aren't eating and make sure you pick them up next time you go shopping.

About the Author/More Info
Warp Speed Fat Loss is a complete 28-day diet and training system crafted to help you lose 10, 15 or 20lbs of body fat in just 28 days. To start losing weight fast, visit Warp Speed Fat Loss.

Mike Roussell is a nutrition doctoral student at Pennsylvania State University. Mike's writings can be found in magazines such as Men's Health, Men's Fitness and Testosterone Nation. Mike specializes in fat loss nutrition and diets for busy men and women who need to lose weight fast without it interfering with their lives. Warp Speed Fat Loss is a complete Done-for-You A-Z Fat Loss Blueprint that gives you exactly everything you need to eat to lose weight in record time.

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