When it comes to meat, fish or fowl, you can eat what you want. Try to eat fatty fish wherever possible. Sardines, mackerel, herring are brilliant as is wild salmon. Meat should ideally be pasture fed. Eating all the fat is an absolute must. This is where the real magic comes from. Eat all the skin on the chicken, fat on the lamb and beef. Slow cooked belly pork is something very special. It is important to note, this is NOT a high protein diet, protein should be moderate and we must consume a suitable amount of fat to keep satiated and full of energy.
Our natural fat sources are vitally important. Eat plenty of olive oil on your salad and plenty of butter on all your vegetables. Coconut oil has a high flash point and is a great option for frying foods when necessary. Try a beautiful fragrant curry with plenty of fresh coriander, green chillies and coconut cream to finish it off, nothing could be more satisfying!
All vegetables that grow above ground are fair game. Eat zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, spinach kale, chard, asparagus, radishes, mushrooms, lettuces, cauli, broccoli, capsicums, celery and cabbages. When it comes to other vegetables it is best to consume them in moderation, starchy vegetables like carrots, parsnips and yams can slow or potentially stall weight loss. Eating clean, however, is our primary concern whilst avoiding all out starches, so get to know yourself gradually and see what keeps you losing weight, or more or less at your goal weight, and simply continue to eat REAL food. Simple as that.
Nuts make a great snack and can be really handy to have in the car or the lunch box. A warning though, don’t take the whole bag. They can domino very quickly. A good choice is always pecans and macadamias, these two have the lowest amount of net carbs and can be consumed pretty freely. Nuts are full of great natural healthy fats.
Eggs, the most underrated food! So versatile and make a meal any time of day. Great, simple, go to breakfast or even a beautiful frittata for and evening meal with some salad or veggies. Eat eggs! When selecting dairy, go full fat all the way. The cream with highest fat content you can find, full fat cream cheese as well as full fat Greek yoghurt. The fat is where the nutrition and flavour is. Avoid low fat milk or yoghurts, they have a very high sugar content. Full fat cheeses contain very little carbs and are very high in saturated fat. Select cheese that is not processed.
When it comes to berries, eat these in moderation. They are a good treat however with some cream. Fruit should be considered high carb, and taken with caution, the fibre in the fruit will make it a better choice than drinking fruit juice, but fructose is a sugar, and will raise blood sugar and insulin levels, and too much will slow weight loss, or worse, put weight on. Take caution with fruits.