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The Number 1 Food to Burn Belly Fat

By Dr. Eric Berg DC
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Our Educational Content is Not Meant or Intended for Medical Advice or Treatment

The Number 1 Food to Burn Belly Fat

Protein is the number one food to burn fat, but it comes with a package.

The reason protein will help you lose weight is because it triggers two fat-burning hormones — growth hormone and glucagon. However, before you start adding protein to your meals, you have to know three important things first.

1.    Don’t consume a large amount of protein per meal. 

If you start eating more than 6 oz of protein per meal, you are going to put a lot of stress on your liver because your body has to break down the excessive amount of protein. Our bodies don’t really need a lot of protein.

2.    Eat only quality protein.

Most diet programs use soy protein isolate powder or cheap whey protein powder, which are both low-quality proteins.

If you are replacing that with your own body protein, you are not going to look healthy as you lose weight. People who do it that way will look older or look like a crackhead.

Some types of quality protein are:

•    Beef from grass-fed animals
•    Organic chicken
•    Free-range eggs
•    Wild-caught fish

3.    Add enough vegetables to your diet.

Eating more vegetables is important to get rid of the waste of the acid from the protein. Protein turns into a waste product, such as ammonia or uric acid, if you have too much of it.

Seven cups of vegetables will flush all of this waste out of your body, especially from your liver, and buffer the side effects of the protein. As long as your vegetables are high, you can tolerate the protein.

To sum up, consuming protein can help you get rid of belly fat because it will trigger the right fat-burning hormones. However, you have to eat protein wisely and follow the three tips above when adding protein to your diet.

 

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