2. Do you feel more energy after decreasing carbs for 2-3 days and replacing them with healthy fats and proteins?
3. Does your weight, blood pressure, and/or cholesterol levels increase on higher carbohydrate diets?
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4. Are you naturally on the heavy side and find it difficult to lose body fat even on a restricted calorie diet that includes starchy carbohydrates?
5. Do you tend to hold your fat around the “love handles”, lower back and butt even when you are eating healthy?
If you answered, “yes” to any of the above, you may find that a low carbohydrate, higher fat, higher protein nutrition plan will work best for your fat loss.
Here is what I would suggest.
Step One; eliminate all processed foods like sugar, flour, and packaged foods.
Step Two; eliminate all starchy carbohydrates such as rice, bread, potatoes, pasta, oatmeal.
Step Three; eat plenty of vegetable carbohydrates like broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, and other leafy greens.
Step Four; eat plenty of low sugar fruits like apples, strawberries, and blueberries.
Step Five; eat lean proteins like chicken, turkey, fish, beef, and eggs.
Step Six; eat the A-OK healthy fats I recommend in my books like olive oil, avocados, and “k”nuts.
Here are some other healthier carbohydrate choices I recommend; black beans, green beans, peppers, onions, zucchini, and quinoa-a grain that is a much healthier choice to add to your nutrition plan.
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Making these adjustments to your nutrition plan, regardless of your “genetic type” will immediately improve your overall health. Add plenty of water daily and at least try to take a 20 minute brisk walk everyday and you’ll see amazing changes happen to you body as you begin to feel, move and act differently as your health improves. You have the power to control your genes "your other jeans, lol!" and change your life today and it all starts with the foods that you choose to eat.