How to Lose Weight by Eating “Catabolic Foods” & Improve Gut Microbiome!
How to lose weight by “Eating Catabolic Foods” — Eliminates the chore of calorie counting and improves your gut microbiome. Losing weight by eating catabolic foods works in two ways. These foods provide your with optimal nutrition whilst your body takes more calories to metabolize these particular foods than the calories that the food provides. This is where most of your fruit and vegetables come into play as they are catabolic foods.
Change your Mindset to the Foods you EAT!
For a Happier & Healthier You!
The only way to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight is in changing firstly your mindset as to the foods you are going to eat, making a totally clean break and restocking your fridge and pantry with the foods I will be talking about in this article.
One of the first steps in losing weight is to restore the function of what is known as your gut microbiome [these are the little fellows that assist with the digestion, transportation of the food you eat, with the nutrients fueling your body in order to heal and restore. They also help along with exercise to restore and maintain your metabolism.
I have also found over the years working with my clients supporting their weight loss that if losing weight means that they had to count calories then it just becomes all too hard. You will feel that you whole life has been taken up by measuring what you are going to eat.
Guess What “No More Counting Calories all you have to do is to Eat Catabolic Foods – Catabolic Foods Burn more Calories than they Give You”
What this means!
Catabolic foods are the opposite of Anabolic foods (Anabolic means related to building muscle)
For example a medium sized apple (which is catabolic), would provide an average of 85 calories.
However your metabolism would require an additional 99 more calories to metabolize it. As a result, you burn calories (and hopefully fat!)
How it Works?
So by decreasing the quantity of Anabolic Foods to say 25% of your daily food intake and introducing 75% Catabolic Foods will help you to lose weight gradually, effectively and without causing any health problems or additional stress by having to count calories.
It is often asked of me during my years of supporting people with weight loss and weight management – Do I need to count calories?
If I consume less calories will this slow down my metabolism?
This is not necessarily true, if you have been overconsuming calories by eating highly processed, high fat and sugar laden foods.
These foods even if you cut down on the quantity or calorie count, will make little difference to your metabolism. As these foods because of their toxicity and lack of nutritional value and damaging affects to your vital organs, cutting back on the calories will have little effect on our weight loss or metabolism.
The Key to losing weight long term, isn’t about calorie counting. It is about eating foods that are known as catabolic. That is your body takes more calories to metabolize the particular food than the calories that the food provides.
This is where most of your fruit and vegetables come into play as they are catabolic foods. Here is an example: a medium sized apple provides 85 calories, however to metabolize it your body requires 99 calories. Seafood and Organic chicken breast are also classified as catabolic foods.
Here is a list below of Catabolic Foods:
Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, grapefruit, lemons, limes oranges, papaya, mangoes, kiwi fruit, pineapple, plums, pears, rockmelon, strawberries, watermelon, apples, apricots, cherries, grapes, honey dew melons, nectarines, peaches, tangerines, pomegranates, rhubarb
Sprouts – particularly alfalfa, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots and celery: Chinese greens, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, leeks, lettuces, fresh herbs, peppers, radishes, seaweed, spinach, sweet potato, tomato, zucchini, watercress:. Also green beans, beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, endive, garlic, onion, parsnips, cabbage and capsicum
Most seafood – including bream, calamari, clams, crabs, salmon, flounder, mussels, prawns, tuna, lobster, sea perch, sardines, scallops, cod and oysters.
Egg particularly the whites (boiled, poached or scrambled), lentils, soya beans, chickpeas, turkey, and chicken breast fillet without the skin, trimmed steak, lean lamb fillets and lean pork fillets occasionally.
Portion size of your protein should be the inside of the palm of your hand.
Organic Natural Yogurt
Cheese in moderation, cottage or ricotta are your best choices.
Smoothies – include coconut water or milk, almond milk: Plus any of the fruits mentioned above. Herbal teas such as green tea, chamomile, peppermint, lemon and ginger
Vegetable juice – including carrot, celery, beetroot (only a half a beetroot), spinach, kale, capsicum, apple, ginger and lime.
Vegetable soup full of potassium can include any of your vegetables from you catabolic list.
Water – Water is vital for every organ, every tissue in your body.
Improving Your Gut Microbiome Improves your Digestion & Assists with Healthy Weightloss!
Foods to improve Gut microbiome & digestion
- Fresh Fruit and vegetables
- Organic Black Plunger Coffee
- Organic Black Tea, Green Tea and Dandelion Tea
- Kefir, Kombucha, Pickled Vegetables
What Causes Damage your microbiome
- A diet that mainly consists of animal protein
- Processed meats such as ham, bacon, Packaged Meals and Fast Foods
- A Diet consisting of mainly refined carbohydrates such as cakes, pastries, biscuits & bread
- Soft drinks, Processed juices, Milk and Milk drinks such as iced coffee & iced chocolate
- Processed snacks such as chips, lollies, dried fruit, commercial brand dark chocolate
- Drug medications & Smoking
- Heartburn medication
Diseases Associated with Digestive Disorders and Damaged Gut Microbiome
Diseases associated when damage occurs over a long period of time to your gut microbiome are ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, chronic fatigue, just to name a few.
Managing a Healthy weight and improving your digestion and your gut microbiome is going to benefit you in so many ways.
Weight loss should NEVER be the Key Motivation for Taking Charge of what YOU EAT
Your Diet is the very Foundation of your Health – Providing your body with Vitally Essential nutrients to Repair, Restore and Revitalize
Enabling You to Live Not just a Long Life but a Healthy & Happy One