Alright, I’m back.
As promised, let’s finish off this diet “critique” we started yesterday ;)
To recap, Nick Pineault (aka the Nutrition Nerd) sent me this diet critique of one of his clients on the Paleo diet.
Yesterday I showed you Nick’s critique of his client “Mark”…here’s a sample of what Mark eats on a typical day:
Breakfast: Cage-free omega-3 eggs with organic spinach
Snack: Brown rice protein with some “Stevia in the raw”
Lunch: Mixed greens, chicken breast and homemade olive oil dressing
Dinner: Grass-fed beef steak seasoned with soy sauce and a medium
Evening Snack: Berries with honey
We already covered his breakfast, morning snack, and lunch yesterday…and why they all contained flaws…
So, let’s get stuck into the rest of the day.
— Nick ‘s Comments —
Dinner: Forget everything you heard about how red meat is fattening.
Grass-fed beef contains 2 to 4 times more omega-3, many times more vitamins and minerals than the cheap supermarket kind, and is packed with the natural fat burner CLA.
The problem is: some grass-fed beef are “grain finished”, which means they are fattened with grains in the last month before being slaughtered.
This process may help the beef farmer make extra money – but it actually changes the fat in your grass-fed beef from omega-3s to inflammatory omega-6s and removes the CLA.
To make sure you buy the right fat burning beef, look for “pasture-raised beef” or “grass-fed AND finished beef”.
Evening Snack: There’s no such thing as fat burning sugar, but certain natural sugars like honey are less fattening than processed sugar.
But watch out: a recent study by Food Safety News found out that 75% of the honey sold in the US may be fake and potentially contain the banned antibiotic chloramphenicol and dangerous heavy metals.
Always make sure your honey is real by buying it locally, and always buy raw honey instead of the pasteurized kind that’s nothing more than pure sugar.
As you can see above, even when on a “healthy” diet such as the Paleo diet, you can still fall short.
Chances are that you’re eating a lot of fattening foods without even knowing about it.
I know I have.
Nick showed me hundreds of other dodgy foods that end up in our kitchen and slow down fat loss.
If you’d like to learn the truth about food and how to transform your kitchen (and body) from fat-storing to fat burning in less than 24 hours, Nick has a brilliant guide: