The BEST form of coffee for Weight Loss

Coffee and Cream

The BEST form of coffee for weight loss is an organic espresso with a small amount of the thickest, most raw and real cream you can get your hands on, or a dash of organic milk if cream isn’t available.

Coffee is a heavily sprayed crop (sprayed up to 17 times!). The artificial chemicals slowly but surely accumulate in your tissues, including your poor liver.

This means your liver can’t do it’s other job of breaking down your fats efficiently.

So if you’re a regular coffee drinker and would like to lose weight a little faster start drinking organic coffee…if you want to lose even more weight try making the rest of your diet organic too. Now that you’re aware of it you’ll be surprised at how many organic coffee places are popping up.

In reference to the cream, that’s fresh cream NOT sweetened aerosol cream, it is actually one of the BEST (if not the BEST) foods you can do to squash a carbohydrate craving, one reason those 1950s starlets and women of the era generally, stayed so slim.

When you have a short black or skinny cap you may enjoy a better buzz, but be aware of how the rest of your day’s eating goes from there.

I doubt anyone will give up his or her coffee after reading this. The great news is that you don’t need to! Check the Golden Rules in your ‘Breakfast Principles’ to see the ideal order you should consume your caffeine so that all of it’s benefits (and less of its negatives) can be enjoyed.

Finally, don’t be fooled by the marketing campaigns, just because a drink is called ‘skinny’ does not mean it will make you skinny. There are very good reasons for the low-fat diet dying back in the 1990s.

Bottom line – Learn to listen to your body and observe your own habits. This is the core philosophy of BBB.

Why not share this with all your Skinny drinking pals.

How the Skinny Cap made us fat!

Just give me my coffee and leave me alone

It’s no secret: food-marketing geniuses use many tricks and deceptions to create a false impression of the nutritional value of many foods & drinks in order to make more profits.

Of all the tricks that have deceived us over the years, ‘skinny’ coffees (cappuccinos/lattes/flat whites and more) are right up there with soft drinks that claim ‘zero’ sugar, fat or negative side-effects.

A skinny cap, or any other skim milk coffee, may sound like the perfect drink. With a skinny coffee you get:

  1. The buzz – That pleasant rush for your body and brain. This lift makes you feel a sense of euphoria and, for a time, you feel mentally sharper – perfect for a day at the desk.
  2. Low calories – Good for the waistline, right?
  3. Taste – Most importantly a well-made coffee when served with the perfect amount of warm milk and froth is incredibly enjoyable and comforting – Heaven in a cup.

Caffeine (most commonly consumed as coffee) is enjoyed by 90% of Australian adults, but I’m afraid to tell you there are some flaws with our favourite morning beverage, especially those in ‘Skinny’ form.

  1. Let’s first talk about the buzz – The jolt experienced is due to a ‘Grande’ release of adrenaline, cortisol and other stimulating hormones. Experiencing this jolt is great 30-45 minutes before a monster workout, but before a day at the desk this will most likely lead to an insulin-spike soon followed by a massive insulin crash. This often leads to cravings for more caffeine, or refined carbs and/or sugar, and these are a major contributor to excess love handles (discreetly check yours now).
  2. Low in calories – Sounds nice, but when you soon after gorge yourself on the nearest empty, carb-loaded snack (such as a pastry, muffin, biscuit or cake) to bring your blood sugar levels back to normal, these empty calories quickly flood the fat cells.
  3. When you have a coffee without any protein or fat (from say whole milk or cream) and on an empty stomach, not only can it lead to potential stomach ulcers, IBS & smelly backend gas bombs, but a steeper insulin-spike, which inevitably leads to an even stepper energy crash and ‘Step-over-your-own-Mother-to-get-them’ carb cravings.

It is this final point that makes the skinny cap a poorer option. Just like butter, full-cream milk has received an unfair, inaccurate presentation in the market. Skim milk is so deficient in essential nutrients (mainly essential fats and vitamins A, D, E & K) its technical name is ‘Milk Water’. Paying for a little white water in your coffee seems crazy, right?

Here are the facts:

  • Natural fats fill you up faster and taste amazing. Two good reasons Mother Nature put them there in the first place.
  • Lower levels of fat in the diet have lead to an increase in global obesity levels.
  • When you don’t eat whole-foods, including whole milk, your body is starved of essential fats and nutrients. The past 30 ‘Low-Fat’ years have proven the body will find a way to maintain balance, usually with a mid-morning or late night binge.
  • Mother Nature didn’t make any mistakes when she put fat in food. Can the same be said of food chemists in laboratories? …I’m not so sure.
  • Those with healthy, lean, fit bodies don’t diet, they keep well-hydrated and consume real foods. In contrast, lifelong dieters will tend to count calories…forever.

BOTTOM LINE – If you don’t eat enough natural fat you won’t feel full. You will feel constantly hungry, you’ll keep eating and pile on the pounds.

If you don’t feel fully satisfied after 3-4 hours after a skinny coffee, try full-cream milk and see how you feel. Tune in tomorrow to learn the BEST form of coffee so you can enjoy all of the highs without any of the lows.

Is Red Meat really harder to digest?

Hungry?

Questioning if red meat is hard to digest is like asking “Isn’t lifting heavy weights dangerous?”

If you do not have the stability, strength, technique and experience, then ‘Yes’ lifting heavy weights can be potentially dangerous.

Similarly, red meat is hard to digest if you do not have the digestive strength/enzymes to break it down properly. This could be due to genetic factors, or more commonly a weakened digestive system resulting from a CRAP diet. Typically, a CRAP diet is characterised by excess:

Caffeine – More than 2/day

Refined carbohydrates & sugar

Alcohol – More than 2/day

Processed foods

The frequent use of Over the Counter medications (anti-inflammatories & pain-relief) as well as high amounts of stress also significantly contribute to weaker digestive enzymes, getting older doesn’t help either, this is why Nana loves a good puree.

It is for all of these reasons that most people have trouble digesting meat, in particular red meat as they get older, and NOT that red meat is inherently BAD for us.

Red meat is harder to digest than white meat, so if you:

  1. Have a hard time digesting red meat
  2. Are especially stressed
  3. Don’t have a great digestive system due to genetics, a CRAP diet or poor lifestyle habits, then choose the lighter, more easily digestible proteins such as chicken, fish and seafood.

As always listen to your body and see what it says, after each meal you should feel:

  • Fully satisfied, not stuffed
  • A noticeable revitalisation in energy, not lethargic
  • Be mentally and physically uplifted for 3-4 hours without any cravings for sugar or caffeine

Contrary to popular practice red meat is BEST consumed early in the day when your digestive enzymes are usually at their highest, not a couple of hours before the big sleep, so try having your hit of heavier meat for breakfast or lunch and see how you feel.

Review all your different types and styles of meat in your BBB comparison for the BEST version of everything!

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