Fat Loss Food Ideas

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If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you know that I recently went through a six week fat loss phase.  I was really happy with my results, and plan on doing a shorter version of it (3-4 weeks) again sometime in the late fall/winter just to stay a bit leaner year round than I typically have in past.

I’ve received several requests from people to let you all in on what exactly I ate during this fat loss phases, so I thought I would give you all some recipes that I used pretty frequently.

Keep in mind that all of these are at a caloric amount that was appropriate for me, starting at 195 pounds.  If you are a 135 pound female, you would definitely need to adjust these amount to suit you.

First off, the basics as to what I ate was pretty straight forward.  Lots of Lean protein (mostly chicken and eggs), veggies, healthy fats, a little fruit and a few carb sources (mostly yams and oats).  Oh, and a TON of water.

I ate “breakfast-y” foods pretty often.  I like eggs and they are a quick and easy food to make.  And no eating eggs (yes, the whole egg) wont make you die.

A couple egg recipes I used frequently, I’ve written about before here and here.

Another one that I picked up from Kelly Booth over at EliteFTS is a healthy version of an Oatmeal Cream Pie.  I actually really liked these.  While they are a far cry from tasting like an actual Oatmeal Cream Pie, I found them to be really filling and the protein powder/water mix did a pretty good job of playing the part of frosting.

I came up with a recipe that I used pretty often that was somewhere along the lines of a yam-hashbrown breakfast scramble.  Here it is:

-one yam (grated)

-1/2 white onion (chopped)

-2 slices bacon (cooked and broken up into small pieces)

-olive oil

-garlic salt

-pepper

-paprika

In a pan over medium heat, saute onions in a tbsp of olive oil.

Once the onions are done, toss in bacon bits and grated yams.  Add another 1-2 tbsp olive oil.  Salt, pepper and paprika as much or as little as you want.  Let the yams cook until completely cooked.  Roughly 30ish minutes, tossing them every 5 minutes or so. This will yield 2-3 servings for me.

After they’re done, I fry up three eggs and heat up a sausage patty and throw those on top, and mix it all together for some breakfasty-goodness. 

A few other thigns I would eat regularly were/are:

-Dry oats mixed with peanut butter.  I would top this off with some chocolate protein powder in water.

-Vanilla protein powder in Greek yogurt.  To me this tastes kind of like frosting.

-Salsa chicken and baked, cubed yams.  I got the recipe for salsa chicken from a client and it’s one I used pretty frequently.  Simply throw some chicken in a crock pot and cover with salsa.  Cook on low all day.  Could that be any easier?

Dinner would usually be either a big omelet with turkey sausage, frozen spinach and salsa, or some grilled chicken or elk steaks and veggies, something along the lines of a shish kabob.

Aside from cheat days when I ate whatever I felt like, that’s the bulk of what I ate on a regular basis.

Give any of the above a shot and let me know how you like them!

Any of you have any recipes you want to share?

 

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