Live Lean Nation, on today’s episode of Live Lean TV I’m showing you 14 simple food swaps to get a lean belly.
But first, over on our 2nd daily vlog YouTube channel, BradGouthroTV, the cool kids call it BGTV, we show you how we eat every day.
One of the things our viewers love is seeing the higher quality food substitutions that we make.
So to keep you in the loop I’m going to share…
Romaine makes a great wrap to hold food, it’s crunchy, it’s filled with nutrients, it won’t affect your blood sugar or fat storing insulin levels, and it’s so low calorie and filled with fiber, that I consider it a free food. So eat as many pieces as you want.
The mustard and salsa should contain no added sugar. If that is the case, enjoy my friend. It’s what I use as sauces and marinades to add flavor to all my meat. I also consider it a free food. So no need to measure. Also spices are key to living lean. It makes whole food taste great. Spice up your food with spices NOT sugary and fattening sauces like gravy, BBQ sauce, and ketchup.
I showed this one on BGTV a few episodes ago. Simply slice the hard boiled eggs into three slices, then add smoked salmon, asparagus, or avocado to the top with a sprinkle of sea salt and pepper. Better than any blood sugar spiking, hunger inducing cracker.
Such a simple switch. use a vegetti to make the zucchini into noodles or slice thinly with a peeler. Tastes great, full of nutrients, won’t spike your fat storing insulin, and is a free food, so eat as much as you like.
Wheat flour contains gluten. Wheat flour also spikes the fat storing insulin hormone. Replace it in your baking with almond and coconut flour. Healthy sources of fat and delicious.
Avocado is the creamiest and most delicious and healthy spread and is full of monounsaturated hormone friendly fats to keep you full and healthy.
Replace the dairy cream in your coffee with energizing fats from coconut oil. Delicious, filling, and helps keep you focused.
Stevia is a natural sweetener that comes from a plant. It doesn’t spike insulin and is 0 calories. Always use this instead of fattening and addictive sugar and fake chemical filled artificial sweeteners.
Store bought salad dressings are filled with chemicals, sugar, and inflammation causing unhealthy fats. Keep it simple, go with homemade dressing made of heart healthy olive oil, and any vinegars and spices you like.
Love chocolate? Stick with dark chocolate with a 70% cocao rating or higher. Filled with antioxidants while also fulfilling that sweet tooth. Much healthier than cheap and belly busting milk chocolate.
Have a salty tooth? Add your favorite nuts to a baking sheet and bake for 10 mins. Top with any of your fav spices like sea salt, black pepper, cinnamon, etc and enjoy. Nuts are filling and contain a good amount of healthy fats. The exact opposite of hunger inducing and inflammation causing potato chips.
This one is a secret weapon. Simply freeze a couple bananas, add a few dark chocolate chips, and a shot of whey protein, and you have saved yourself from the gut busting disaster that is also known as ice cream. Trust me, banana ice cream is for real.
If you haven’t yet tried cauliflower mash, you’re missing out. Tastes exactly like mashed potatoes, same consistency, minus the high amount calories and carbohydrates. It’s a free food so enjoy. Steam, blend, add salt and pepper…that simple.
Stay away from the dealthy hydrogenated oils found in deep fried foods like french fries. Go with a real sweet potato, slice it up into fries, cover with coconut oil, season, and bake. Done.
As a member of the Live Lean Nation, we DO NOT deprive ourselves of delicious and flavorful food. We just make better choices and choose higher quality foods to substitute.
So make sure you’re subscribed to our 2nd YouTube channel, BGTV, so you see how we make healthier food substitutions like this everyday. Our BGTV viewers love it!
And if you’re looking for healthy snack ideas that will keep you full until your next meal…
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.