Healthy Foods That Help You Lose Weight

You can replace common dietary staples with healthier alternatives for optimal fat loss. Read on to find out what they are!

Ben Greenfield
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Healthy Foods That Help You Lose Weight

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about nutrition lately due to the Belly Burn Project I’m doing with Mighty Mommy. Click here for more information and to join the quest for a healthier, thinner you!  

One of the most popular questions I’ve been receiving has to do with food substitutions—specifically, how to replace common dietary staples that might not be great for fat loss with healthier staples that don’t take tons of time to cook, that you might be able to find at a grocery store, or that you can easily order online.

You can find the Get-Fit Guy food substitutions resource list here. Links to some fantastic Get-Fit Guy approved recipes are below.

Now, check out some tasty and healthy food options for your new lifestyle. (Thanks to my fellow blogger and friend Mark Sisson for many of these ideas!)

Spinach Bread
Carrot Walnut Bread
Coconut Flour Rolls
Golden Flax Bread
Gluten-Free Bread
Focaccia-Style Flax Bread
Gluten-Free Buns

Nut Crackers
Grain Free Almond Crackers
Sweet Potato Chips
Sweet Potato Chips with Cinnamon

Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Son of Grok’s Famous Pizza Crust
Eggplant Pizza 
Paleo Pizza 
Sunflower Seed Pizza Crust
Zucchini Pizza Crust

Almond Meal
Coconut Flour

Almond Pancakes
Coconut Pancakes
Paleo Pancakes
Almond Meal Pancakes

Cauliflower Rice Pilaf 
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Cauliflower Pesto Rice

Summer Squash Noodles
Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce
Low-Carb “Lasagna”
Noodleless Lasagna
“Spaghetti” with Meat Sauce
Eggplant Lasagna

Mashed Potatoes
Broccoli-Carrot Mash
Mashed Cauliflower
Mashed Butternut Squash

Coconut Milk
Almond Milk

Make Your Own Jerky
Make Your Own Dried Fruit
Spicy Almonds

Pie Filling
Flourless Pie Crust
Gorilla Cake
Raw Walnut Cupcakes
Dairy-Free Custard

Websites with Fantastic “Get-Fit Guy Approved” Recipes

The Domestic Man
Nutty Kitchen
Francesca Eats
10 Minute Meal

If you have more questions about which foods you should eat to help promote fat loss, post them on the main Belly Burn Project page, where you can get access to even more fat loss advice, the 12-week Belly Burner plan, plus videos and audios jam-packed with fat loss advice.

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About the Author

Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Idaho in sports science and exercise physiology; personal training and strength and conditioning certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); a sports nutrition certification from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), an advanced bicycle fitting certification from Serotta. He has over 11 years’ experience in coaching professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes from all sports, and as helped hundreds of clients achieve weight loss and fitness success.