If you were to see me at the order counter, you could be sure of one thing:
I’d be there for the same double order, AS ALWAYS.
You see, some time back, as I looked for a fat-burning breakfast that could satisfy my appetite and help set my metabolism ablaze, I happened into these little nuggets that became favorites.
It was an “aha” moment and, instantly, that double order was a no-brainer.
Right then and there, I decided to make this find my own with a different spin – one that would make it into an even more potent fat incinerator.
But hold on to that thought for a moment while I tell you what happened as I waited at the counter one morning for my double order.
It was worth a smile when it crossed my mind that I’d found even greater fortune, not having to worry about scarcity where my little nuggets were concerned.
Yes, it seems no one else even cared they existed.
Simply put, that meant more for me.
But it also didn’t take long for a cloud to come over me:
You see, it began to dawn on me that my go-to nuggets could soon be marked for death.
To my disappointment, almost everyone – with their cup of Starbucks Joe, was opting for things like that eight-grain bread, banana nut bread and croissants.
Not a good thing if you’ve rolled out of bed, hit the road and have made this a breakfast habit.
To spell it out, that’s one way to wreck your metabolism rather than fire it up.
You see, things are often not what they seem, because that inviting nut bread boasts 50 grams of carbs, 25 of which are sugar. And that 8-grain bread? It’s no better. And let’s not even mention those croissants!
On the other hand, it was my lucky day when those sous vide egg bites made it into the Starbucks lineup. With their 30 grams of protein and less than five grams of sugar, that double order couldn’t be more satisfying for a quick metabolism pickup.
And don’t be turned off by those 14 grams of fat.
Yes, that’s no typo; I did mean 14!
And for greater ROCKET FUEL power?
This is where that spin I mentioned earlier comes in. I habitually add a little more fat by always bringing along a bed of avocado and a couple Cheddar cheese slices, the whole combo making for a more filling and heartier meal.
And where hearty is concerned, let’s put it this way:
If you were marooned on a desert island and sous vides miraculously rained down from heaven like manna, you could binge on them all day, burn a ton of fat and your heart would thank you for it.
Yes, you do need fat to burn fat and, in the battle of the bulge it can be your magic bullet
So, if you’re looking to drop some pounds, fat – along with a sensible exercise plan – can play a crucial role in helping you unearth that high-performance you.
Here’s the thing to remember:
Eat carbohydrates and protein when you’re active and protein and fat when you’re not.
I won’t get into the nuts and bolts of it all here, because you can always contact me for more information.
But what I can tell you is that I’ve used this strategy, in varying degrees, to spectacular effect.
Here’s the formula in a nutshell:
- Feed your muscles carbohydrates and protein, with as little fat as possible, about a half-an-hour before working out and, again, right after working out.
- Eat a fat-burning meal of Protein and fat about a half-an-hour later.
- For the rest of your day, eat fat-burning meals of protein and fat at two to two-and-a-half-hour intervals.
- When it’s a slow day, with little to no exertion, protein and fat is the way.
- Drink plenty of water.
And for your first fat-burning meal of the day, you may want to reach for that double order. Among other things, you may just be helping to keep my favored sous vide egg bites off death row.