Lose Weight with Superfood Fuel Shifts

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Super Foods, Losing Weight, and Fuel Shifts

I’m 50 years old! Fifty, yet more healthy, attractive, and energetic than in previous decades. How?

These are the thoughts I think sometimes. How did I get here? I’m actually at a place where everything fits. My skin and my hair are healthy and vibrant. This is not bragging. I’m shocked, truly. The little shifts I made have paid off big time. I want to share any secrets I have with everyone. Every one should prosper and be in health even as their soul prospers! May we all be Happy and Healthy at every age!

Before I get to the Secrets of Fuel Shifting, I have to give my back story. I always thought I had a healthy diet, rich in delicious assorted food. That was true, but it wasn’t helping my waistline! In my thirties, I could really feel my body shifting. I had pain in my joints. My stomach was bloated. Not long after that I found out my body was not digesting food very well, especially protein. If you are struggling in this way, you may want to read my article on how I became Pain Free.

https://superfoodmestyle.com/im-too-young-to-be-in-pain-my-story

Secret of Fuel Shifting

The secret of fuel shifting is about making your body have to use different fuel at every meal. The fuels that I choose would be considered Super Foods, but you can fuel shift without super foods. I originally began to hear of fuel shifting through Suzanne Somers, and later, I must give credit to the ladies at Trim Healthy Mama. Unlike Paleo, Keto, and Atkins which tend to focus on High Fat/Low Carb meals, fuel shifting allows for Carbs at one meal, Fats at another meal, and Protein and Super Foods at every meal. Allowing for Healthy Carbs at some meals is more balanced than Keto or Atkins. I remember when my Dad was on Atkins he lost a ton of weight but he looked gray. With Fuel Shifting, your body radiates with health!

Let’s Define Terms – For Super Foods make sure all of these items are Organic and Non-GMO

Healthy Fats – one type of fuel energy

  • Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, Grapeseed Oil
  • Butter, Ghee (clarified Butter)
  • Avocado
  • Chia Seeds
  • Natural Cheeses
  • Fatty Fish (Salmon, Tuna)
  • Nuts
  • Coconut, Coconut Oil
  • Full Fat Milk, Yogurt, or Cream

Healthy Carbs – another type of fuel energy

  • Oats (Bob Mill’s Organic Gluten Free)
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Potatoes (limit serving size)
  • Rice
  • Grits (Bob Mill’s Organic Grits)
  • Gluten Free Bread, Crackers, Chips (limit serving size)

Notice the above choices avoid Gluten altogether. A change away from Gluten can drop your weight quickly.

Healthy Protein – body builder

  • Chicken
  • Bison or Beef
  • Eggs
  • Lamb
  • Salmon, Tuna
  • Cheese, Yogurt (Organic Non-Fat)

Super Foods for Every Meal – Cell Optimizers

  • Berries
  • Greens: Lettuce, Kale, Arugula
  • Soaked Chia (Chia is Aztec for Strong) – organic super cheap, super healthy; soak in water, store in fridge
  • Colorful Veggies: Peppers, Beets, Carrots, Squash, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cucumber
  • Fruits: Apples, Lemons, Limes, *Watermelon, *Melons, *Bananas (*limit serving size for these)
  • Onion, Garlic, Leek
  • Coconut/Almond Milk (Califia)

Super Food Me Fuel #1 Fats with Protein/Super Foods

Examples:

  1. Breakfast: Eggs with veggies/cheese/meat with Yogurt/Berry side
  2. Lunch: Salmon/Chicken over Fresh Greens with Veggies and Avocado, oil dressing
  3. Dinner: Steak with Salad/oil dressing and Spaghetti Squash loaded with Butter

Super Food Me Fuel #2 Carbs with Protein/Super Foods

Examples:

  1. Breakfast: 0% Greek Yogurt with Oats, Berries, Dash of Honey
  2. Lunch: Chicken over Sweet Potato, Rice, Quinoa with Salad
  3. Dinner: Bison Burger with Gluten Free Bun veggies (mushroom, garlic, onion?), no cheese or Avocado

Snacks and In-Between Meals

  1. Cleansing Fruit or Veggie: Watermelon (limit serving), Cucumber, Berries
  2. Cup of Bone Broth Soup (Bare Bones Chicken Bone Broth)
  3. Spoonful of Probiotic Sauerkraut (Farmhouse Culture)
  4. Gluten Free Chips, Crackers, Snack (limit portion size)
  5. POM Juice (limit serving size) with 1 teaspoon of soaked Chia, squeeze of lime
  6. WATER with LEMON or LIME SLICE
  7. Dark Chocolate with or without nuts

Tricks and Tips to stay on Track

  1. Don’t drink your calories Do drink lots of WATER with LEMON or LIME slice.
  2. When trying to lose weight limit coffee (1-2), and alcohol (1-2 weekends only)
  3. Use a salad plate or bowl for meals. Less space = smaller serving size. Skip Seconds.
  4. Enzymes and Probiotics if necessary (undigested food = bloating and weight)
  5. Give yourself a splurge day: birthday, holiday, anniversary! Eat what you want.
  6. Once you get to your goal, you no longer have to fuel shift. Eat from all lists!

Summarizing Fuel Shifts, I encourage you to make your body shift fuel sources throughout the day. The bodies two main fuel sources are Carbohydrates and Fats. If you want to lose weight, use only one fuel source at each main meal, plus protein and super foods. Meal Fuel #1 Fats with Protein/Super Foods and no/low carbs. Chicken Wings with Celery and Blue Cheese Dressing (no chips, fries, or carbs) would be an example for Fat Fuel Meal. These meals fill you up and make you feel good! Meal Fuel #2 Carbs with Protein/Super Foods with no/low fat. Chicken over Quinoa with Side Super Food Salad with 0% Greek Yogurt Dressing is considered a Carb Fuel Meal.

Fuel shifting is designed for weight loss. When you are at a happy weight, you don’t have to Fuel Shift at meals. It does come in handy when you have an event coming up and you need to lose a few pounds, or after a time when you’ve had to eat out a lot. A few days of Fuel Shifting will bring you back to your ideal weight.

This is me now, at 50! I’m not an expert, but the changes I’ve made have certainly helped. I know they can help you too!

Fuel Shifting, Super Food Me Style!

 

 

 

 

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Barbie

Barbie is the creator and head writer for Super Food Me Style web content.

14 thoughts on “Lose Weight with Superfood Fuel Shifts

  1. As I was reading your article it makes me think and realize that I should re-evaluate my diet in general. I would surely be trying your suuper food fuel and your tricks and tips.

  2. Hey there 🙂 I am very impressed by your article and the information that you provided. I know that superfoods are great for your health. There are some excellent foods here to help with losing weight and helping your body. We are what we eat,right? I do have to agree that your hair and skin look great and you don’t look even close to 50! Great job!
    Thank you for some great tips! 🙂
    ~Rob

    1. Thanks for stopping by Rob! I try to post relevant, new information that I have personally experience results from. I hope the balance of carb meals and Keto meals will help others as it has me!

      Thanks again, Rob!

  3. Thank you for sharing! I have not heard of fuel shifts. Sounds interesting! I will have to check that out! I have a personal interest in healthy eating, and I would love to read more about some of the simple go-to meals you enjoy! 🙂

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    Actually this is exactly the information that I was looking for about lose weight with superfood fuel shifts and when I landed to your website and read this post, it answered all my questions in details.
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    Thanks!

    1. Thanks so much! I don’t even feel like it’s dieting. It’s more like a mindset. You never feel hungry eating this way. Thanks again for stopping by!

  5. Great article, and very well written
    Funny how things just pop up in life as I have just started a health program and was looking for this exact information.
    Thank you for the advice and have booked marked page,
    Thanks
    Craig

  6. Hi Barbara,

    Great post and yes wow you look great for 50! I am super healthy too and each most of the foods you mention above. I like my non dairy smoothies and freshly squeezed juices and often do 3 to 7 day fasts. As we age we need to really pay attention to our bodies as time goes by so damn fast.

    Personally I steer clear of dairy as much as I can but do use butter on my bread. I have also cut back on red meat and feel a lot lighter for it. What are your thoughts on dairy and red meat. Too much research that tells me they are not good for me so I prefer to steer clear. I like my plant based diet. Thanks for a great post. I think whatever works for you is what you should go with. Cheers,

    Kev

    1. Hi Kev,
      Thanks so much! I don’t drink cow’s milk. I still enjoy minimally processed yogurt, and natural cheeses, which contain probiotics and enzymes. I occasionally use organic cream in soups. I tend to have red meat (usually Bison) every couple weeks. I incorporate Bone Broth.
      Most Superfoods are plant-based, and my meals always include them! I may do a test month of only plant based superfoods.
      I agree with you. People need to know their own bodies and what works for them.
      Thanks again for stopping by!

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