In his recently published book, best selling author David Zinczenko recommends his readers 9 foods that can help them lose belly fat and prevent belly-fat-related problems such as stroke, liver disease, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
The new book is called “Zero Belly Fat Diet – the Revolutionary New Plan to Turn Off Your Fat Genes.” Mr. Zinczenko promises that people strictly following his weight-loss plan would lose up to 16 pounds in just 14 days without additional workout or calorie restriction.
In a recent interview, Mr. Zinczenko, 45, said that he has been battling belly fat since his father died in 1973 due to a massive stroke. David’s father was 52 years old and had more than 200 pounds when he died. After that moment, David vowed that he would not let belly fat to kill him at an early age as it did with his father.
Since then, Mr. Zinczenko claims he had been experiencing zillions of diets, while also becoming a marathon runner. He has been searching for the perfect diet to turn off the fat genes in a more natural and gentler way than low-calorie diets.
His “Zero Belly Plan” aims at reducing inflammation, end bloating and switch off the inherited fat genes. Belly fat, or visceral fat, is very dangerous for our health since it is linked to almost all major modern man illnesses.
Mr. Zinczenko also said in the interview that his book proposes a plan based on “nutritional genetics,” or the study of how some types of foods/diets turn on or off our fat-storage genes.
Mr. Zinczenko claims that once we deactivate our belly-fat storage genes we don’t have to worry about calorie counting anymore. We would need just to keep an eye on food combinations to prevent genes switching back on.
Mr. Zinczenko recommends 9 Foods to turn off fat-storage genes:
1. Zero belly drinks – healthy smoothies made out of plants that contain resveratrol, an antioxidant found mostly in red fruits, dark chocolate and peanut butter.
2. Eggs – the nutrient choline contained in eggs turns off fat genes.
3. Red fruits – the deeper the color the stronger the effect in turning off those genes.
4. Olive oil and healthy fats – are very good at controlling hunger over the hours.
5. Fiber such as beans, rice and oats – regulates gut bacteria and helps turning off diabetes genes.
6. Plant proteins – found in soy, split peas, nuts and seeds like almonds, pecans or sunflower seeds. Plant protein powder can be added to the daily smoothies.
7. Lean meat –helps keep the metabolism high and burn excess fat.
8. Leafy greens and green tea – help reduce inflammation and switch off fat genes. Bright colored vegetables are also recommended.
9. Some spices and flavors such as cinnamon and ginger help reduce inflammation and block fat genes.
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