Saturday, August 16, 2014

Prague Buffet Tips

Today's diet tip is coming to you straight from Prague in the Czech Republic where I'm finishing up a nice weekend holiday. Tomorrow I head back to Toronto. Yesterday morning we climbed the famous Petrin Hill and Tower for an amazing view of this beautiful city.
We fueled the hike with a huge buffet breakfast. That's one of my favorite things about Europe...the Europeans really know how to do a healthy and delicious buffet breakfast. I had eggs, smoked fish, sauteed spinach, mixed berries, and Green Tea. I was still full almost 5 hours later.
But loving buffets doesn't mean packing on the belly fat. In fact, there are a couple of tricks you can use at a buffet to LOSE fat, according to new research from the nutrition gurus at Cornell University.

The study discovered that two thirds of an individual's plate is typically filled with the first 3 items they choose at the buffet table. 
How can you apply this simple finding to your belly-flattening efforts? 
Easy. Reach for salad, veggies, and lean protein before adding other items to your plate. My plate was packed with protein (eggs and salmon) and then filled with berries. There was no room left for pastries or sugary treats. And I didn't need them, either. They only would have made me tired and lazy.
The study also found you are more likely to choose foods similar to the first item you put on their plate, so if the first item is a healthy choice, it's much more likely that you will follow up that choice by placing another healthy food item on your plate.

Best of all, if you start with greens/veggies, fruit, and protein, you can eat a LOT of food but without eating a lot of calories or deadly sugar. My HUGE breakfast came to less than 800 calories. I was able to fill my plate without any of those calories spilling over to belly fat.
So I hope you enjoy a big Sunday breakfast or brunch with those tips.

One last thing...
If you feel like you're doing all the right things with your healthy diet but you are still struggling, it's probably because you're being tricked into eating some foods that are full of sneaky ingredients that are bad for you.
This happens ALL the time.
That's why we need food detectives like world-famous nutrition expert Shawn Wells to expose these FOOD TRICKS. He just wrote a brand new report that you can download for free today, showing you 8 of the absolute WORST health foods for your waistline. And YES, these include several fruits and vegetables!

If you're eating ANY of these foods, it could be the difference between losing flab quickly, or watching your weight stay at a standstill.

When you think about it that way, you're going to want to make certain you are not eating ANY of these foods (your results depend on it).

Download the report and find out what foods you MUST avoid in just a few seconds here:

==> NEVER eat these fruits and veggies (if you want a flat belly)
Now get out there and enjoy your weekend while losing belly fat, 
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
PS - Here are some photos of my big day yesterday...

We started with an awesome climb up the Petrin Hill in Prague...and then a further climb up the Petrin Tower. Some of my photos even came out nice for once! Ha. Last night we had a great steak dinner at La Casa Argentina...and might go back tonight to tackle the Tomahawk. (Ignore the cigar in the photos, inside joke with a friend).


Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

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