If not, we’ve got some superfoods that can help you shed those winter pounds. Of course, eating the healthiest diet you can is always helpful—in a nutshell, enjoying more summer fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, and minimizing processed foods, trans fats and white sugar. Oh, and don’t forget to exercise regularly. Easy, right?
Don’t worry; these top 3 superfoods can help get you going so you’ll be ready to confidently rock that swimsuit in no time!
1. Yacon Syrup
“I have used yacon syrup for several weeks and two of my scales show I lost almost 8 lbs. My husband says he sees a difference around my neck, hopefully when I start exercising I will see a difference around my waist.” – Brenda
No other sweetener on the planet can do this.
Believe it or not… It’s true! An all natural sweetener derived from an Andean root vegetable, Yacon Syrup has been scientifically proven to produce “a significant decrease in body weight, waist circumference and body mass index” in obese premenopausal women with insulin resistance.1 It was also found that fasting glucose levels were not affected by the syrup treatment.1
How can this be?
Yacon is high in dietary fibers known as fructooligosaccharides (FOS), which the body recognizes differently than glucose. Therefore it has little, if any, effect on blood sugar levels. It also contains inulin which functions as a prebiotic to help control flora in the intestine, meaning that it may improve normal gastrointestinal health. It is possible that the prebiotic power of yacon is the reason behind the women in the study successfully losing weight.
Our Yacon Syrup is completely pure, unlike many other yacon products which have popped up to capitalize on the media’s recent highlight of this product as a weight loss aid. You can rest assured that ours is organic, completely pure, and free of any additives or fillers.
Here's what other Sunfoodies have to say about Yacon Syrup:
“I love the taste and take a spoonful a few times a day. So far I feel it is helping with digestion and sugar cravings.” – Nicole
“I really love this! Sunfood makes a high quality brand of yacon syrup. I bought another brand at my local health food store and had to return it because it had such a bad taste so beware, not all brands are equal! I brew hibiscus tea in a mason jar and add 2 teaspoons of yacon syrup every morning. I then drink it all day long over ice which keeps my blood sugar levels even and diminishes my food cravings. I received my order my quickly and I'm thrilled! – Kathryn
“This product has helped me become regulated for the first time in 72 years! What a pleasure to have a body that functions as it should. I find the Sunfood brand a bit thicker and sweeter making it much easier to take. Thank you.” – Sandra
Now you can lose weight and still enjoy a dessert or two!
While moderation is key for any sweet treat, Yacon Syrup is the essential sweetener for all of your dessert recipes! It has little to no effect on your blood sugar, and its power as a prebiotic can aid digestion and help you lose weight.
Enjoy sweet treats like this Divine Vegan Cheesecake!
2. Coconut Oil
Sounds counter-intuitive, we know, but the answer is yes – depending on the type of fat you consume.
Dr. Bruce Fife, C.N., N.D., author of The Coconut Oil Miracle, found out the truth of how different fats affect the body for himself. After failed diet attempts, he simply replaced processed vegetable oils with Coconut Oil, as well as reducing his sweets and increasing his fiber intake. He did not monitor his calories at all.
A few months later he was shocked to realize that his pants were loose. He hadn't expected anything to happen at all, but when he got on the scale, he discovered that he’d lost 20lbs.
Several years later, he eats foods cooked in fats and desserts which contain fat, but the fat he eats almost exclusively is Coconut Oil. The 20lbs never came back.
Dr. Fife writes in The Coconut Oil Miracle, “I found a way of eating that wasn't like a weight-loss diet because it worked without my trying. It was great. I look better and feel better about myself.”2
Just what is it about coconut oil?
The key is that Coconut Oil is an excellent source of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), which are quickly broken down by the body and used as an energy source. On the other hand, long-chain fatty acids (LCFA), the most common type of dietary fat found abundantly in meat and vegetable oils, tend to get stored in the body as fat and result in extra pounds.
The science confirms what Dr. Fife experienced. One study showed that subjects consuming MCFA experienced “decreased body fat related to increased metabolic rate.”3 What other fat on the planet can increase metabolism and even help burn off fat stored in the body?
Because the body uses MCFA immediately for energy rather than storing it as body fat, human studies have shown that the simple act of replacing LCFA with MCFA “ would produce weight loss if energy [caloric] intake remained constant.”4
No crash diet necessary! Just replace other oils with Coconut Oil and see what happens. Unlike other coconut oils, ours is truly raw, unrefined, organic, and non-GMO—the best out there!
“This coconut oil is superb! I have tried other coconut oils in the past and felt that they had a bad aftertaste. This coconut oil is delicious enough to eat alone! I use it to cook and bake with. I also blend it into smoothies and mix it into almond butter for a delicious snack. This coconut oil is by far the best coconut oil on the market!” – Sarah
3. Beauty Enzymes
If you’ve ever eaten too much and felt tired afterwards, that’s because your body has to get to work producing the enzymes your body needs to process that big meal. Digestion simply would not happen without enzymes. These complex proteins help convert food into nutrients that your body can use.
Sometimes your body could use a little help with this arduous task. Our Beauty Enzymes are the purest and most potent plant-based enzymes, making them the best way to get extra enzymes for digestion. It is essential to note that they are plant-based because animal-based enzymes that generally come from ox bile or pig pancreas work in a specific pH, while plant-based enzymes work within a broad range of pH, just like our stomachs do. Completely pure, Beauty Enzymes are undoubtedly one of the most potent and complete enzyme formulas out there.
The results people have been experiencing are amazing!
“I didn’t change a lot about my eating habits, I generally eat pretty clean. But when I discovered Beauty Enzymes I decided that I wanted to do a little experiment. For 14 days, I took 2 Enzymes 30 minutes before every meal, 3 times a day. By the end of those two weeks, I had lost an exciting 4lbs and felt my overall digestive process improve.” - Hannah
“I can't see myself ever going without Beauty Enzymes. Before, when I ate, my stomach would expand to look like I was pregnant even before my meal was finished, but now since I've been taking Beauty Enzymes, that problem is gone!” - Beth
“I had given up on digestive enzymes, not ever benefitting from taking them. I couldn't ignore the good reviews for this product all over the internet and reluctantly ordered them. I am close to ordering my 4th bottle! These are incredible and worth every penny!” - Dede
Let’s face it, sometimes we overeat and it’s not always the healthiest foods. The good news is that our Beauty Enzymes are the highest quality enzymes to help give your body a metabolic boost and facilitate digestion.
And just switching out your cooking oil with Coconut Oil, and your sweetener with Yacon Syrup can make a big difference!
Get ready for your swimsuit body today!
1 - “Yacon syrup: beneficial effects on obesity and insulin resistance in humans,” Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina, 2009).
2 - The Coconut Oil Miracle. Fife, Bruce. 1999. Avery. P.86-87.
3 - “Enhanced thermogenesis and diminished deposition of fat in response to overfeeding with diet containing medium chain triglyceride” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Apr 1982
4 - “Thermic effect of medium-chain and long-chain triglycerides in man.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Nov 1986.
Sunfood's "Natural Solutions" does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.