Shredding fat can only be done by a great diet and vigorous cardio.
Incorporating the right elements in your diet does 80% of the work in shredding your unwanted sub-cutaneous adipose tissue (fat beneath the skin).
Also, breaking up your 3 meals into 6 makes it more possible for your body to absorb and use the nutrients, versus storing or wasting the unneeded elements.
Know what you need:
Protein: There are people/articles out there that say the body can only digest about 25grams of protein at a time; however, those facts have been known to be only from obscure scientific studies. Still, be careful with pairing protein shakes with protein bars and an egg sandwich :), I’d hate for you to waste all that protein just because your body is not accustomed to a high-protein diet yet. The body uses the protein as fuel as well as a muscle builder.
Fiber: Think of fiber like a cleanser. Fat cells and other elements will attach to the fiber on it’s way out. I love raw or slightly steamed corn on the cob!
L-acidophiles: A bacteria (found in yogurt) that is great for your digestive system and is a yummy snack. Tip: you can also strain it through a cheesecloth overnight and it will have cream cheese consistency (use it on bagels, baked chicken or even as a sour cream replacement)
Complex-carbs: Complex carbohydrates are slow burning carbs, so you stay feeling full longer. It also allows your body to pull a lot of nutrients out instead of wasting anything it cant use instantly. Think broccoli!
Anti-oxidants: protecting body tissue from the damage of oxidation (fruits and veggies!)
Vitamin B12: is the one vitamin that is available only from fish, poultry, meat or dairy sources in food. Like the other B vitamins, vitamin B12 is important for metabolism. It helps in the formation of red blood cells and in the maintenance of the central nervous system.
Vitamins in your fruits and veggies:
Vitamin A for immunity, aid in releasing energy from carbohydrates (so that it doesn’t just sit there stored as fat)
Vitamin B1/thiamine is important in the production of energy
Vitamin K is fat soluble and plays a critical role in blood clotting. It regulates blood calcium levels and activates at least 3 proteins involved in bone health
Folic Acid (folate) to produce red blood cells, as well as components of the nervous system. It helps in the formation and creation of DNA and maintaining normal brain function, and is a critical part of spinal fluid.