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Fat Shredder Foods - Chris Garrett Fitness | Dream-2-Reality | Team D2R

Fat Shredder Foods

Perhaps you are in the “Fat Shredder” phase of your workout program.  We followed the Fat Shredder ratios during Power 90 and into P90X, and believe me, if you will stick with it, you will be SHOCKED at how the body fat will melt away.

For many (like myself), going into “Fat Shredder” mode required some drastic changes in my food choices.  I didn’t want to feel hungry all the time, so I needed to find foods I could eat to keep me full, give me the nutrients I needed, and keep my metabolism going strong.

If you’d like to see the full week sample of my 1800 calorie Fat Shredder Diet that I used in P90X, CLICK HERE.  To see my sample 1500 calorie Fat Shredder day for Power 90 CLICK HERE.

After spending quite a while researching foods, I found some great Fat Shredder foods that should be part of everyone’s routine who is trying to drop body fat.  Here’s a list of some of my favorites, which should give you a great starting point for fine tuning your own fat shredder diet:

1)  Shakeology — this superfood packs pretty much all the nutrients your body needs into just 140 calories.  Since it has a complete nutritional profile, it stops the cravings, keeps you feeling full, and keeps your body running at 100% even while you are running on fewer calories.  I love Shakeology, both as a way to aid in weight loss, or as a supplement to my current diet because of the complete nutritional balance it gives me.

2) PB2 — This product is from Bell Plantation.  If you google it, you might be able to find a local store or market that carries it.  Otherwise, you’ll have to order it from them directly.  It is simply peanuts that have been dried, crushed, and had the fat removed.  It is a powder, so it’s not the best for making sandwiches (although you can mix water with it and it turns into a peanut butter consistency).  But it’s PERFECT for mixing with a Shakeology for a Reeses taste.  Compare this product at 45 calories in 2 tablespoons to regular natural peanut butter at 200 calories in 2 tablespoons!  WOW!  It tastes awesome in a shake too!

3) Whey Protein — Protein gives you sustained energy and fills you up without an insulin spike.  Getting protein at several points throughout your day is critical to a fat-shredder diet.  Eating lean meats at your meals is a great way to do this, but for between-meal snacks some whey protein makes an easy snack that’s great for you.

4) Pure Protein bars — I like Pure Protein brand protein bars (available at Walmart) for a fat shredder diet because they are low in sugar (2g), low in calories (180), and high in protein (20g).  I ate a lot of these during my round 1!

5) Veggies — You can’t go wrong with lots of veggies!  Baby carrots are a great snack.  And you should get in the habit of having steamed veggies with most of your dinners (like broccoli, green beans, etc.).  They fill you up and give you lots of nutrients at a very low calorie level.

6) Lean meats — Chicken, fish, lean red meat (97/3), turkey — these are all great sources of protein and fuel your muscles for recovery and growth while giving your body very little to store as fat.

7) Turkey Jerky — It is high in sodium, so you can’t have a whole bag, but 1 serving has 80 calories, 15g of protein, and only 1 g of carb and less than 1g of fat.  I personally don’t eat it because of the sodium, but it is a pretty good snack.

8) Apples — Thinly sliced apples have become my idea of chips.  They are a great snack and have a lot of fiber.   Be sure to eat it WITH the skin (the skin of the apple is very good for you).

9) Greek Yogurt – A very good balanced snack with lots of protein and good carbs, but no fat.  You can add fruit or berries to it, or even sprinkle some Stevia on it for extra flavor.  Plain is a little sour, but that is how I eat it

10) Egg Whites — After a while, I’ve gotten completely used to eating egg whites as if they were regular eggs.  I scramble them.  I make omelets out of them.  They are basically entirely protein with nearly no fat or carbs.  And they fill you up!  The carton egg whites are very convenient.

11) Berries — Berries are superfoods!  They are packed with nutrients and antioxidants.  When you can find them on sale, load up on blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries.  They are super-tasty too!

12) Non-fat cottage cheese – Cottage cheese is loaded with slow digesting proteins while being very low calorie.  This is a good after dinner snack as it will allow your body to digest the proteins through the night so your body doesn’t go into a starvation mode while you sleep and keeps your metabolism hopping!   Casein protein is another option if you do not like cottage cheese.  I usually have one scoop of Casein protein at night.

 

19 comments
samara
samara

my nutrition level for p90x came out to 3000. which put me at level 3. It just seems like SOOOOOOOOO much food. how do i figure out what my calorie intake should be? ie 1500, 1600 cals etc.

Greg
Greg

Chris, Is there a chance that I can get a sample of Shakeology? I'm getting ready to start P90X today and would love to try a sample first to see if I like it. -Greg

Coach Chris
Coach Chris

Thanks Jorden... that is what I am here for! As far as the shakeology price... I disagree on the price being too high. I buy 3 bags per month and it is well worth the money. You can’t look at it as $$ on top of what you’re already spending, but that money replacing what you’re already spending at the grocery store or going out to eat. Remember, you’re replacing an entire meal with Shakeology and therefore don’t have to purchase the groceries for those meals. I know I used to go out to eat for lunch almost every day spending $7-10 per day where Shakeology is $4 per day to replace a meal. Plus, if you would actually purchase all the foods necessary to get the same amount of nutrients and vitamins that are in Shakeology, you would be spending quite a bit more than the cost of Shakeology. It makes sense!

jorden
jorden

I forgot to say thank you Chris. Your website gave me and a few others the info needed to get back on our feet. I reference your guides often.

jorden
jorden

PB2 is absolutely great! I use it with my standard protein shake in the morning. While, I can't afford the Shakeology, my friend is using it and loves it. I know we would be ordering 3 bags a month, it was it around 80 a piece shipped! Pass that along, current price is WAY to high.

Coach Chris
Coach Chris

Yes that should be fine. I don't eat jerky personally because of the high sodium, but it is good in moderation. I listed Turkey Jerky because I try to stay away from red meat nowadays (personal choice)

Jin
Jin

Hey Coach Was wondering if I could substitute beef jerky for turkey. Can't stand turkey but love beef jerky. I looked at the nutritional values and they are almost identical other than turkey having more sodium.

Judy
Judy

What do you recommend for the lactose-intolerant? Thank you.

Coach Chris
Coach Chris

I have not tried PB2 in the Greek Yogurt... I will have to try that :) I personally don't like cottage cheese, but Tekoa would eat it. She would always get the store brands from Wal-Mart or Meijer. We will see you tomorrow!

Kassie
Kassie

Have you ever tried the PB2 in the greek yogurt? That might be good too. Checking out the PB2 online. Thinking of trying it. Also, can you recommend a NF cottage cheese brand that is good? Last time I tried NF cottage cheese I was very disappointed. Thanks! Gonna try out the FW Fit Club tomorrow night! See you there :)

Kassie
Kassie

Have you ever tried the PB2 in the greek yogurt? That might be good too. Checking out the PB2 online. Thinking of trying it.

Also, can you recommend a NF cottage cheese brand that is good? Last time I tried NF cottage cheese I was very disappointed. Thanks!

Gonna try out the FW Fit Club tomorrow night! See you there :)

Coach Chris
Coach Chris

You're welcome! I am familiar with Marion Blackberries as we use the Marion Blackberry Juice at my work ( I work for Nestle/Dreyer's/Edy's Ice Cream... ironic right? LOL!)

Jeff
Jeff

Thanks for the info. I love strawberries and where I live in Oregon has some of the best blackberries in the world. They are called Marionberries and they are simply awesome. Can't wait for them to come into season.

Nick
Nick

If its as good as you"r saying I'm sure I'll be getting ahold of you.

Coach Chris
Coach Chris

awesome Nick! You are killing it! Your sample is in the mail and you should see it in the next couple days. Let me know before you order Shakeology and I will help you save some money on it. ;)

Nick
Nick

just got an order of PB2 in today, now waiting on my shakeology. can't wait to try it out. I've been following basically what your saying with the exception of the shakeology and I've consistantly been loosing at least 5 lbs a week.