If you’re clueless when it comes to your diet, I’m going to give you 2 cheap foods that will almost guarantee you’ll lose weight… if you eat them everyday. So if you can afford a whopping 88 cents a day and you have an open mind, I’ll have you dropping pounds within 4 days.
These 2 foods actually come in a can… and they’re healthy for you. Most things in cans aren’t healthy for you. Anyway, I have a 4 day challenge for you. It’s very simple and it’ll prove to you that you’ll lose weight eating these 2 foods everyday. Here’s the challenge.
Go to Wal-Mart or wherever you get your food from. I’ll use Wal-Mart as an example because that’s where I get my food from. Now go down the aisle that has beans in it. Are we good so far? Great. Now pick up 4 cans of the “Great Value” black beans and 4 cans of the “Great Value” black eye peas. They cost 44 cents a can. You’re going to be eating 1 can of each for the next 4 days. I’ll give you 4 reasons why these 2 foods are great for weight loss.
The first reason is because they’re high in fiber. One can of black beans contains 25 grams of fiber. That’s the recommended amount each person should have in a day… and that’s in just 1 can of black beans. How awesome is that!
Most Americans are lucky to get 12 grams of fiber in a day. To be clear… a high fiber intake almost forces you to lose weight. That’s pretty much common knowledge these days. The can of black eye peas contains 17.5 grams of fiber. So between them, you’ll be getting over 40 grams of fiber a day. Perfect!
The second reason these are great for weight loss is because they’re high in protein. A can of black beans has 25 grams of protein. The can of black eye peas has 35 grams of protein. 60 grams total. Over half of what you need each day.
By now, you should know that high protein, low carb diets work for weight loss. They’re sometimes hard to stay with over the long term, but I’m not asking you to go strictly on a high protein, low carb diet. All I’m doing with these 2 foods is easing you into the right direction.
The third reason black eye peas and black beans are great for weight loss is because they’re low in carbs and calories. If you look at the back of the cans, you’ll see that each serving has 19 or 20 grams of carbs. But most of those are fiber so you don’t need to count those grams. You’ll end up with a “net” of 12-15 carbs per serving. But get this. There are 0 grams of sugar in those “net” carbs. So you’re sitting pretty.
Now the calories… the labels on these cans are misleading. But they’re misleading to your benefit actually. The labels actually count the fiber calories. You don’t have to count them since they don’t get digested.
So a whole can of black beans will only count as 285 calories. The can of blackeye peas has only 385 calories. With all of that protein and fiber, you won’t be very hungry after eating. These 2 foods will help eliminate your snacks and “crowd out” bad calories from other foods that you’ll naturally eat less of now.
The 4th reason is that they’re easy to cook. Throw them in a small pot and cook them for less than 5 minutes. Voila. They’re done. Just strain out the water. Quick and easy. Just what I like. Now, here’s a simple diet plan to follow.
At breakfast, eat 1/2 can of black beans with 2-3 eggs scrambled. If necessary for taste, use a touch of sour cream or barbeque sauce (if you don’t particularly like the taste of black beans). But remember, not too much. Just a touch.
At lunch, have a salad with basically any vegetables that you want. Add 1 can of water-packed tuna and then throw 1 can of blackeye peas in there. Mix it up and enjoy. For dinner, have a lean meat and the leftover 1/2 can of black beans.
It’s as simple as that to lose weight. Seriously, it is. Try it for 4 days. In 4 days you’ll have proof that it works.