What I recommend
Here’s a list of different tools that I’ve found to be worth the investment and that have been helpful to a lot of people trying to lose weight. I will NEVER recommend something I don’t use for myself or for my clients.
Unrefined salt – Your healthy diet doesn’t have to be bland. Salt it up! This kind of salt will actually help you regulate your blood pressure, unlike the refined stuff (table salt).
Grass-fed and pasture-raised meat – These meats are superior to anything you can find at your local supermarket, period. More nutrients, no hormones or chemicals. Plus, they taste better. If you can’t find quality meat locally, US Wellness Meats offers very competitive prices, and FREE shipping to all 50 states.
Wild-caught fish – Unless farm-raised mercury-laden fish, this wild-caught salmon and tuna are tested for harmful chemicals and contaminants.
Coconut oil – Don’t worry about the saturated fat content. Coconut oil is very stable under heat and is a proven fat burner.
Stevia – The only calorie-free sugar alternative I recommend. Watch out, a couple of drops of stevia go a long way (it’s hundreds of times sweeter than sugar).
Sprouted grain bread – If you’re looking for the healthiest bread out there, look no further. The sprouting process the grains go through remove all the anti-nutrients and most of the gluten, while leaving more nutrients, fiber, and an awesome nutty taste.
Miso – While eating raw soy products may screw up your hormones and thyroid, I highly recommend including fermented soy like miso to your diet. This soy paste is the perfect addition to asian soups and dishes.
Grass-fed butter – Forget margarine and fake butter: they are terrible for your health. This all-natural nutrient-packed grass-fed butter is the way to go. Who said butter was fattening? This butter contains the natural fat burner CLA!
Gluten-free oats – Oats are not technically gluten-free: they contain a form of gluten which is easier to digest than wheat gluten. If you are gluten sensitive, do not take any chance and go with these.
Raw milk products – Pasteurised milk products are inflammatory, and most people would feel better removing them from their diet. If you love dairy (like me!), try to find local farmers who can sell you the digestible and nutritious raw stuff.
Stevia cookbook – Learn to cook with Nature’s calorie-free sweetener.
Paleo cookbooks – 800+ paleo-friendly healthy recipes.
The New Fast Food – Learn to cook hearthy whole food meals in less than 30 minutes.
Grass-fed raw whey protein powder – This whey protein is well worth its high price point. It’s completly raw, with all the immune-system boosting nutrients contained in fresh raw milk, and is the best tasting whey I’ve tried so far.
Sun warrior – The best vegan-friendly alternative to grass-fed whey.
Nike fuelband – If you’re looking for motivation, this tool may be just what you need. This device will track your daily exercise and make you want to beat your exercise scores every day.
Fitbit – Tracks your activity level and sleep.
EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale – This scale tracks your fat % and has a built-in memory which will track your progess.
Myotape – Don’t have a partner to take your body measurements? Use this one-hand tape.
Body fat caliper – If you want to track your fat %, you don’t need anything fancier than one of these.
Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It – If you’re into the science behind why some people are fat and some people are thin, this book tells it all.
Salt Your Way To Health – This book will show you why salt is the most misunderstood nutrient, and how to add the right kind of salt to your diet salt for greater health.
The Paleo Solution – Learn how simple nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes can radically change your appearance and health for the better.
The Body Fat Solution – A sound plan that will help you put the brakes on overeating by pinpointing the mental roadblocks and emotional eating patterns that are preventing you from losing weight for good.
The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food – If you still think that soy milk, tofu and other raw soy products are healthy, read this.
Taming Your Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way – Get rid of self-sabotage for good with these powerful techniques.
It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways – A clear, balanced, sustainable plan to change the way you eat forever – while burning fat and
Muscle Gaining Secrets by Jason Ferruggia – If you’re a woman or a man that wants to get serious about weight training, build muscle or lose fat, this is the only program you’ll ever need.
Workout Finishers – Short on time to do cardio? Simply add these « finishers » exercises at the end of your workouts.
TT Kettlebell Revolution – Great cardio and strength workouts with a single piece of equipement.
The Diet Solution Program – Great program for beginners who want to eat healthy and lose weight in the process.
Eat Stop Eat – Create a calorie deficit and keep the weight off with fasting.
CalorieKing.com – One of the many great resource to find how many calories your food contains.
Useful fitness apps for your smart phone – Track your food, calories, exercise and progress using one of the apps on your smartphone.
Burn The Fat Inner Circle – This forum is strong of many thousands of dieters, coaches, and experts, all working together to lose weight, troubleshoot their fat loss and better their health.