Fat Loss Food

In the latest version of 180 Degree Metabolism, I promised to come up with a video compilation of some of the foods I recommended for fat loss.  For those who haven’t had a chance to read the book, the basic premise was that after you reached a point in which your metabolism was up (increased body temperature), and your hunger was down, you could begin entering an offical fat loss phase. 

In this phase adequate protein is the priority, followed by at least enough starch to get a “protein-sparing effect” and insuring that there is no lean tissue losses as you lose weight.  This equates to nearly equal amounts of starch in relation to protein, or slightly less – although the starch levels can vary depending on your appetite and personal preferences.  Last but not least is fat.  Although some will be so primed for fat loss that there will be no need to eat fat to be able to satisfy the appetite (as fat will be released in large quantities from the adipose tissue), others will need to add small amounts of fat to their food until they find that no-hunger, fat-burning sweet spot.  As always, appetite is the guide and should never be argued with, even if that means not losing an ounce of weight. 

Anyway, although the exact methods and recipes differ slightly from those in the eBook itself, hopefully this video compilation will serve as a good guide for those needing some kitchen guidance. 

Easy Salad and Salmon Salad

Primer on Homefries

Creamy Grits – or “polenta” using cornmeal

Homemade Ranch Dressing for Salad, Salmon, and More

Nothing beats this little homemade dressing.  There is no better salad dressing, dip, or base to mix in with canned salmon, chicken, or even potato salads.  In the following video, I show how to prepare the dressing and also how it can be used to make a quick batch of salmon salad and a side salad as well.  This is a must-item to make a large batch of and keep on hand.  It tastes amazing, is highly versatile, and keeps well for weeks and beyond. 

Homemade Ranch Ingredients:

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups sour cream/creme fraiche
  • 1-2T chopped thyme
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions/green onions
  • Lots of black pepper
  • Money Spice to taste

Feel free to embellish with other herbs such as chives, dill, fresh garlic, etc. 

Salmon Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 can pink salmon
  • Big blob of homemade ranch dressing
  • 1 stalk finely-diced celery

This is great with leftover chopped chicken, boiled and diced potatoes, tuna, and so on instead of the salmon.

Easy Tossed Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 Romaine heart – chopped
  • Big blob of homemade ranch dressing

Toss and add whatever ingredients you like, from warm, chopped bacon to big hunks of cheese to hard-boiled eggs.

Veggie Egg Scramble

Haven’t talked about breakfast much, but this is Aurora’s favorite.  Don’t let her see this by the way.  She just had jaw surgery and won’t be able to eat anything like this for a few months! 

This is just a simple scramble – completed from start to finish in about 6-minutes.  This is great with a little breakfast porridge, fried potatoes, or some other starchy goodness.  The key is adding cheese at the right time so that the consistency of the eggs stays super creamy, wet, and smooth – no rubbery eggs in this video. 


  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • Small pinch chopped jalapeno
  • 1.5T butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 2 big pastured eggs
  • Salt or money spice to taste


  1. Sautee onions and peppers in butter until soft
  2. Add spinach and jalapeno and cook for an additional minute until soft
  3. Add 2 eggs and the cheese
  4. Stir like a maniac until cooked
  5. Season with a little salt if needed
  6. Serve on a small plate that says “Gringo” on it

Vietnamese Cabbage Salad

Over at the 180 Blog, it’s timely that someone just commented on the goitrogenic properties of raw crucifers – cabbage in particular.  And here we go, with some raw cabbage!  I do discuss the fallacy that the goitrogenic property of cabbage is a big deal in the video for this easy-to-make and tasty side salad. 


  • 1/4 head of cabbage, shredded
  • 1 carrot shredded (julienned red bell pepper is even betta)
  • 1/2 serrano pepper – thinly sliced
  • Hanful of roughly-chopped cilantro
  • Splash of fish sauce or soy sauce (plain old salt is okay too)
  • 1-2 T rice wine vinegar, lime juice, or a combination of the two
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