About Fat Burning Index Plans

Can a food burn fat? Yes, if it has a high Fat Burning Index!

The Fat Burning Index is a tool that allows scientists to define potential influences of foods on lipolysis - the process of "burning" body fat for fuel. The higher the Index, the more fat your body will burn. To lose more body fat, you should eat foods with high Fat Burning Index.

Fat Burning Index concept was developed by Dr. Zilberter. It is based on a scientific formula that takes into account the food's carbohydrate, fat and protein content.

Banta Diet uses Fat Burning Index to create delicious recipes and meal plans that will help you lose fat without watching portions or counting calories, carbs, or fat.

To learn about Fat Burning Index in more detail, go to Banta Diet

Fat Burning Rate increases as Fat Burning Index increases.

Fat Burning Rate: number of fat milligrams burnt by 1 kg of body fat in 1 minute
Fat Burning Index: shows how many times amount of fat in a food or meal exceeds the amount of protein and carbohydrate combined
Diets were same in calories and protein but different in fat and carbs. High-fat low carb diet had high Fat Burning Index and Low-fat high-carb diet had low Fat Burning Index.

Edward F. Coyle, Asker E. Jeukendrup, Matthew C. Oseto, Bradley J. Hodgkinson, and Theodore W. Zderic. Low-fat diet alters intramuscular substrates and reduces lipolysis. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 280: E391-E398, 2001; 0193-1849/01

Fat Burning Index Diet Meals

On Fat Burning Index Diet, serving size is not important!

Eat all you can as long as the meal stays within recommended Fat Burning Index range.
Fat Burning Index does not depend on portion size, only on the ratio of carbs plus protein to fat. You can accelerate weight loss by choosing recipes with higher Fat Burning Indexes.

Unlike some diet programs driven by the desire to sell products, Banta Diet will never ask you to buy meals or supplements from us. You can purchase all of the Banta Diet's ingredients at your favorite grocery store.

In fact, many Banta Diet clients reported saving on groceries, which they thought was mostly due to reduced food intake -- and especially reduced processed food use.

Sample Breakfast

1) Bacon and Cheese Puff
2) Coffee or green tea with heavy cream

Bacon and Cheese Puff
Fat Burning Index: 3.01

8 slices bacon
2 medium onions, sliced
12 slices sunflower bread (recipe included)
1/2 pound Swiss cheese, shredded
8 eggs
4 cups heavy creams
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
red pepper sauce to taste

Cook bacon until crisp; drain and crumble. Cook the onions in leftover bacon grease. Arrange half the bread slices in a single layer in bottom of greased casserole. Sprinkle with half of each: crumbled bacon, onions and cheese.

Combine remaining ingredients; pour over top layer in pan. Bake at 375 degrees until top is puffed.

Sample Lunch

1) Greek Tofu Salad
2) Blueberries with heavy cream
Greek Tofu Salad

Fat Burning Index: 2.28

1 package Firm Tofu drained and cubed
1 oz sun-dried tomatoes, oil-packed, including the oil
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
12 olives
1 Tbsp chopped red onion
1/2 cup diced cucumber
1 Tbsp chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste

Chop the tomatoes. Mix oil, oregano, olive oil, and red wine vinegar, olives, and onion in a bowl. Add the tofu and mix; add cucumber, parsley, salt and pepper; toss.

Blueberries with heavy cream (whipped, optional)
Fat Burning Index: 3.21
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup blueberries
(artificial sweeteners are allowed under certain circumstances)

Sample Dinner

1) Avocado Soup
2) Tunisian Spiced Fish
3) Chocolate no-bake cheesecake

Avocado Soup

Fat Burning Index: 2.51
3 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons tarragon leaves
1 teaspoon salt
3 California Avocados
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Cayenne pepper to taste
Sour cream

Combine cream, tarragon, and salt; heat until liquid just begins to simmer. Puree avocado and lemon juice until smooth. When cream is ready, whisk avocado mixture into milk mixture. Stir in cayenne. Serve with sour cream.

Tunisian Spiced Fish

Fat Burning Index: 2.13
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp dried hot pepper flakes
1/2 cup flaxseed
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 lbs salmon or tuna filet
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium onion, sliced
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 cup fish stock
1/2 cup olive oil
parsley for garnish

On medium heat, roast the seeds, flakes and salt for 2-3 minutes. Rub the spices on the fish. Let stand 10 minutes.

Place the fish in one layer into an oven-safe baking sheet; pour the oil over. Add garlic, onions and tomato. Pour over fish stock. Bake in a preheated 400 degree for 20-30 minutes.

Chocolate no-bake cheesecake

Fat Burning Index: 1.97
1 package gelatin
1 c boiling water
16 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
18 packages sweetener
2 oz unsweetened dark cocoa

Dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water in a mixing bowl. Stir well.

Cut the cheese into small pieces and place in the dissolved gelatin. Add the vanilla, sweetener, and cocoa; beat well with a mixer.

Pour into muffin cups. Refrigerate for 2 hours


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