If you know my philosophy on nutrition, it is pretty basic. So basic you can describe it in four words. Eat. More. Real. Foods.   In a world where Dr. Oz and others have a new miracle supplement from the rain forest every day, this might seem a little weird. Now I do believe in the use of supplements and even take Prograde products myself because I think they can help as asupplement to eating right and exercise. Real food is always the first answer for me.   Real food that is not processed or what you can get at a drive thru. Not food that comes out of a box or a can. With real foods, your body can get the nutrients it needs from your food and then go on about its business. Processed foods lead to weight gain and chronic disease. In fact the lead researcher in a study printed in Journal of the World Public Health Nutrition Association claimed:   “The rapid rise in consumption of ultra-processed food and drink products, especially since the 1980’s, is the main dietary cause of the concurrent rapid rise in obesity and related diseases throughout the world.”   Pretty scary right? Ok, I will hop off my soap box now and give you 3 REAL foods that can help you get rid of fat.     1. Wild Salmon    Salmon is doubly awesome food because it is a protein and fat source. This fish is rich in Omega 3 essential fatty acids and is a thermogenic food. When you eat salmon it boosts calorie burning and enhances fat loss.   Have a 3-4 ounce serving of salmon 2 times per week.   2. Cruciferous Vegetables    Broccoli, kale, cauliflower, bok choy (if nothing else it is an awesome word to say), collard greens and radishes. These nutrient dense veggies do something amazing...they give you a special phytonutrient that beats down your unbalanced hormones, namely estrogen.   Consume 1 cup of a cruciferous vegetable daily, either raw or lightly steamed.   3. Brazil Nuts    Although not as popular as the almond or walnut in the mixed nut can, 40% of the fat in these amazing nuts are monounsaturated fats. They also contain 2 grams of fiber per 1 ounce serving. The best part about the Brazil nut is that they are very high in selenium, which is essential for immune function and to support the thyroid.   Have a 1 ounce serving once per day.   If you've tried all the magic pills out there and not had success, it is time to give real food a shot. You won't be disappointed.