December 18, 2019 5 min read
Exercising will only get you so far if you aren't eating right. Dieting is the key to losing weight and staying thin. But it’s not just about eating less…
--> there are foods that help boost your metabolism and burn off excess fat!
Not only do these foods help you lose weight, they often come with a host of other health benefits as well so you would be getting value for your money.
Although there are many other foods that could be added to this list, I’ve included the top 10 fat burning foods below which are great for your health, affordable, readily available and easy to include in your diet.
Let’s jump straight in shall we?
Whenever you’re thirsty, make Green Tea your drink of choice!
Green Tea contains the antioxidant EGCG which causes the brain and nervous system to run faster and burn off more calories at rest. In a Swiss study, tea drinkers burned 266 more calories per day than non-tea drinkers.
Adding a tablespoon of lemon juice to the mix may boost the anti-oxidant properties of the tea, as well as increase the likelihood that the cancer-fighting catechins will survive the digestive process and work their magic :)
The fiber content in whole grain bread is high, and it’s also one of the top sources of B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium, and iron.
Because whole grain bread is a slow-digesting carbohydrate, it will keep your blood sugar and insulin levels low so that fat burning can stay high.
Not only is salmon low in calories, it contains protein and omega fatty acids which both support a healthy metabolic rate so that you burn more calories throughout the day.
People who eat fish three or four times a week have higher levels of leptin, a hormone that helps control appetite and promotes fat loss.
If you normally buy canned tuna, you may be interested to know that it doesn’t have as many omega 3s as salmon and may contain high traces of mercury. So next time you go shopping, buy canned salmon instead!
Garlic has minerals and oils that help break down fats and increase your metabolism.
And it’s super easy to add to your meals to give it extra flavor.
This is one of the power vegetables that is low calorie, zero fat and very filling due to its high fiber content.
Broccoli also contains essential minerals and vitamins that improve the body’s metabolism. The best way to cook them if you can’t eat them raw is to steam them for just a few minutes.
Fiber is what gives berries their fat burning power; making you feel full so you eat less and requiring more energy to burn.
Berries are high in nutrients, antioxidants, and are also quite low in calories - another reason why you should add them to your diet!
When you buy them frozen, their freshness is locked in and they can be kept for some time and used in a variety of ways (berries with oats, yogurt or cereal…YUM!).
It takes more energy for your body to digest the protein in meat than it does for it to digest carbohydrates or fat.
Researchers at Arizona State University found that people who ate a high-protein diet burned more than twice as many calories in the hours following their meal as those eating just carbs.
Even better, researchers in Denmark found that men who substituted protein for 20 percent of the carbs in their diets were able to boost their metabolisms, increasing the number of calories they burned each day by up to 5 percent.
Opt for either raw chicken or turkey that you can cook yourself, or stick with the roasted chickens and turkeys you can buy at most supermarkets.
It’s a good healthy source of protein and calcium, both of which have been shown to speed up metabolism.
A University of Tennessee study found that dieters who consumed between 1,200 and 1,300 milligrams (mg) of calcium a day lost nearly twice as much weight as dieters getting less calcium.
Add in some fruit or cereal and it’s a great way to enjoy breakfast or even as a snack!
It’s got substance and is covered in fiber. Plus, brown rice is a low-energy-density food, meaning it’s heavy and filling but low in calories.
One study found that women who ate a higher-energy-density diet gained three times as much weight over six years than women eating a low-energy-density diet. Wow!
Interesting note: white rice is cheaper than brown rice because it has been processed and refined to the point that most of the nutrients have been sucked out. Fewer nutrients equal a significantly longer shelf life (many times longer, in fact).
So do yourself a favor and next time chuck in an extra 50 cents and stick with the browner, more natural versions of rice, bread, and pasta.
Not only rich in fiber, but the high vitamin C content of oranges is also conducive to fat burning.
Vitamin C promotes the production of Carnitine in the body which breaks down fatty acids and burns fat.
The humble orange also contains more than 150 different phytochemicals that help protect blood vessels, decrease inflammation, and are strong antioxidants.
Although it’s a good thing to know what foods will help kick-start your metabolism and melt those extra pounds, it’s always helpful to be aware of which foods will sabotage your progress and to avoid at all costs.
It is as important to avoid foods and ingredients in foods that increase the bad hormones as it is to eat the foods that increase the good hormones.
We have covered 10 of the top 'fat-burning, delicious, nutrient-packed foods' that will melt off the fat and keep you in fighting-fit shape. As well as which foods to stay clear from or at least keep to a minimum.
Most people will understand how adding the above foods to their diet is good for them but the majority won't take any action.
Nothing changes until we change. What actions will you take TODAY to propel you towards success?
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