One of the dreams often expressed by people trying to lose weigh is to eat everything they want and still lose weight. Almost as though the more food eaten, the more weight lost. It may be the perfect dream, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. There are fat burning foods that actually help with weight loss. These are thermogenic foods that increase metabolism or food that requires more calories to digest than they contain. Unfortunately, you can’t live consuming just these foods, they don’t provide all the nutrients you need. You can, however, add them to a well balanced diet to boost your potential for weight loss.
What’s a thermogenic food.
You probably already include chicken in your diet, since it’s a good source of protein, but did you know that eggs are also a good source and increase thermogenesis. They’re packed with nutrients, which also boost your metabolism and help you lose weight. Since they’re packed with protein, they make you feel full longer. One study showed that the group eating three eggs for breakfast compared those who ate a bagel, reduced the amount of calories consumed throughout the day. It also helped reduce body fat. Eggs also boosted the groups metabolism by as much as 35% for several hours after consumption.
Drink your way to a slimmer you.
Coffee is a metabolism booster, by as much as 13%. Drinking between one to four cups of coffee, depending on the coffee’s strength, can increase metabolism because of the caffeine. Green tea is another fat burning drink. One study showed that it increased the body’s fat burning significantly if consumed before bicycling. It contains some caffeine, but also EGCG, a biochemical that promotes fat burning, particularly belly fat. Don’t forget drinking water. According to studies, drinking more water can help you lose weight, particularly if it’s icy cold water or you drink a glass before a meal.
Some types of oil can help you burn fat.
Olive oil, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, blackseed oils and others can help you burn fat. These healthy oils boost your metabolism and help cut your appetite by making you feel fuller longer. Each type of oil has a different twist in how it helps. Flaxseed and fish oil, for instance, contain omega-3 fatty acids to help digestion and prevent insulin spikes that can cause belly fat. Both help suppress appetite and make digestion better. Both increase thermogenesis, just as coconut oil does. While each type of oil may work differently, they all get similar results.
- Want a real fat burner that will burn your mouth, too? Try eating more chili peppers. The capsaicin in peppers that makes it hot, also makes you feel fuller longer and boosts your metabolism.
- Apple cider vinegar is the naturalists medicine in a bottle, but did you also know it can help improve blood sugar levels and burn belly fat? One teaspoon in an 8-oz glass of water in the morning is the starter formula.
- Avoid fat free options and stick with the full fat ones. Food labeled fat free normally have additives that make food more palatable, like sugar—which is the number one enemy of weight loss. Full fat Greek yogurt contains conjugated linoleic acid that promotes weight loss.
- Add some whey protein to your smoothie. Studies show it can increase your metabolic rate, plus burn far more fat than other protein additives, like soy or casein. Other studies show it boosted weight loss.
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