Top 5 Fat Burning Foods
Protein rich foods
Protein produces heat when it gets digested and it takes more energy from your body to digest, metabolize, and use, which means you burn more calories processing them. They also take longer to leave your stomach, so you feel full sooner and for a longer amount of time. The cumulative effect has obvious benefits for anyone who is watching her weight. So try including the following foods into your diet for maximum results:
- Fish: They are rich in DHA (omega 3 fatty acids) and lean proteins which help in burning fat.
- Beans: They are rich in proteins, low in fat and high in fiber. A combination of all three helps in fat loss.
- Nuts are rich in essential fats, fibers and proteins. Nuts help in breaking down fat and in fat mobilisation.
- Eggs are also great for burning fat naturally as they are packed with protein. Also, research supports that if you start your day with an egg you tend to eat fewer calories through the day.
Whole grain foods
New research showed that people who incorporated whole-grain foods into their diet lost more body fat from the abdominal area than those who ate only refined grains like white bread and rice. They are rich in B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium and fiber which help in maintaining blood glucose levels and regulate your metabolism.
- Brown Rice: brown rice has virtually no salt and a strong dose of minerals and fiber.
- Rolled Oats: Oats are one of the easiest ways to get more fiber into your diet. They reduce your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes and deliver a muscle-building protein punch:
- Quinoa: has about twice as much protein as brown rice, and its protein consists of a complete set of branch chain and essential amino acids, making it a tissue- and muscle-building powerhouse.
- Muesli: Originating in Switzerland, muesli is a fiber-and-protein power combination of rolled oats, dried fruits, and nuts. Though 1 cup pushes 300 calories.
A study published in the journal Nutrition in March 2003 found that people who ate three apples or three pears a day as part of a reduced-calorie diet lost more weight than people who followed a similar diet, but who ate oat cookies instead of fruit. For weight loss to occur, apples need to replace higher-calorie foods. Simply adding apples to your diet without taking anything away won’t increase weight loss.
An apple will make you feeling full for longer without costing you a lot of calories—there are about 95 in a medium-sized piece of fruit. That’s because it takes our bodies longer to digest complex fiber than more simple materials like sugar or refined grains. Anything with at least three grams of fiber is a good source of the nutrient; most people should aim to get about 25 to 40 grams a day.
Studies have shown that including a scoop of cinnamon into your daily diet can help you lose weight. The spice has the ability to alter the metabolism of not only sugar, but of carbohydrates as well. Your body is better able to use your carbohydrate storage, so that they do not turn into excess fat.
Cinnamon has been shown to accelerate the rate of weight lost, and help you get past food cravings more quickly. Try mixing it with Honey which contains antioxidants and enzymes that have various healthy effects on the body.
This includes zucchini, spinach, celery, green peppers, peas, artichokes, green onions, lettuce, cucumbers, green beans, broccoli, kale, Brussels and cabbage. Vegetables can help to shrink belly fat and promote weight loss in so many great ways, they help give great amount of volume and fewer calories.
They have what nutritionists call a low kilojoule density. In other words, there’s a lot to eat on your plate but they have fewer kilojoules in each bite. In the old days, diet sheets would call them “free vegetables” as you could eat as much of them as you wanted. They were, and still are, incredibly low in everything you don’t want and powerhouses of things you do, like antioxidants, fibre, vitamins and minerals.