There are specific foods that your body likes more than others. Avoiding that sugary snack is hard, but your body will love you for it. I have compiled a list of fat-burning foods that will make you not only help trim off some of that excess fat but make you feel a whole lot better too.
Ginger have many positive uses, and though it may stink and give you bad breath it does your body good. Ginger helps increase blood flow to muscles and assists in muscle recovery. You also may have heard; Ginger helps relieve that upset stomach or digestive issue you might be having. If you decide you want to eat ginger, the recommended consumption is one ounce or six teaspoons per day.
Oatmeal is a slow-digesting carb and in return benefits your blood sugar and insulin intake; this keeps your fat-burning high. Many athletes use slow-digesting carbs for this very reason. So, in the morning have a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast to get your day started on a good note. Be careful though. If you eat too much you can do more harm than good. The recommended serving size for oatmeal is half a cup of dry oatmeal.
Fishy subject, but not a bad one. Salmon is loaded with omega 3’s essential fats; which for those who don’t quite understand, this is a good thing. Salmon’s rich fats help your body burn fat, and block fat storage. The American Heart Association recommends eating Salmon two times per week with a serving size of three-quarters cup or a 3.5 ounces cooked.
Soybean is packed full of soy protein, which has been known to shape stronger muscle as effective as other sources of protein, such as meat. Since soybeans have so much soy protein, it helps aid in fat loss from a reduced appetite which in turn lowers your calorie intake.
Surprising, right? Since honey is mostly considered in the “sugary” category you think this wouldn’t be good for fat loss, but honey is very low on the glycemic index. Honey has a rich source of nitric oxide metabolites. This means that when you consume honey, you are helping fat release from your body’s fat cells.
The main ingredient in hot peppers, Capsaicin, is a chemical that can develop calorie burning. Amazingly, hot peppers also reduce food and calorie consumption. It’s said that hot peppers combined with coffee give your caffeine burning chemical an extra boost. Another benefit of hot peppers, specifically cayenne, have been shown to reduce blood cholesterol. While this food may be hot to the tongue, depending on the pepper, they contain many health benefits.
Broccoli is crammed full of fiber and doesn’t contain nearly any net carbs or calories. This means you will fill up fast and help you stay lean. Phytochemicals are also found in broccoli, which boosts fat loss. This is an essential must have, it’s so healthy for you.
If you are on a weight-loss journey, or even trying to keep your body lean and in shape I recommend giving these seven fat-burning foods a try. Combining these with exercise is a guarantee to see results you are looking for.
If you are trying to lose weight, and are starting to diet, you need to take a moment and think about your food choices that you made previously to change what foods you put into your body. If you don’t take a hard look at the choices you have made, you will most likely fall back into those bad food habits. You don’t want to find yourself munching on ice cream and chips while telling yourself you need to stop, but don’t.
Accept what you need to do, and don’t waver on your healthy eating habits. Make them part of your everyday lifestyle to keep your body in shape and you will be happier with not only yourself, but with the results you will see. Don’t think of this change as a diet. Think of it as bettering yourself, for life.