Healthy living with fat dissolving foods
Ever wish there were magical foods that would actually make you thinner just by eating them? Well, you’re in luck! There really are certain foods you can eat that can burn calories and speed up your metabolism. Adding these foods to your diet can greatly increase your dietary success!
Sadly, number one on the list isn’t ice cream but there are some great foods that do make the list. It should come as no surprise to you that all of the top fat burning foods are wholesome non-processed foods. In fact, all whole foods burn twice as many calories while breaking down in your digestion system than processed foods do. This is especially true when the food is also high in fiber like oatmeal and whole wheat.
Continuing on the whole foods band wagon, let’s take a look at low fat dairy products. When calcium is combined with the amino acids found in certain dairy products a phenomenal thing happens, fat starts burning! You can increase this fat burn even more when protein is also high in the same food. A great fat burning food to add to your diet is Greek Yogurt.
Protein has a thermogenic effect, meaning calories are burned through digestion of the food. You can expect up to a 30% calorie burn when you digest lean proteins like chicken, eggs and other lean meats.
Sticking to whole unprocessed foods will give you a leg up on calorie burning right off the bat, bet then there are few more foods you can add to really kick it up a notch. For instance, drinking four cups of green tea a day can also aid in your weight loss efforts. There is a chemical produced when the tea leaves are brewed called EGCG which is a compound known to temporarily increase metabolism. You can drink the tea hot or iced and enjoy it through the day.
While you’re drinking your tea, don’t forget to keep hydrated with lots of super cold ice water! Water is very important for hydrating our bodies and making us feel fuller. When you drink very cold ice water your body actually has to work extra hard to normalize it’s temperature inside your body. The harder your body has to work, even if it’s internal, calories are being burned.
Ingesting spicy foods, especially hot peppers, has a similar effect. The spice heats your body internally and literally melts calories away. It doesn’t matter how the hot pepper is eaten; it can be raw, cooked, powdered or dried. It adds great natural flavor to your new whole foods diet!
Eating any of these foods, either alone or in combination, will not make you lose weight overnight. We are actually talking about a percentage of the calories you are taking in being simultaneously burned while digested. You aren’t literally eating negative calories but you are certainly being given a boost. Armed with your new knowledge of which foods help to burn calories and increase metabolism, why wouldn’t you want to increase these foods in your diet to aid your weight loss effortlessly?
One last thing before we conclude! If you’re looking for a healthy snack to include in your new more efficient diet, try some pistachios. Nuts are a great whole foods snack to help get you through the day. Pistachios in particular have the perfect balance of healthy fat, protein and fiber which will keep you feeling full a lot longer and help increase metabolism at the same time!
Posted by: MJC