Lose More Weight By Adding These 5 Fat-Burning Foods To Your Diet
Losing weight is rarely easy. But when you start with the food you eat—rather than the work you do to burn it off—it gets a little bit easier.
Most people know that you want to avoid junk food if you’re trying to watch your weight. But it goes deeper than that.
If you want to make lasting changes to your body fat content… you’ll need to look at the nutrients your food offers and try to pack a few more specific things into your diet.
Foods that are high in protein, fiber, and certain other nutrients not only help you keep the weight off… but can also help you burn fat you’ve already stored. And if you think these foods must be rare—why else wouldn’t everyone be eating them?—think again!
Some of the best fat-burning foods are easy to locate in your kitchen or at your local supermarket. And the best part is that you probably already eat some of them on a regular basis.TRENDING: This Massive “Mistake” Melted 48lbs Off Her Body (Click Here to See How)…
If you do, it all comes down to combining these super fat-burning foods… and cutting out the less helpful foods that sneak into even the most well-meaning pantry.
So without further ado, here are 5 tasty fat-burning foods:
You might be surprised to see eggs at the top of this list. After all, eggs have a pretty spotty reputation in a lot of circles.
It’s true that eggs have had mixed press over the years in terms of health… but it turns out that eggs are better for you than most people think.
According to the Mayo Clinic, a healthy adult can eat up to seven eggs a week without increasing their risk of heart disease.
People with diabetes may want to opt for egg whites instead of whole eggs so they can reduce their cholesterol intake. And though this cuts out some of the egg’s nutrient load… egg whites still offer a ton of protein.
And the protein content is really what gives eggs their fat-fighting power. Protein has a lot of properties that make it key in weight loss.
Not only does protein increase your satisfaction with meals… but it also takes more energy to burn, so your body uses more calories. So you’ll burn more stored energy (meaning fat)… while also staying full while going longer between meals.
Now, I’ll be the first to admit that plain oatmeal is a pretty lackluster breakfast. But I also know the importance of soluble fiber when you want to lose weight.
And thanks to the specific form of fiber in oats… this grain is ideal for getting that fiber into your diet.SPECIAL: These 3 Delicious Smoothie Recipes Are Specially Designed To Burn Off More Fat… So You Lose More Weight
Oats contain a specific form of fiber called beta-glucan. Your body can easily absorb it once it’s in your stomach. This, in turn, means that it will more readily give you the fat-burning benefits the fiber offers.
Fiber helps you maintain a feeling of satiety. This means that you will feel fuller for longer between meals.
It also helps stabilize your blood sugar… which can help reduce cravings so you eat less overall. These benefits are a one-two punch that can help you lose weight.
And don’t worry—oats can be eaten in much more delicious ways than just plain oatmeal! Check out these oat recipes when you want to switch things up.
In some parts of the world, chickpeas are a common ingredient in everything from dips to salads to soups. In many countries like the US and Canada, however, they aren’t as widely used.
That’s a real shame if you live in one such country and want to lose weight.
Chickpeas pack in lots of fiber… low-fat plant-based protein… and a ton of other nutrients. This means they have numerous health benefits.
Just like with oats and eggs, the fiber and protein in chickpeas will help you lose weight and keep you from overeating.
As a bonus, chickpea pasta and chickpea flour are becoming more common as more people discover gluten sensitivities. And I might be biased as someone with a mild gluten allergy… but chickpea pasta has a mild flavor that makes it an excellent protein-packed replacement for semolina in many dishes.
Salmon has been on most people’s weight-loss radar for years. And there’s a good reason for that.
It’s a great source of fat-burning protein. And though it’s high in fat, the fat is of the healthy omega-3 variety.TRENDING: Women Who Eat These 3 Cheeses Are Losing Pounds of Stubborn Belly Fat (Research Proven)
Healthy or not, some people still worry about the fat content of fish. The odd thing is that some recent studies have found that sugar may actually be worse than fat in terms of causing weight gain.
Part of sugar’s impact on weight gain is the inflammation it causes… which, oddly enough, can be countered or reduced by the omega-3 fats in salmon!
And if you opt for chickpea pasta or egg whites, you’ll get all the benefits mentioned in those sections as well!
5) Fermented Foods
The term “fermented food” probably doesn’t call much to mind except wine or vinegar. At least, not unless you’re already familiar with fermented dishes like kimchi, sauerkraut, or tempeh.
The first two are made from fermented cabbage… though they are seasoned very differently. Tempeh, on the other hand, is made of fermented wheat gluten. It is often used as a meat substitute in vegan dishes.
Fermented dishes are often an acquired taste. In the case of kimchi, for example… you might have to get used to a little bit of spice, as most varieties have some heat to them.
But the taste adjustment is well worth it, all thanks to the probiotics found in these foods.
There are a lot of myths out there around probiotics… and scientists are still looking into their actual benefits.
But one thing we do know for certain is that particular probiotic strains help your gut function better. When your gut is healthy, it is better able to process foods. This could even mean that your body holds onto less fat… and instead burns more calories.
Your gut health also has a direct effect on your mood thanks to the Gut-Brain Axis. This is a bidirectional connection between your stomach and your brain.
When one struggles, the other does as well. Probiotics will help keep your gut functioning properly… which can help keep you motivated and energized in your efforts to lose weight.
Everyone has their own reasons for losing weight… and every person’s body is different. But there are certain things that hold true across the majority of people.TRENDING: Science Reveals Easy, No-Workout Ways to Lose Weight… While You Snooze!
One of those things is the benefits of protein and fiber when trying to lose weight. The other is that your gut health affects your mental health.
Adding healthy protein sources and increasing your fiber intake are great ways to control your appetite… curb cravings… and help yourself burn more fat.
Probiotics, whether from supplements or food, can help regulate and improve your gut health… so your Gut-Brain Axis is a benefit rather than a hindrance.
And with the foods on this list, it’s easy to add more of all three into your diet. They are great building blocks that you can start with and add to so that your meals are protein and fiber-packed.
Once this becomes a regular occurrence, you can rest assured that you’re supporting your weight loss goals from the foundation up!
What’s The One Thing All Of These Foods Have In Common?
For the most part, they’re PACKED with protein!
- 1 egg = 6 grams of protein
- 100 grams of oats = 16.9 grams of protein
- 100 grams of salmon = 20 grams
- And 1 cup of chickpeas = a whopping 39 grams of protein
That’s no coincidence either.
Protein is a building block for your muscles… and muscle burns THREE TIMES more calories than fat at rest.
(Eating more protein won’t bulk you up like Arnold Schwarzenegger, by the way… it’ll actually slim you right down! Click here to see how…)
So even if you hate every single food on this list… or all the grocery stores near you are fresh out of them…
… if there’s a protein-packed food you love, then you can feel free to go for it… and still get the same fat-burning and metabolism-boosting benefits. 🙂
(There’s never been a better reason to indulge in peanut butter, cheese, and frozen yogurt… YUM!)
I don’t know about you, but given the choice between eating MORE to burn MORE fat… or doing hours of YouTube cardio videos in my living room (last time I tried a “Blogilates” workout I nearly broke my ankle falling over the coffee table!! Lol)…
I know which one I’d choose.