I tell clients in Stamford, CT, that eating a healthy diet helps them lose fat. That’s true, but including fat-burning foods can also help, particularly for women/ The fat burners contain certain nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, and phytochemicals that either increase metabolism, provide the necessary nutrients to burn fat, or reduce the body’s ability to produce fat.
Boost your metabolism with a little caffeine.
Drinking coffee or tea can increase your metabolism due to the caffeine it contains. Several studies show that caffeine increases metabolism and helps burn fat. Some studies show that consuming caffeine within an hour of working out allowed the subjects to increase exercise time and caused the body to burn more fat. If you’re sensitive to the caffeine in coffee, try tea, especially green tea. The EGCG in green tea helps take off belly fat.
Eat foods that are high in protein.
Whether you consume whey protein or eggs, you’ll get the fat-fighting help you need. The protein in both fills you up and keeps you feeling full longer, so you eat less. Protein also requires more processes to digest, so it burns extra calories and boosts your metabolism by approximately 25% while digesting. Protein can help build muscle mass and preserve it when you’re losing weight. The more muscle mass you have, the higher your metabolism is and the easier it is to shed those extra pounds. Whey protein accomplishes those goals better than any other protein source.
Healthy fat is essential for weight loss.
Food with healthy fat includes full-fat yogurt, fatty fish such as salmon, and olive oil. Fat makes you full, no matter what form. It is harder to digest. Fatty fish has omega-3 fatty acids that reduce inflammation, which can cause fat accumulation and weight gain. It also may help burn fat. Full-fat yogurt keeps you feeling full longer. The CLA—conjugated linoleic acid—in yogurt burns fat and increases weight loss.
- Manufacturers often replace the fat in low-fat yogurt with sugar to improve taste. Extra sugar means extra body fat. The fat removed contains the CLA fatty acids that make yogurt an effective fat burner.
- Add beets to your diet for an additional boost of fat burning. The amino acid, betaine that’s found in beets, increases fat burning and reduces insulin resistance which can increase belly fat.
- Choose food with pectin like tomatoes, green beans, strawberries, apples, and oranges. The pectin helps prevent fat accumulation. Its gel-like fiber blocks the absorption of fat.
- Increase your metabolic rate by adding spice to your food. Chili peppers create a fire in your mouth when you eat them, then help torch calories by boosting metabolism. The capsaicin in chili peppers helps burn body fat.
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