Did you know that losing weight can become effortless by eating natural fat-burning foods? Yes, you can eat and lose weight at the same time. The key to real weight loss is about eating foods that work for your body and that aren’t a waste of nutrition or calories.
The higher your metabolism, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to maintain your weight or to lose weight. The trick is eating certain foods that boost your metabolism.
Here is a list of certain foods which can help to boost your metabolism:
Whole grains: Your body burns twice as many calories breaking down whole foods, especially those rich in fiber such as oatmeal and brown rice; this is due to whole grains’ high fiber and slow-burn properties, which keep you satiated longer and it will keep your body from storing a lot of fat.
Turmeric: This spice will break down fat. It also helps balance out blood sugar levels, which prevents fat storage.
Avocado: In addition to containing lots of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, avocados are a terrific source of filling fiber.
Coconut oil: A fat that makes you skinny! Coconut products are some of the best natural fat-burning foods you can eat since they contain vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats.
Olive Oil: It actually contains a type of healthy fat that has been found to decrease levels of fat-storing inflammation. It will also keep your cholesterol under control.
Cinnamon: This spice keeps blood sugar stable, preventing hunger-inducing spikes and crashes. Consuming just a teaspoon a day produces positive results.
Green Tea: Drinking 4 cups a day helps you lose weight; you can drink it cold or hot. Green Tea is high in the antioxidant ECGC, the compound that burns fat and stops it from forming. It also contains some amount of caffeine, which can aid fat burning.
Hot peppers: By heating up your body, hot peppers makes you melt additional calories. All you have to do to reap the benefits is use a pinch of hot pepper to season grilled fish, meats, and eggs. It speeds up abdominal fat loss by boosting the body’s ability to convert food into energy. Studies reveal that by adding small quantities of pepper to your diet daily will help to curb appetite and boost metabolism which leads to weight loss. Along with hot peppers, spices in general are a great way to keep your metabolic rates high.
Sweet Potato: High in antioxidants, sweet potatoes stabilize blood-sugar levels and lower insulin resistance which prevents calories from being converted into fat. And their high vitamin profile (including A, C, and B6) give you more energy to burn at the gym.
Berries: Berries are packed with polyphenol antioxidants that will help burn fat and prevent it from forming. And when it comes to the sugar content in fruit, berries rank favorably on the list but are still a powerful way to curb cravings for sweets as it improves satiety which prevents cravings.
Cottage cheese: Cottage cheese helps make a person feel full and it improves sleep, which is essential for weight loss.
Eggs: Eggs contain Vitamin B12, which your body needs to metabolize fat. Eggs are also a great source of lean protein, which can set the fat-burning pace for your entire day when eaten for breakfast. Eggs will help your body improve your muscles and burn plenty of fat.
Water: The more water you drink, the fuller you will feel and therefore the easier it is to cut back on unnecessary calories. Water is necessary to keep your metabolism functioning.
Starving yourself is not a healthy way to lose weight, as long as you are eating the right types of food, you can eat to your heart’s content whilst maintaining or losing weight!
Mai Haroun is a fitness enthusiast, find her on instagram @m.a.haroun