Losing it

Fat Burning Foods

When you’re on a diet, you need to burn off fat in order to lose weight. Many people choose to do this through exercise, although the biggest effort needs to be made through your diet. You need to eat less than you burn and you can achieve this by eating fat burning foods.

The very idea of fat burning foods sounds really bizarre but it’s perfectly true. Some foods can actually make you burn off more fat, simply by eating them. These foods are also known as metabolism boosting foods and you will be very surprised at which foods and drinks are included in this list.

One of the best metabolism boosting foods is fat. You may think this is a ridiculous statement but your body needs the right sort of fat, in the right quantities. Oily fish and nuts can provide this fat and these will raise your metabolism by getting the fat flowing through your blood. This doesn’t include all nuts but those that are particularly good are walnuts and almonds.

Foods that will burn fat

Most protein rich foods will cause you to burn more fat. Protein is very difficult to digest and your body will use 25% of the calories contained in protein just to digest it. Protein is also good for repairing muscles which are responsible for burning energy. Fibre works in a similar way and requires a lot of energy to move through your digestive system, thus increasing your metabolism. It also removes toxins and moves food out of your body.

Another one of these fat burning foods is a little hotter than fish and nuts. Spicy foods are great for boosting your metabolism and can make even the most bland of diet dishes come alive. You can easily add a few spices here and there to make your meals delicious and very effective for burning fat. You should be careful here though to stay away from too much salt since this is often added to spicy foods. Curries are a good example here and salt is a big NO for dieters!

Perhaps the very best of the fat burning foods is water. According to one study, just 17 fluid ounces of water was able to cause a 30% rise in metabolism. If you are burning 2000 calories a day, this could equate to an extra 600 calories being burned. This could result in more than one pound per week of fat loss, so it’s certainly worth consideration. Water also reduces toxins and provides much needed hydration. Water is essential for absolutely everything in your body and thus you should get your full quota without fail. Eight glasses per day is not a nice little target for you, it’s the minimum required by your body.

Fat burning foods can make a difference to your calorific expenditure, without you even lifting a finger. If you work these in with your meals or as snacks throughout the day then you will keep your metabolism high for a longer period of time and thus burn off more fat.

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