Setting summer body goals is quite easy but achieving these is never so. In our busy routine life, soem of us may not be able to join a gym or do regular exercise. And foodies like me usually find it difficult to avoid food and to go on proper diet plan. So what other option do we have left? Don’t worry managing your diet and doing some exercise can help you to lose extra pounds and burn some calories. Yes, you can lose weight by ‘eating’. Nature always has solution for most of our problems. So is the case with weight loss.
There are many fruits and vegetables that help to burn calories rapidly. Thus, it eventfully helps you to loss weight. This article summarizes some foods that boost up your metabolism for rapid burning of extra fat and calories.
Effective fat-burning foods for weight loss
1. Prefer ‘Green veggies’
Leafy green vegetables such as spinach, cabbage, kale, chards and many others should be a must add to your diet plan. These are rich in fiber and low in fats. Therefore, you can add up to your meal without increasing fat and carb intake.
Almost all of the green vegetable is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. All these improve metabolism and speed up fat burning. In addition, these make excellent immune booster and good for skin too.
Seafood such as prawns, salmon and tuna are incredibly healthy and satiating. Eating these give you sense of fullness and you don’t feel hungry for quite many hours. Salmon is enriched with high quality protein, healthy fats and minerals. One of these is iodine. Moreover, being a source of omega 3 fatty acid make them even better choice. Similarly, tuna fish is another source of high quality protein intake which replaces the need of fat-filled food.
3. Beef and chicken meat
No doubt, red meat and processed meat have some associated health risks such as cholesterol accumulation and increased heart health issues. However, lean beef and chicken breasts are quite opposite to these negative claims. In reality, both these are rich sources of proteins. Studies show that having enough portion of protein rich diet helps you overcome the cravings for eating more of fatty meals. Protein diet gives fullness of stomach for many hours. Increasing protein rich diet up to 25% can reduce the cravings about 60%. So eat lean beef and chicken breast and control your weight as well.
4. Cottage cheese
Dairy products are mostly protein enriched. Same is the case with cottage cheese with most of protein content, less fat and high in calcium. The fact is calcium helps boost up cellular metabolism and aid in fat burning. Above all, cottage cheese is quiet satiating which is no doubt perfect to control late night cravings which are the main reason of weight gain.
Similarly, eating yogurt in breakfast also helps in weight loss. Yogurt is probiotic and helps in maintain proper digestion.
We can literally write an article to summarize the health benefits of avocado. This is no doubt a miracle fruit, loaded with healthy fats and low in carbs as well. Avocado is source of monosaccharide oleic acids. Moreover, these are rich source of fiber and minerals such as potassium. The fiber content helps to improve digestion, boost up metabolism. Therefore, adding avocadoes in daily diet helps in weight loss.
6. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is quite popular as a natural remedy. Also, it helps in weight loss. Studies show that having apple cider vinegar gives sense of fullness. You are more likely to have lower the carb and calories intake up to 200-275 calories with apple cedar vinegar use with fatty meal. There are many other associated health benefits proper and improved digestion. Using 1.5-2ml of apple cedar vinegar is with meal is recommended and help to lose weight.
Being a rich source of proteins, fiber and healthy fats, makes them excellent food for weight loss. Nuts make an excellent snack for cravings and are quiet fulfilling. However, consuming too much of nuts is something you must avoid as it might result in weight gain instead of weight loss.
8. Chili pepper
Chili pepper contains capsaicin. This component is effective to reduce appetite. Therefore, it will help you in weight loss. Also, many weight loss medicines and supplements contain capsaicin as vital component. One gram of chili pepper is enough for weight loss. However, people who routinely eat spicy meal may develop some degree of tolerance or we can say resistance to effects of chili pepper.
9. Fresh Fruits
Fruits are one of nature’s gifts. Fruits such as apple, avocado, grapefruit, berries and many more are enriched with vitamins and mineral. Also, these provide you with excellent source of antioxidants and boost up your metabolism. Therefore, replacing the junk food and fatty snacks with fresh fruits or their fresh juices is a key to weight loss.
10. Coconut oil
Compared to many other types of cooking oils, coconut oil contains modicum chain triglyceride (MCT) fatty acids. This MCT help in fat burning and suppress appetite.
However, this still consists of fatty acids. So its better to set a limit to use coconut oil in diet as too much consumption may result in weight gain and health issues.
Having a perfect BMI is quite challenging. These above mentioned food can aid you to lose weight. However, these are not the sole option. The key is to have balanced diet, eat on time, and do some physical activity such as walk and exercise to get rid of extra pounds. Avoid junk food as much as you can and try to replace the snacks with fruits and salads.