I hope you are good. I’ll talk today about weight loss, what else? ☺ For overweight people, the extra weight is like a burden. You know that the way you look has a huge influence on how you feel. I never heard someone saying ‘I have some extra weight, but I feel pretty and feel well’. The good news is there are foods that accelerate weight loss.
The day by day persons, with extra weight, want to look and feel nice in their skin but not look like models. The diets help and reduce the body fat IF you follow them. But we are humans and tend to forget, so when you reach the desired weight, you forget the efforts to lose the weight and return to the old habits.
To maintain the new weight requires efforts, but if you develop a habit to keep the weight under control, you’ll enjoy your life and new figure. The extra weight usually makes you lose your self-esteem and pushes you to the other side where you think that you will never lose weight which goes to losing hope and accepting the new state. But, no, you can do it don’t give up.
The body fat is very dangerous, and you probably know that it can increase the risk of vascular and cardiac affections, high levels of cholesterol and let’s don’t forget the risk of stroke, etc. These are only a few, but there many other implications in our health, like gallbladder and gastric reflux.
How Do the Fat Burning Foods Work?
First of all, it’s not hard at all to have balanced meals during a diet. The important thing is you don’t feel hungry.
The fat burning foods accelerate fat burning in two ways: melting the exceeding fat or the body regulates the consumed energy. The proteins increase the metabolism rate, producing warmth. That’s the explanation why most weight loss diets imply reducing the fat consumption.
Foods with proteins for fat burning
There are some foods in this category helping you with fat burning:
– Lean meat: beef, pork, lamb, veal;
– Bird: chicken, chicken, turkey, pheasant;
– Fish: cod, mackerel, trout, salmon;
– Cheeses: low fat cow cheese.
– Eggs and soy products (Be careful of the soy source)
Foods with negative calories
These foods consume more calories to be decomposed, digested and assimilated than produce. The difference is compensated by the burning of fats in the body. For example, a portion of Brussels sprouts brings 50 calories, but 75 calories are required to digest it, meaning that you consume 25 calories from your body’s fat reserve.
The negative calories foods are the ones low in calories, like vegetables and fruits.
Vegetables: asparagus, eggplant, red beet, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, green lettuce, green beans, leeks, onions, radishes, algae, etc.
Fruits: apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, plums, nectarines, oranges, kiwi, raspberries, strawberries, clementine, sour cherries, currants, cherries, blueberries, etc.
Nuts, peanuts, seeds: almonds, Brazil nuts, chestnuts, coconuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts, pistachios, nuts.
Introducing negative calories food into your diet can lead to weight loss, these foods will give the stomach fullness sensation. But, from my searches, I didn’t find any scientific research to prove the evidence. As always, to get rid of weight loss, the solution is to have a balanced and healthy diet along with regular physical exercise.
The Keto diet is known as the fat-burning diet which consumes fewer calories.
Foods I Recommend
When it’s about weight loss, chili peppers are the number one food on any list. The primary substance that gives the spicy taste of chili, named capsaicin, helps to burn the fat, gives you the satiety sensation and accelerates the metabolism.
Green tea and coffee
Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and coffee a day can increase the rate of metabolism by up to 8%. Green tea contains antioxidants that improve metabolism by up to 12%, according to Japanese researchers. Both beverages are important sources of antioxidants.
The grapefruit is very popular due to its miraculous effects in weight loss diets, especially because it has only 25 calories (per gram). It helps to lower the cholesterol levels and contains an enzyme that burns fat; it helps to absorb and reduce the sugar and starch in the body.
The watermelon contains 90% water and has a high sugar content, which will give the necessary energy during the day. Moreover, it is an important source of antioxidants, lycopene, vitamin A and vitamin C.
Apples and pears
these fruits contain an important amount of fiber and help you to get the satiety feeling. The pears have very many fibers, around 6 grams in an average fruit. This gives you a long-lasting feeling of satiety. Apples are second, with 3 grams of fiber per fruit. They lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. The fibers are a good companion in weight loss because it prevents the absorption of fat and gives a feeling of satiety. So you get hungry less often.
They contain plenty of water and fibers that maintain the satiety state for a long time. Besides, they can satisfy your sweet appetite and give you a lot of energy with fewer calories (about 33 kcal / 100 g). The calories are the lowest in berries, and blueberries are the ones that bring you the most antioxidants.
They contain proteins, and if they’re eaten in the morning, they’ll keep you hungry levels down for a long time.
Nuts, hazelnuts, and almonds
They are excellent to relieve hunger between meals. They are rich in proteins, healthy fibers, and fats. According to studies, they can help lose weight and lower bad cholesterol levels when they are eaten in moderation.
Fatty acids present in fish fortify the immune system, help you lose weight, lowering appetite and speeding up burns.
Essential for digestion, whole grains cleanse the body, especially the colon, and eliminate the most common digestive disorders, including bloating or constipation.
The desire to burn excess fat is normal and beneficial. The problem is those harmful myths and unhealthy diets that claim to speed up burning of fats.
Sometimes you rely on the commercials from media, but not all the time are the best choices. The most misleading options for burning fat are presented in the form of corsets for weight loss, tablets for accelerating metabolism, clothes for burning fat, miraculous beverages or electronic devices. This list is endless. The most intriguing thing is that all of these products have a common feature: if you use them, you do not need to do physical exercise. Really?
Certain foods and eating habits can be used to accelerate fat burning by inducing the melting of excess body fat or by regulating the rate of energy use by the body.
You have some of my recommendations for foods, of course, there may be other foods. I recommend what I use, if I missed something or you are aware of other foods, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Don’t forget to leave your comments, suggestions (if any) in the comments section below.
Till next time, stay healthy!