The word of the day for those who are running for weight loss and want to burn the fat is … metabolism. Why? Well if you can burn calories faster than you take them in, then you will eventually lose weight.
The idea that some people have is that if you just burn more calories than you eat then you will eventually lose weight. In part they are right, but the math is not quite that simple. The tricky part of this equation is that some foods increase your metabolism, and some foods actually decrease it.
You see, the real issue is what foods are you eating, not necessarily how much food are you eating. If you eat the right kinds of foods, then your success at weight loss will be greater than someone who just counts calories. So, here just five foods that you should incorporate into your diet in order to burn the fat.
Five Foods teat that Help You Burn Fat
* Plant Based Foods – Eating vegetables, high fiber fruits, and some grains should be the staple of your diet. Any green leafy vegetable such as spinach and broccoli is a good idea. Fruits that are high in fiber and help you increase your metabolism include apples, grapefruits, and pears. Finally, include some grains in your diet such as brown rice or quinoa. These foods give you the fuel it needs to perform, and also burn the fat. You could say that these foods are the foundation of a good diet.
* Olive Oil. Did you know that adding some olive oil and vinegar to your salad can actually help you burn fat? you need some fat to be healthy? Well, it does. Eating some fat, albeit the right kind of fat is one way to boost your metabolism. In addition, this will help you not crave sugar as much, and will actually help you burn your stored fat more efficiently. Other good fats besides olive oil include flax oil and cod liver oil.
* Water – Water does doe many things for our health. By drinking water, you flush out many of the impurities in your body, and provide hydration for cooling function of your organs. But you are also allowing your body to burn fat when you drink water, too. You see, those other drinks such as soda, fruit juice, sweet tea, and even diet soda actually have an effect that releases excessive insulin which causes you to store more fat and slows your body’s ability to burn fat.
* Milk – Eating foods high in calcium, such as low fat milk, almond milk, or greek yogurt have the calcium may help to burn more fat. A study was done at the University of Tennessee that indicates that people who eat enough calcium (1200 to 1300 mg daily) lost twice the weight than their counterparts that ate less calcium.
* Spice it Up. This is probably my favorite tip, because I love to add some hot sauce or peppers to my food. There have been studies that show that spices such as jalapenos and chili peppers, black peppers, and ginger have the may actually help to increase your metabolism.
What do you think?
Is it difficult to incorporate these foods into your diet?
Which food will you work into your diet this week?