Here’s one fitness guideline to always remember:
You can’t go wrong with a diet of healthy foods packed with essential nutrients.
You don’t have to search high and low for fat burners that really work. The best weight busters are often easily available and budget-friendly. And in this post, we bring 9 of these accessible and on-the-go fat burners to add in your diet.
1. Whole Eggs – One Of The Best Fat Burners From Nature
Whole eggs are an affordable and rich source of protein as well as vitamins A, D, and E. And their nutritional content helps you lose those unwanted pounds in more ways than one.
For starters, protein regulates several hormones to your advantage. It boosts the levels of satiety-inducing hormones while reducing hunger hormones like ghrelin. The result is a major reduction in hunger, leading to reduced food and calorie intake.
And then there’s the thermic effect, the amount of energy the body spends to process, use, and store food.
The higher the thermic effect, the better for weight loss. And protein tops the thermic effect department, burning 20 to 35 percent of calories. Carbs and fat, on the other hand, can only manage 5 to 10 percent and up to 3 percent respectively.
But of course, you need more than whole eggs (and lots of protein) to stay in good shape and keep the pounds away.
2. Fatty Fish
Fatty fish is another fat burner to include in your diet.
Omega-3 fatty acids have been proven to help with weight management. A study which saw a group of participants take 2 grams of fish oil (EPA and DHA) and lose 2 pounds after the 6-week trial. And even better, fish oil also increases the effectiveness of a workout program.
Note, however, that getting the right amount of fish oil from your diet isn’t always possible. So consider taking supplements to ensure your EPA and DHA needs are met.
3. Dark And Leafy Green Vegetables
Now, a list of weight-busting foods won’t be complete without kale, spinach, and other dark leafy greens. The veggies have all the right properties for a weight-loss diet – high in fiber but low in carbs and calories. They’re a great addition to increase the volume of your lunch or dinner but not your weight.
A steady diet of green leafy vegetables will make you eat fewer calories while boosting the body’s natural fat-burning capabilities.
4. Black Coffee
If you’re an avid black coffee drinker, you’re on the right track!
Coffee isn’t a guilty pleasure. Contrary to popular belief, the world’s most popular beverage is loaded with health benefits – from improving one’s long-term memory to increasing blood flow by up to 30%.
And as more studies reach their conclusions, it turns out weight loss is also one of coffee’s specialties.
The caffeine in coffee instructs the body to use stored fat while reducing the usage of glycogen (the body’s primary source of energy) by up to 50% in the first 15 minutes of a workout.
Moreover, caffeine also reduces an athlete’s rate of perceived exertion or RPE, leading to an 11 percent increase in performance during training.
5. Tea But Without The Milk
Tea is loaded with caffeine and weight-busting benefits like coffee. But tea also contains high levels theaflavin and thearubigins, compounds which combat fat absorption and storage.
Keep in mind, however, that you should skip the milk if you want the fat-fighting compounds in tea to do their work. According to Dr. Devajit Borthakur of India’s Tea Research Association, milk proteins and tea’s compounds have terrible chemistry, counteracting the latter’s weight-loss benefits.
If you can’t stand the taste of milkless tea, consider healthier additions like lemon or honey to improve the taste.
6. Lean Meat
First things first:
Eating a slab of lean steak on the regular won’t help your fitness efforts.
However, you don’t want to scratch off lean meat from your diet. Lean meat is a great source of protein, and a diet with 70% protein can burn as much as 260 calories in a day.
If you want to get rid of excess fat and weight for good, eating lean meat and other protein-rich sources included in this list is a step in the right direction.
7. Chilli Peppers
Chilli peppers owe their spicy heat to a substance called capsaicin, a popular ingredient in commercial weight-loss supplements and for good reason.
Countless studies have linked capsaicin to increased metabolism and reduced appetite. Matter of fact, a research published in the Digestive Diseases and Sciences even suggested that capsaicin can be as effective as intensive surgeries in combating obesity – but without the risks and complications.
Sure, nuts are rich in fat. But their fatty contents are of the healthy variety. And just like whole eggs, nuts are also rich in protein, which explains their highly satiating and metabolism-boosting properties.
Furthermore, the calories in nuts are structured in a way that’s weight-loss friendly, with 10 to 15 percent of the calories inaccessible for the body.
We’ve all heard how drinking at least 8 glasses of water every day can have an array of health benefits. What you may not have heard is that regular water intake can help you drop unwanted pounds, too!
Simply drinking 17 oz. of water can increase the body’s metabolism by up to 30 percent. And the spike in metabolism can last for as long as 1.5 hours. For people on a weight loss diet, drinking 17 oz. of water before meals have helped them shed up to 44 percent more weight
Ready To Eat Your Way To A Fitter You?
And there you go! We just looked at 9 fat-burning foods, and you don’t have to go to a hard-to-find healthy foods store just to find these.
The notion of eating to lose weight may sound silly. After all, we’ve all been conditioned to think that food is the enemy of a slim waistline. And if you want to lose fat and weight, you need to eat less.
Far from the truth!
And we hope that including whole eggs, lean meat, and other foods in this list make you realize that you can eat your way to a fitter and healthier figure.