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Eat These 12 Miracle Foods and Blast Fat Away
Everyone is looking for more ways, especially easy ways, to get rid of body fat. You’ve seen those diets that advertise “burn fat while you sleep”, or “burn fat with no exercise”, and we all know that those don’t work, but what if there was a way to “burn calories while eating”? Wouldn’t that be great? Well, you can!
Check out this list of foods that actually burn fat and calories just by eating them. That’s sounds like a diet plan everyone can stick with!
An apple a day may keep the doctor away but it can also keep the fat away as well. Eating apples as a snack is a great way to feel fuller longer and they are low in calories, too.
Also, eating just one apple a day can keep you from developing metabolic syndrome, an illness that comes from having abdominal fat, heart disease, and diabetes.
This one has been listed in that “negative calorie diet”, you know, the one that claimed that eating some foods burn more calories merely through digestion than the food contains.
Although this is somewhat true, this isn’t what we are talking about, but celery actually can make you lose weight.
Since celery is mostly made up of water and indigestible cellulose, it’s fills you up while containing almost no calories, so eating celery can help you eat less at mealtime.
Here comes more good news about broccoli.
Broccoli contains calcium and vitamin C, which together is a powerhouse for boosting your metabolism. (Assuming you have a normal thyroid function) If you should have thyroid problems, broccoli can still help you.
Its goitrogenic, which means, it slows the hormones in the thyroid, which is beneficial to those with diseases of the thyroid.
Nuts are a great snack when you are on a diet and a low calorie diet that includes almonds can actually help with weight loss.
Researchers noted in a study done in 2003 that the healthy monounsaturated fats that almonds contain have a beneficial effect on insulin and give dieters a sense of fullness and satisfaction, so they eat less overall.
Don’t wrinkle up your nose, wait till you read this.
A study done in Japan that had more than 175 overweight Japanese men and women showed that the acid in vinegar turns on a gene that releases the proteins that break down body fat.
The individuals drank 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar every day for 12 weeks.
The results? All participants significantly lowered their weight, abdominal fat, BMI, and waistline measurements.
6. Whole Grains
Those of you on a low carb diet don’t fret.
Studies show that your body burns twice as many calories breaking down whole foods as opposed to processed foods.
So simply by changing your carb intake to include whole grains that are rich in fiber, such as brown rice and oatmeal, you can double your fat burning abilities.
7. Green Tea
For those of you who love tea, here is good news.
People who drink four cups of green tea per day shed six pounds in a mere 8 weeks. One of the compounds found in green tea, EGC, speeds up your metabolism (temporarily anyway) as soon as you take the first sip.
So keep a jar of tea in the fridge so you can take some of those little fat burning sips all day long.
8. Brazil Nuts
As mentioned above, nuts are always good for dieters but these little gems are super extreme fat burners.
They rev up your metabolism by actually converting your thyroid hormone into its most active form. They can also help you look better by locking up the toxins that store themselves in your fat cells.
This is what makes cellulite. Nuts are high in fat but a little go a long way.
So add just 3 or 4 Brazil nuts to your diet plan.
9. Chia Seeds
These are tiny little powerhouses of fat burning potential.
These little seeds are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein, which help control your appetite. They also kick up your metabolism and turn on one of your body’s best fat burning hormones, glucagon.
Want to know the best way to make them work? Soak the seeds in water for about 10-15 minutes. They will swell to more than 10 times their original size. If you’ve never eaten these before, try them in a chia seed “pudding”.
Soak them in almond milk, then top with raw, unsalted almonds. You can also put them in a smoothie, or blend with coconut milk and pineapple for a great tasting dessert that will remind you of a Pina colada.
Like nuts, avocados have gotten some bad press about the fat they contain.
However, avocados are a triple threat fat burning machine! The monounsaturated fat helps you cells interact better with your fat burning hormones.
It also turns off your body’s hormones that encourage fat storage.
Avocados also up your metabolism. So get ready to break out the guacamole!
Read more 15 benefits of using avocados.
11. Lean Meats
Lean meats contain tons of proteins which are good for your body as it has a type of thermo genic effect.
Your body actually burns about 30 percent of your calories just digesting the foods you are eating so a 300 calorie chicken breast is actually only 210 calories as your body will burn at least 90 calories just digesting it.
Proteins also ensure that the weight you are working so hard to lose is fat loss, not muscle loss.
No, we’re not talking about the infamous grapefruit diet, although grapefruit can help those looking to lose weight.
Grapefruit is so often recommended as the perfect breakfast for dieters as its low in sugar while containing antioxidants that reduce insulin levels.