Lose Weight Fast By Adding This One Thing

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2. Healthy Whole Grains

One of the great things about whole grains is that they release sugar into the bloodstream very slowly. This will give you steady and reliable energy for long periods of time. Sugar does provide energy to the body, but when there is too much, your body simply stores it as fat. Whole grains are a terrific food that can prevent this from happening. For lowering body fat, you will need a controlled calorie diet with plenty of whole grains. Whole grains are also important because, unlike refined grains, they will not deprive the body of necessary nutrients.

 

3. Helps With Your Workouts

Oats are rich in soluble fiber, protein, and complex carbs that gradually release energy so that you never run dry. As a pre-workout food, oatmeal can’t be beat. One 2001 study, published in the journal Metabolism, found that male athletes who ate rolled oats with water about an hour before exercising had increased carbohydrate metabolism, kept normal glucose levels much longer than normal, and showed increased levels of performance duration. Oats contain powerful antioxidants that can help to protect the energy reserves of the body from free radicals that would use that energy instead. The B vitamins in oatmeal are also a great source of energy.

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