Fat Burning Foods - Lower Your Body Fat With These
Fat Loss Meals
incorporating a variety of fat loss foods into your daily meals,
you will unlock your potential for lowering your body fat percentage.
If you are sweating bucket loads in the gym and pounding the treadmill
then why sabotage your hard earned efforts with poor choices in
the kitchen? Often, it is paying attention to your nutritional requirements
which make the difference between firm or flab.
I always advocate starting your training days with some good oatmeal
and a little fruit. It provides the right balance of slow release
carbs and simple sugars required for a hard training session later
in the day. However on non-training days you really want to cut
down on your carbs as they are the first nutrient your body will
turn to. A good weight loss strategy on non-training days is to
replace the high carb oatmeal with a fat burning substitute. Try
citrus fruit, especially grapefruit, for a real fat burning boost.
The most recent medical research has found that a flavonoid in these
types of citrus fruits was able to influence the liver into burning
up excess fat, rather than storing it. Citrus fruits are also a
great source of vitamin C and pectin (which lowers cholesterol).
Another great fat burning breakfast and alternative to heavy carbs
is cherry and yogurt. Combined together, cherry and yogurt are great
fat burners. Antioxidants in cherries aid your metabolism to function
better, while calcium in the yogurt boosts your metabolism and binds
to the fat in the gastrointestinal tract (reducing fat absorption).
As a sweet tasting and delicious food, you do not have to restrict
this fat burning double act to the breakfast table; it is equally
potent in satisfying the craving for sweets.
You may consider olive oil and vinegar as cooking accompaniments
or garnish rather than food, but their effectiveness as fat burners
has ensured their inclusion in this list. Using olive oil to cook
your food is a great source of healthy mono-unsaturated fatty acids
and antioxidative substances. Rather than using fattening hydrogenated
cooking oils, which are processed, stick to cold pressed olive oil
to cook or to garnish salads. Despite its health benefits (raising
good cholesterol levels and lowering the bad cholesterol), use olive
oil in moderation as all oils carry the same amount of calories.
Vinegar is a great dressing for salads, but its weight loss properties
are less appreciated. Vinegar lowers the glycemic Index of the food
you're eating by managing your insulin levels. By slowing down and
stabilizing your food absorption, you will feel replenished for
longer periods and experience less food cravings.
By adding fresh chili peppers to your meals, you may feel the heat
from the extra hot spice is contributing to fat loss. Well, chili
peppers certainly is at the summit of any fat loss food pyramid,
but not because you find yourself sweating every time you put a
spoonful in your mouth. Chili peppers contains the active ingredient
capsicum, which produces the sensation of burning in any tissue
with which it comes into contact. Capsicum actually inhibits the
growth of fat cells and can aid your body in expending extra calories
each day just by jazzing up boring meals.