The key to effective and healthy weight loss is through diet and exercise, we know this. There is no fancy piece of exercise equipment that will help you spot reduce. Just as there is no miracle fruit that will melt the pounds away. But there are many foods that are conducive to weight loss and that actually help you to burn calories. As a weight loss bonus, fat burning foods are generally foods which have a host of other health benefits.
Make green tea your drink of choice to quench that thirst, satisfy your minimum daily fluid intake while at the same time burning those calories. Green tea contains the anti-oxidant EGCG which works to burn calories throughout the whole day.
Also keep in mind the added benefit of green tea replacing those drinks laden with sugars and the host of other health benefits such as the anti-cancer and cholesterol maintenance properties.
Whole grain bread
The fiber content of wholegrain bread is high along with the nutritional benefits of the seeds within. Wholegrain toast makes for a satisfying and low GI breakfast and wholegrain bread is excellent for sandwiches or as the side carbohydrate for a meal like soup.
Important to note is that brown bread does not mean whole grain. Some brown bread can contain colorings to achieve its brown appearance.
It is packed with good fats which are conducive to weight loss. It is super easy to prepare and a cost effective, satisfying meal with a plate of vegetables and brown rice for example. A steak of salmon can be covered in a bowl and cooked in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.
Garlic and Onions
Yes we know, garlic and onions are two foods not one. We will bunch them together because of their ease of use and common combination and addition to foods. Minerals and oils inside garlic and onions help to break down fat and increase the metabolism.
If you can appreciate the green flavor of broccoli you have yourself a low calorie, zero fat vegetable that can accompany any meal. Broccoli boasts a great deal of fiber and a host of other health benefits in your daily diet. It is a great accompaniment in almost any meal and filling.
Berries are high in nutrients including antioxidants. When you buy them frozen their freshness is locked in and they can be kept for some time and used in a variety of ways. In summer thaw a few berries in your mouth. Just like ice cubes, only tastier. Add them to your oatmeal, cereal, or yogurt.
Versatile, tasty, filling and high in protein. Chicken can be used in a variety of dishes for lunch and dinner.
It is high in protein, great as a part of breakfast, dessert and a tasty snack. Low fat yogurt is a great way to get your daily dose of dairy and can be transformed into a delicious meal with the addition of fruits or cereal.
Once you go brown you’ll never want to go back to white. It has substance and is covered in fiber. The nutty taste and texture of brown rice goes beautifully with your meats (such as lean chicken) and vegetables and is very filling.
Not just rich in Fiber, the high vitamin C content of oranges is conducive to fat burning. Vitamin C promotes the production of Carnitine in the body which oxidizes fatty acids (breaks them down/burns fat).
Preferably eat your oranges fresh rather than in supplement form or juice. The fruit is highest in fiber and a filling and sweet satisfying end to meals.