Five Fat Fighting Foods

 

Five Fat Fighting Foods

IMG_1351Did you know there are certain foods you can add to your diet that will help you burn extra calories? Try adding these foods to your diet to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

  • Eggs.  Eggs are a good source of protein that help the body feel fuller longer.  They contain the essential amino acid, leucine, which helps the body maintain lean muscle mass and stabilize blood glucose levels. Eating eggs for breakfast helps the body avoid blood sugar spikes which could lead to cravings and snacking later in the day.  At only 75 calories per egg with 7 grams of protein, consuming eggs makes a great addition to the diet. 
  • Oatmeal.  Oatmeal contains high amounts of fiber.  The fiber in oatmeal adds bulk to the oats which takes longer to chew and digest making the body feel fuller for longer periods of time. It also lowers blood sugar levels keeping them steady to avoid hunger and cravings.  Because oatmeal is a complex carbohydrate it provides the body with more energy during exercise helping to burn more fat.
  • Lean Chicken or Turkey. Like eggs, lean chicken and turkey are a good source of protein.  Protein contains only 4 calories per gram compared to fats at 9 calories per gram.  Therefore, you can consume less calories eating lean chicken or turkey.  Lean chicken and turkey are also responsible for maintaining muscle mass which helps the body increase its metabolic rate.  The higher the bodies metabolic rate is, the more calories the body burns.
  • Chile Peppers.  Chile peppers contain a substance called capsaicin.  Capsaicin is responsible for the hot flavor in chile peppers.  But not only does it taste hot, capsaicin also causes the body to heat up in a process called thermogenesis which helps it burn more calories.
  • Green Tea.  Green tea contains an antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, which is responsible for speeding up the body’s metabolism. Along with the caffeine found in green tea, the two ingredients work together to  cause the body to release fat into the blood stream.  The body uses the fat as fuel which increases the amount of calories burned and boosts the metabolism.

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