Best Fat Burning Foods

Best Fat Burning Foods

Nowadays many people look to foods that help burn their stubborn fat off. Because of this people have turned to eat foods they don’t even like, such as apple cider vinegar. I mean seriously, have you ever tasted this stuff? I always say the diet that works best for you is the one you can stick to, and if you don’t like the foods in your diet odds are you can’t stick to it. Instead, check out this list of real fat-burning foods that will actually cause you to lose weight. Reminder, if you’re trying to lose weight the most important thing to consider is Calories in – Calories out. 

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Proteins

Proteins are one of, if not, the best foods to include in your diet for burning fat. Just by eating proteins, your body has to burn calories. This is called the thermic effect of food. For every protein, you eat 25% of the calories have to be burned off for digestion when you compare that to carbs, which only burns 10%, and fats, which burns 0-4%. So for comparison, if I ate 100 calories of pure protein, carbs or fats I would burn  25, 10, or 5 calories respectively. I’m sure you see why every personal trainer tries to get you to eat more proteins. In addition, you can burn even more calories by combining strength training and increasing protein intake.

Foods High In Fiber

Any food that is high in fiber will leave you fuller for longer, thus lowering the amount of food you eat. Therefore by lowering the calories, you get from the food you will find weight loss much easier. Also, fiber helps aid bacteria necessary for digestion making your body more efficient. If you’re looking for foods that keep you full try including foods like white/sweet potato, oats, broccoli, most fruits, anything whole wheat, or popcorn.

Low-Calorie Dense Foods

Low-calorie dense foods are exactly what they sound like, a large amount of food for lower calories. A perfect example would be eating two tablespoons of peanut butter is almost equivalent to 7 oz of chicken breast, that’s almost half a pound! Now there’s nothing wrong with peanut butter, in fact, it’s perfectly healthy, but if you think which will make you fuller faster it’s obviously the chicken. This is why I preach about food logging because there are plenty of healthy foods loaded with calories. Whenever you are trying to lose weight just add some low-calorie dense foods to your diet and watch the fat fly off!

“Healthy” Foods You Enjoy

(Healthy is put in quotations here because all foods are the same and shouldn’t have labels.) Regardless, if you’re trying to lose fat one of the most important things in your “diet” is having foods you enjoy. The diet that works best is the one you can stick to. If you don’t like chicken breast, but force yourself to eat it how sustainable is that in the long run? So instead of force-feeding yourself apple cider vinegar, find foods that are healthy and enjoyable to keep as a staple in your meal plan. 

 

I hope this article was able to help you learn more about setting up a sustainable diet that gives you the results you’re looking for. If you want to learn more about weight loss, exercise, or nutrition check out my blog.

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