Sticking to the dietary plan might be challenging but a motivation to lose weight will help you succeed. Select protein, dairy and fruits will help you increase metabolism, eliminate toxins and release fat in your body and eating them on a daily basis will always be helpful for you to succeed in your fitness goals. Following are healthy and fat-burning foods which will help burn your calories. Read on and tell us what you think!
1. Berserk for Beans
White beans, black beans, red beans, or any kind of beans are equally beneficial in burning body fats. Rich in protein and fiber, beans boost your metabolism and energy and regulate appetite and slow down your digestion. Body weight can be maintained by these digestive processes. Beans are abundant in all parts of the world so they are cheaper compared to their protein-rich meat counterparts. Stock on some fresh or dried beans in your pantry and store them up for longer duration. They are very easy to prepare as additions to your salads, and soups on busy and lazy days.
2. Fired Up for Fish
Fish like tuna and salmon are fat-burning seafood which are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. Like beans, they regulate your appetite and energizes your metabolism. They also help you strengthen your teeth and gums including your hair and nails. Leptin is a protein hormone which causes the healthy growth of the said body parts. You might want to eat fresh fish all the time but if not available, you can always opt for canned, frozen and dried fish counterparts.
3. Hungry for whole grains
Whole grains like brown rice, oat and corn provides your body with much-needed fiber and complex carbohydrates. They break down more slowly and hold your insulin level steadily. These whole grains contain only about 500 calories per pound, which means you can eat them until you’re comfortably full without being concerned that you’re going overboard on calories. Unground grains like whole oats and brown rice are cooked in water (therefore wet), which adds bulk and a lot more stomach-filling satisfaction, but not more calories.
4. Delicious Dairy
Dairy products, such as yogurt, contain both protein and calcium which strengthen your muscle while promoting weight loss. It was found in some studies that participants which included dairy in their diets lost more weight than the dairy-free group. And, research also shows that probiotics found in some light dairy fights fat. Still other studies have shown pronounced benefits of dairy products, including fat loss, muscle gain and improved weight maintenance. It is clear that some dairy has the potential to help you slim down. You are better off eating full fat dairy because fat doesn’t make you fat, sugar does.
5. Ready for Red Grapes (and Wine)
Red wine also help fight body fat. As found in a study, people who had high fat diet accumulated less fat when they also consumed Muscadine grapes compared to their counterparts who did not consume Muscadine grapes. It was claimed that the ellagic acid composition of Muscadine grapes cause the said burning of body fats. Muscadine grapes are rich sources of polyphenols and other nutrients studied for their potential health benefits. Muscadines are rich in fiber and mostly water by weight — both fiber and water help fill your stomach without contributing calories. The soluble fiber in muscadine grapes delays gastric emptying, which helps you feel fuller longer. Eating muscadines — or any other fresh fruit — when you crave something sweet can also help you avoid high-calorie treats laden with added sugars.