13 Killer Foods For Fat Loss
In the battle against fat wouldn’t it be nice to have some help from the foods we eat? That’s what this article is about. By choosing the correct foods, you can have those foods cut your fat. Some foods are better at helping fight fat than others. This list of 13 killer foods for fat loss will be beneficial to anyone looking to lose weight by cutting fat.
Turkey is an excellent source of protein. It is extremely low in fat and high in protein. And since protein takes more energy to break down and digest, you naturally burn fat while digesting this quality protein source. Just make sure it’s skinless turkey.
Not everyone likes or can tolerate peppers. But for those who can, peppers are a thermogenic food that helps you burn fat by increasing your metabolism through temperature. Jalapeno and other chili peppers will boost your fat burning efforts with no additional effort on your part. Slice some up and throw them in your next salad, put them on a tuna sandwich, or eat a few plain, and enjoy the benefits.
This food is a good source of fiber, which helps fill you up and keep your blood glucose levels stable so your body doesn’t go into fat storing mode. It also gives you energy which helps you burn off the fat.
Another great source of protein is chicken. Like Turkey (and other high protein foods) it takes more energy to digest so you naturally burn more calories just to consume this high quality protein. Also like turkey, you want to choose skinless chicken.
5. Whole grains
Grains are carbohydrates and give us energy. Processed and starchy carbohydrates cause spikes in our blood glucose levels causing our bodies to store fat. That is the opposite of what we want, so stay far away from processed foods. Stick with whole grains like brown rice, whole grain cereals and quinoa. There are lots of whole grains that are beneficial to our fat loss diets, check them out.
Beans are a good source of protein and fiber. Beans build muscle tissue (protein) and keep you feeling full longer so you eat less. Be sure to choose wisely and stay away from refried beans and baked beans because of the fat and sugar contents.
7. Green Tea
Green tea contains caffeine at elevated levels compared to some other tea types. Plus it is considered a thermogenic source making it even more effective at increasing our metabolic rate and burning fat. A study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded “Green tea has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond that explained by its caffeine content per se.”
Some of the best fat burning foods are berries. Raspberries, Blueberries, Strawberries and others provide a high amount of fiber to your diet and keep you feeling full longer so you naturally eat less. They also boost your metabolism and increase your fat burning ability.
9. Tuna / Salmon
Fish is absolutely one of the best fat burning foods out there. They provide high quality protein and good fat to our diets. Like other sources of high quality proteins, we burn energy just breaking down and digesting these foods.
10. Lean Meat
We have already discussed several meat varieties, turkey, chicken and fish and to that we can add lean cuts of red meat. Having a variety of high quality protein meat sources will go a long way towards keeping you from getting bored with the same old choices.
11. Skim milk
This is a great source of calcium and calcium is very important for your metabolism. Your body needs calcium to maintain your metabolic rate. If you don’t have enough calcium in your bloodstream, your body will begin pulling calcium from your bones to supplement what it needs. So you had better believe calcium is very important for your metabolism.
Whey is a by-product of cheese making. It is the liquid that is left after milk is made to curdle and the cheese is extracted from the curdled milk. Whey protein is a quality source of protein for our bodies (where as soy protein increases the production of estrogen). Use this as a supplement to your regular diet to increase your protein levels and really burn some fat.
13. Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is a good source of protein and unsaturated “healthy” fats. Both of these give our bodies energy and increase our metabolic rate allowing for faster fat burning. They also help fill us up so we eat less. Fat is a good source for making us feel full and satisfied when we eat it.
Eggs are a great fat killer food but they are high in cholesterol. If you want to add eggs to your fat killer food group list then be sure to eat them in moderation. One large egg has 211 mg of cholesterol which is 70% daily value for someone on a 2000 calorie diet.
These foods are common every day foods but they pack an extra punch when it comes to burning fat. Incorporate them into your daily eating habits and you will immediately start to enjoy the many benefits that they provide.
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