I’m dedicating this post to what I consider to be some of the best fat burning foods available. As usual, these are all natural foods and loaded with vitamins, nutrients and taste! Use these foods in meals and as snacks throughout the day.
Salmon is probably one of the best meats for you overall and it tastes awesome too. Salmon is loaded with protein and Omega-3 Amino fatty acids boosting your metabolism and burning more fat. These fatty acids also have a very positive effect on your cardiovascular health, protecting you against heart disease.
Turkey is another great meat for burning fat. Turkey is packed with protein for higher caloric burn and is also naturally lower in fat compared to chicken. Just make sure you buy turkey in its most natural form (many typical thanksgiving turkeys are injected with butter or other fatty substances).
Beef is a very popular meat around the world due to its flavorful taste and wide availability. Lean beef especially is a great fat burning food as it has a reduced amount of saturated fat compared to other beef yet is still loaded with protein. It also contains iron which is vital for the creation of hemoglobin in your red blood cells.
Green tea has been enjoyed by the Japanese for centuries and has been spreading in popularity the past several years. Green tea is a great fat burning beverage due mainly to the EGCG contained within it which stimulates your brain and nervous system resulting in higher caloric burn. Green tea also has powerful antioxidants and studies have shown it to even reduce the risk of some cancers. Furthermore, it has also been known to help lower overall cholesterol levels and improve the ratio of good cholesterol (HDL) to bad cholesterol (LDL).
Skim Milk contains large amounts of calcium, helping to increase your metabolism and burn calories. There have been many studies which show that those who drink moderate amounts of milk or low-fat dairy products daily, have less body fat ratios than those who don’t. Skim milk is best but if you find it too watery, 1% milk is a good alternative.
Chili Peppers are not only great for spicing up your meals, but they are in themselves a fat burning food. Not only are they low in saturated fat but Chili peppers contain an element called capsaicin which has a thermic effect on your body and revs up your metabolism. They are a natural anti-inflammatory and are also a great source of Vitamin C, B6, K, Potassium and especially Vitamin A accounting for over 150% of your required daily value per serving. Consuming a few hot chili’s should give you a decent thermogenic effect but don’t over do it – too many of these things at once can be hard on your stomach. Some of the more popular varieties of chili’s include Jalapenos, Chipotles, Serranos, and Habaneros (warning – damn hot!)
Spinach isn’t just for Popeye (though he did have the right idea about the veggie). Spinach is loaded with vitamins and nutrients yet is a mere 8 calories per serving. A single serving of spinach contains over 60% of your daily value (DV) requirement for vitamin A and a whopping 200% of required Vitamin K. Spinach is also full of antioxidants that reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, and a number of cancers. Yep, this stuff definitely isn’t just for buff sailors.
Edamame are one of my all time favorite fat burning snack foods. They are essentially soy beans which have been lightly boiled and salted (of course the salt is entirely optional). Originally from Japan, edamame are an excellent source of protein, Vitamin C, iron, and calcium! They also contain 0g of saturated fats so eat them guilt free.
Broccoli is one of those super foods that you can never really eat enough of. It is literally packed with nutrients including calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, and fiber. The calcium, vitamin C and fiber all contribute to burning fat and increasing your metabolism. On top of that, broccoli is full of antioxidants that provide a multitude of health benefits including decreasing the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
Oats are a great way to fill you up as they’re loaded with soluble fiber, which helps reduce cholesterol and lowers the risk of heart disease. They’re also a very good source of selenium which boosts your energy and immune system by producing antibodies. One of my favorite breakfasts is a nice big bowl of oatmeal in the morning with some blueberries on top. Just make sure you eat the pure stuff, not the flavored variety that typically come in packets and loaded with sugar.
Follow a Fat Burning Food Plan that Works
Now if you’re really serious about losing fat permanently I believe it is absolutely vital you follow a comprehensive fat burning diet plan that’s proven to work over the long term. The best program I’ve found so far is called The Diet Solution Program. The Diet Solution Program is run by Isabel De Los Rios, a certified nutritionist and fitness trainer and the main reason I like her program is not only because it works so well but because it focuses on burning fat 100% naturally, which in my mind is by far the best way to do it.
Why naturally? Simply because shortcuts don’t work. Despite what many people want to believe, there is no magic pill for long term weight loss. The truth is, real permanent fat loss can only come from a change in your eating habits and anyone who tells you otherwise is either misinformed or well frankly is full of it. Sorry but I gotta keep it real
Now there’s no doubt in my mind you’ll see results with this program but only if you actually follow it. So if you’re expecting to lose fat without any change in the way you eat, then please do NOT purchase this program!
BUT if you’re not afraid of making a real change in your life and commit yourself to following Isabel’s program, you will likely be shocked by the type of results you can achieve. Click here to watch the Diet Solution Program video.